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Gifted 1970s Singer-Songwriter Phoebe Snow Dies — So Sad.

Tue, April 26, 2011 5:20pm EDT by William Earl 2 Comments
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She was a musical prodigy who thrilled the world with her single ‘Poetry Man.’

Phoebe Snow, who was an incredible singer-songwriter and guitar player, died on April 26 at age 60.

Her death was the result of a brain hemorrhage in 2010 and number of other health problems over the years, including blood clots, pneumonia, congestive heart failure and a stroke, the Associated Press reports.

“The loss of this unique and untouchable voice is incalculable,” Sue Cameron, Phoebe’s manager, says. “Phoebe was one of the brightest, funniest and most talented singer-songwriters of all time.”

Phoebe released a string of impressive singles in the 1970s, including “Poetry Man,” “Love Makes a Woman” and “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” She put music aside early in her career to tend to her disabled daughter Valerie.

“[Phoebe was] a magnificent mother to her late brain-damaged daughter, Valerie, for 31 years,” Sue says. “Phoebe felt that was her greatest accomplishment.”

We will miss Phoebe’s beautiful voice!

— William Earl