P hoebe Snow died Tuesday morning [Apr26] from complications of a brain hemorrhage she suffered more than a year ago. She was 58 and was best known for contralto bluesy 1975 hit “Poetry Man,” which earn her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
Phoebe, who to my generation knew her as the voice of the theme song for NBC’s “A Different World” [first season] and a string of ad jingles for companies like Hallmark, AT&T and General Foods International Coffee, for whom she sung “Celebrate the moments of your life.”
Since the hemorrhage she was kept largely in a medically induced coma. Her manager, Sue Cameron, said. She had suffered blood clots, pneumonia and congestive heart failure. Before she suffered the hemorrhage in January 2010, she had been working on a new album with plans to tour.
Take a listen to “Something Real” this is my favorite Phoebe Snow song:
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