Phoebe Snow, song writer and signer of hit song “Poetry Man”, died today from a brain hemorrhage. It is a sad day for many, since she was only 58-years-old.
During her early fame, she was nominated for “Best New Artist” at the Grammy’s. But soon after, she put her music career on hold to care for her severely brain-damaged daughter, who she greatly loved. Her daughter died 4 years ago, at the tender age of 31-years-old.
What made her even more special than her music, was the love she had for her daughter. In 1975, she gave birth to a baby girl named Valerie Rose, but she was severely brain-damaged. And although her husband left her soon after the birth of their child, she stood strong. During that time, many disabled children were sent to institutions, but Snow decided to keep her daughter at home and care for the child herself. She continued to do so, until her death.
It is a great loss, but her music will live on.
POETRY MAN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OxTVxGhHFM