Singer and guitarist Phoebe Snow passed away today due to complications of a stroke she suffered last year. She was 58.
Snow had a monster hit in 1975 with a song she wrote called “Poetry Man”. She also recorded a gospel inspired duet with Paul Simon called “Gone at Last.” Snow seemed on her way to superstardom. However, later that year, she gave birth to a daughter named Valerie who was severely disabled and required round the clock care. Instead of institutionalizing her daughter, Snow opted to take care of her at home on her own which she did until her death in 2007. Although music took a back seat Snow did sporadically record music and perform. At the time of her brain hemorrage, Snow was recording an album and planning to go on tour.
Here’s Snow performing “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss)” with Linda Ronstadt on a 1979 episode of Saturday Night Live.