Grammy-nominated singer Phoebe Snow -- famous for her 1970s hit "Poetry Man" -- passed away this morning from complications of a brain hemorrhage. Among Snow's main accomplishments -- she… READ MORE >
Phoebe Snow (born Phoebe Ann Laub, July 17, 1952 - April 26, 2011) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her 1975 hit "Poetry Man." Snow was described by The New York Times as a "contralto grounded in a bluesy growl and capable of sweeping over four octaves." Snow was raised in a household where Delta blues, Broadway show tunes, Dixieland jazz, classical music and folk music recordings were played around the clock. Her father, Merrill Laub, was an exterminator by trade, had an encyclopedic knowledge of American film and theater and was an avid collector and restorer of antiques. Her mother, Lili, was a dance teacher who had danced with the Martha Graham group at one time. Her mother died after a 12-year battle with bone cancer. She grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and graduated from Teaneck High School. She subsequently attended Shimer College in Mount Carroll, Illinois, but did not graduate.