AP: Teaneck Native, 'Poetry Man' Singer Phoebe Snow Dies

Known for 1970s hit "Poetry Man"

Singer Phoebe Snow, best known for her hit 'Poetry Man,' has died, according to an Associated Press report.

Snow was born Phoebe Ann Laub in New York City in 1950 and grew up in Teaneck, the AP reported. She died Tuesday morning in Edison from complications from a brain hemorrhage, the report says.

Snow's "Poetry Man" made it to the Top 5 pop singles in the 1970s. She was a guitarist and songwriter as well, according to the report. 

She lived on Palisade Avenue, according to an interview posted on the website.  She attended Eugene Field School #8 and .

"I had a wonderful childhood and being a teenager was difficult and I have mixed memories. I have very fond ones and I have real kind of rotten ones but when anybody says the word Teaneck, every once in a while I will be in a, doing a show and someone will yell out, Teaneck, New Jersey, you know, because in all the interviews, of course I mentioned it. That's where I grew up. And it always, I feel a pang. Sure I do. I mean it is my home town," Snow said in the interview on the library website. 

Read more at ABCNews.com. 

Read Snow's interview about her life in Teaneck.

Barbara Ostroth April 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM
So very saddened to hear of her loss -- her incredible voice and song styling will always be a part of the memories of my youth.
Vicki April 27, 2011 at 06:59 PM
God lent her to us, now He is enjoying her, thanks Phoebe for the great memories.....see you soon.
janet April 28, 2011 at 06:55 PM
I love Phoebe Snow and will remember her forever. Her melodious voice will forever be in mind and heart.
Dennis Washington April 28, 2011 at 08:56 PM
I enjoyed listening to Phoebo beautiful voice when I first heard the song "Poetry Man" in the 70's..I will remember your voice and beautiful smile forever..god bless you.


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