Phoebe Snow, 'Poetry Man' singer, dies at 60
NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn't long after the release of "Poetry Man," the breezy, jazzy love song that would make Phoebe Snow a star, that the singer experienced another event that would dramatically alter her life.
In 1975, she gave birth to a daughter, Valerie Rose, who was found to be severely brain-damaged. Her husband split from her soon after the baby was born. And, at a time when many disabled children were sent to institutions, Snow decided to keep her daughter at home and care for the child herself... http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gQ0-eHxxQDmE8X3tYeBHGj41Pl3Q?docId=3412f245afe649b49acb6b9c2762f983