Monday, November 2, 2009

Died on this date:

Eva Cassidy
Feb. 2, 1963-Nov. 2, 1996
(Age 33)

When Eva Cassidy died her death went virtually unnoticed outside of her native Washington, DC/ Maryland area.  Four years later the BBC played her version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and the response was so great a compilation of her music was put together and Songbird was the result.

If you've never heard Eva Cassidy sing, pick up Songbird or anything else by Eva.  You will not be disappointed.  She was an amazing talent with a serenely beautiful voice.

One can only imagine the musical accomplishments that would have been had Eva Cassidy not left us way too soon.

From complications of cancer.

Ladies and Gentlemen...
Miss Eva Cassidy


  1. Wow, FG, Eva Cassidy just blew me away, thanks for the post. I've heard a lot of people do Over the Rainbow and Time After Time but never as beautifully as this. What a shame that she's gone. And to think a heavenly voice like that is silenced while low life hate mongers like Beck, Limbaugh, and Savage still can make ugly sounds, just leaves me weak...

  2. Glad you liked it. I'm having her version of "Fields of Gold" played at my memorial service.