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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Nightline's Tribute to Eva Cassidy

True talent lives long beyond life's existence. Turn on the radio and on every station you'll hear many songs  that have passed the test of time.  They call them 'oldies but goodies" or "old standards".  But those songs were sung by people who reached stardom from record sales in the millions or from media coverage recording their lifetime of accomplishments.  Some became famous from 'one-hit wonders'.  All enjoyed their 60 seconds of fame or longer during their lives.

Not so, for Eva Cassidy. She became famous after she died at age 33. Eva was an American vocalist who succumbed to melanoma skin cancer in 1996 and never reached stardom or became famous while she was alive.  But she got really, really close.  Unfortunately, the world didn't get to enjoy her music until some of her recordings were discovered years later by BBC radio.

When I heard her story and music a few years ago, I posted  two songs on my Playlist: Over the Rainbow and I Know You by Heart.  If you're not familiar with Eva Cassidy, I found a YouTube video of her story aired by ABC's Nightline that will give you the opportunity to learn what a great talent we lost.  Fortunately for all of us, as I mentioned before, her music lives on.  Click HERE.

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