February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996
YouTube Video Source: Eva Cassidy
It was my mother who told me of Eva Cassidy and of her phenomenal voice. This extremely talented singer was pretty much unknown until her death in 1996 at the age of 33 from advanced melanoma.
Her posthumous success began with the release of the album Songbird. It became a number one million selling success in England.
The book Eva Cassidy: Songbird: By Those Who Knew Her tells about her extraordinary life.
Music By Eva Cassidy
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Sorry, Cheryl, I have to say this:
Melanoma is not something to mess with. My stepfather died from it, and it was a miserable death. If it’s caught early, it’s fairly easy to deal with, but there’s no cure as yet for it. Please, wear sunscreen, a hat that covers your ears when you go out, and if you see a mole that looks irregular or starts changing in color or shape, run, don’t walk, to the doctor and have it checked.
Sorry to hear about your stepdad. I was having some flaking on the top of my nose so I went to the skin doctor. She told me I had pre-cancer and froze it off. I was telling my sister about what happened and she said, “I have flaking on my nose.” She went to the skin doctor and she was also diagnosed with pre-cancer. I usually go once a year for a skin check, but didn’t this year. I really shouldn’t put it off!
I LOVE Eva Cassidy’s voice. Thanks for this post.
You’re welcome…What a beautiful voice she had!
What an amazing voice! I had never heard of her before reading your post, so thanks for the introduction. (Sad to hear that she died so young…)
She absolutely had an amazing voice. I probably would never have heard of her but my mom was very big into music and told me about her. Sad story…
too bad her success came too late. Very unique voice!
It really is sad story.
Eva Cassidy had a good voice, Cheryl 🙂
Melanoma is dangerous and there are many here in Spain, who get this too, specially not Spanish people, because they protect themselves better than most others. I lost a friend here last Summer because of same.
Wish you a happy day.
Sorry for your loss Irene. I did a lot of sunbathing when I was young. As I mentioned in another comment I had pre-cancer removed from my nose. It’s scary! Thank you for stopping by and for the comment. You have a great day yourself!
Wish you a great day too, Cheryl.
Such a gift! Her early death was tragic.
It sure was!
I had not heard of this talented singer. What a beautiful voice and so sad that “her candle burned out” long before it should have. Thanks for sharing.
There are many people who have never heard of her,which is why I decided to mention her in a blog post. I am glad you liked it!
What a beautiful voice! I did not know Eva Cassidy before. But I will look for her music now. Thank you. ❤
I never heard of her before my mom introduced me to her beautiful voice. I am glad that you enjoyed the post.
I’m a big fan of hers, thanks for giving her recognition. I hope this post makes more people aware of her great gift.
I wish she was still around.
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Thank you for the nomination. There are a few others that I have to do first but I will get to this after the AtoZ Challenge.