|Garland Jeffreys and Phoebe Snow, 1977|
Phoebe would show up around town, and that's where our paths would cross. Then I'd be able to get pictures. She was always happy to smile and pose. You'd never know how difficult her life really was. She showed up backstage after a Garland Jeffreys concert, and the photo was used by Circus Magazine to illustrate a story about Garland, as she sang on "Reelin'" from his second album One-Eyed Jack. One of those backstage shots was also used in Circus for a story called "Phoebe Snow Never Let Go." Interesting how the article talked about Phoebe being cynical, but never mentioned anything about her daughter.
|Billy Joel and Phoebe Snow at Studio 54, 1978|
She also came to a party at Studio 54 and I shot her with Billy Joel, another musician I've only photographed offstage.
It was hard to hear about her stroke in 2010. It was harder still to hear that we lost her. Rest in peace Phoebe.
And then it turns out we lost Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex this week too. Rest in peace Marianne Elliot-Said. Two strong women performers gone.