Monday, 19 April 2010

Crazy things happen

Eva Cassidy was completely unknown outside of her local circle in Washington when she died of skin cancer, age 33, in 1996.

'Four years later, Cassidy's music was brought to the attention of British audiences when her version of "Over the Rainbow" was played by Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. Following the overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of "Over the Rainbow", taken at the Blues Alley, was shown on BBC Two's Top of the Pops 2. Shortly afterwards, the compilation album Songbird climbed to the top of the UK Albums Charts, almost three years after its initial release. The chart success in the United Kingdom and Ireland led to increased recognition worldwide; as of 2008 her posthumously released recordings, including three UK #1s, have sold around eight million copies. Her music has also charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.' (Wiki).'

She never lost her edge all her life.

This is my favourite, 'I know you by heart.' I often feel its like Christ's love song to those who get attacked, persecuted, libelled and abused.
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Eva, 'Somewhere over the rainbow.'

The outline of the current situation in respect of the libel campaign against me and the legal stuff (click).