Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shelter Records: Poetry Man

Day four of our Fourth Week Label Special highlighting Shelter Records takes us back to 1974 and Phoebe Snow’s debut single “Poetry Man.” Released late in the year, the single would eventually place at #5 on the Hot 100 in April 1975. It simultaneously topped the Adult Contemporary chart.

Following the song’s release, a rumor persisted that Snow wrote the song about Jackson Browne, but this was unfounded and was probably connected with Snow touring for Browne while the song was still popular. Although Snow had several other charting singles, none measured up to the popularity of her first.

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