Eva Cassidy

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Eva Marie Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996)

Eva Cassidy’s beautiful and angelic voice weren’t made known to me until more than a decade after her death on this date in 1996.  In fact, most of her success came after she succumbed to melanoma when her music was promoted on BBC radio and TV to great acclaim.  Sadly, the singer/songwriters death could have been prevented if she’d have kept up with regular checkups after removal of a malignancy.  This is one of her best covers and probably the best version of the song, “Fields of Gold.”