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Eva Cassidy - Somewhere over the rainbow

Eva Cassidy (February 2, 1963 – November 2, 1996) was an American singer and guitarist with a powerful, emotive voice known for her interpretations of jazz, folk and blues music.

She was virtually unknown outside her native Washington, D.C. when she died of melanoma in 1996 at the age of 33.

"Someday I'll wish upon a star And wake up where the clouds Are far behind me Where troubles melt like lemon drops Away above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me"

Eva Cassidy

Two years after her death, Eva Cassidy's music was brought to the attention of British audiences, when her versions of “Fields of Gold” and “Over The Rainbow” were played by Mike Harding and Terry Wogan on BBC Radio 2. The response was overwhelming and chart success followed which in turn led to increased recognition worldwide.

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