The next vid in my Over the Rainbow series has a very sad story to go with it. Many of you have probably heard this version of OTR sung by Eva Cassidy or atleast a modern day star’s take on her version. In the 90’s she sang all over the DC area. Sadly her talent was only known in DC when she died in 1996 from melanoma at the young age of 33. Shortly after she died, a radio guy in London played her “Over the Rainbow” and it had an overwhelming responce. Eva’s music quickly became famous all over the world.
Everytime I listen to her sing the very last phrase of the song I can’t help but fight a tear. Hopefully you too enjoy this wonderful version. Its an incredible vocal with great emotion. Here she is singing the song in a live event in DC 🙂