Singer, songwriter, Amy Winehouse
birth name: Amy Jade Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

September 14, 1983, Enfield, England ~ July 23, 2011, London, England

In her short career Winehouse gave us just a glimpse of what might have been, before she was undone by her own personal demons. But the songs she recorded, and the string of awards they brought her, served to underline what a talent she was. ~ BBC: Amy Winehouse Obituary ~ July 23, 2011 © BBC News

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With a husky, tart voice and a style that drew equally from the sounds of Motown and the stark storytelling of rap, Ms. Winehouse became one of the most acclaimed young singers of the past decade, selling millions of albums, winning five Grammy Awards and starting a British retro-R&B trend that continues today. Yet, almost from the moment she arrived on the international pop scene in early 2007, Ms. Winehouse appeared to flirt with self-destruction. She sang of an alcohol-soaked demimonde in songs like Rehab - whose refrain, “They tried to make me go to rehab/I said, ‘No, no, no,’ ” crystallized Ms. Winehouse’s persona - and before long it seemed to spill over into her personal life and fuel lurid headlines. The interplay between Ms. Winehouse’s life and art made her one of the most fascinating figures in pop music since Kurt Cobain, whose demise in 1994 - also at age 27 - was preceded by drug abuse and a frustration with fame as something that could never be escaped. Yet in time, the notoriety from Ms. Winehouse’s various drug arrests, public meltdowns and ruined concerts overshadowed her talent as a musician, and her career never recovered. ~ New York Times: Amy Winehouse Obituary ~ July 23, 2011 © New York Times

Amy Winehouse ~ Awarded a 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist.

Amy Winehouse ~ Frank (2003) ~ #367 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012

Amy Winehouse ~ Frank (2003) ~ Named one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2008.

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