One of the legends is for sure Amy Jade Winehouse born in 1983. She was an English singer and songwriter. Amy died on 23. July 2011 in her 27 age, she died from alcohol poisoning.
Her most popular song is “Back To Black”.
Song is from her first album “Back To Black“. She dedicated this song to her lover Blake-Fielder Civil, when he told her that he don’t want to leave her girlfriend for her.
Amy was very talented singer, she was singing with her heart, the song she wrote, with her unique voice. She was suffering from depression and bulimia, went through the period of drinking, heavy drug use and weight loss.
Whenever she was depressed she was writing songs, so she believed that she was getting something good out of bad. That was true because she has some soul touching songs…
Love Is A Losing Game
In 2008. she won an award for this song on Ivor Novello Awards.
Tears Dry On Their Own
You Know I’m No Good
These are also the songs from her first album “Back To Black” from 2006. led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British woman to win five Grammys, including three of the General Field “Big Four” Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
She was influenced by soul girl groups such as The Ronettes, whose look she imitated.
Her passion was jazz, she was a great true jazz singer, and performed on many jazz festivals.
“I would say that jazz is my own language”
Tony Bennett, Amy Winehouse – Body and Soul (from Duets II: The Great Performances)
Tony Bennett was one of her idols, she was so nervous and skittish she was saying “I just don’t wanna waste your time. this needs to be perfect”.
At 3:54 p.m. BST on 23 July 2011, two ambulances were called to Winehouse’s home in Camden, London. Winehouse was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.”
Amy (2015) is documentary film about life, told with her words, it contains the videos from her life that haven’t been seen, and death of this music legend that will live forever in our hearts, together with her songs.
Amy Winehouse Quotes
- I write songs about stuff that I can’t really get past personally – and then I write a song about it and I feel better.
- I don’t listen to a lot of new stuff. I just like the old stuff. It’s all quite dramatic and atmospheric. You’d have an entire story in song. I never listen to, like, white music – I couldn’t sing you a Zeppelin or Floyd song.
- Life’s short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands and buts.
- If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.