I was a HUGE fan of Amy Winehouse. When she came along, it was a time I had almost become board with music and then wham...along came Amy with a new twist on a old vintage sound with that raspy voice. In such a short time, Amy Winehouse won five Grammy Awards for her 2006 album Back to Black, and is remembered for songs like "Rehab," " You Know I'm no Good "Back to Black" "Fuck Me Pumps" and "Valerie." Is it any wonder I loved her!?! And lets not mention that over the top vintage style, those trademark eyes and bee-hive hair do. She died in 2011, at age 27, sadly. But today would have been her birthday.
Born in London, England, on September 14, 1983, Amy Winehouse broke into the music business when, at age 16, a classmate passed on her demo tape. She signed her first record deal as a jazz vocalist, and her music later blossomed into an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, soul and R&B. Winehouse then went on to win the five Grammy Awards connected to her 2006 album Back to Black. Winehouse died tragically on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning. I can still remember hearing the news. I was set to go poolside that day, but instead stayed home and listened to all my Winehouse cd's. I had also dreamed of having a cock-a-tail or 6 with her in a bar one day. I thought that might have been cool. Yes, you are still remember Ms. Winehouse, and I shall raise a toast to you tonight and listen to your wonderful gifts you left behind.
Amy Jade Winehouse
September 14 1983 – July 23 2011
My four favorite Winehouse songs..... I highly recommend each.