Amy Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was a British singer-songwriter known for her powerful voice and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz.
Sad and shocking but not a total surprise Amy Winehouse was found dead in her home in Camden, London yesterday afternoon July 24th 2011. She was popular in Italy which is why I decided to pay tribute to her today with a Sunday Song.
The disturbed but talented singer has had a turbulent career in recent years, surely the pressures of fame contributed to her depression and drug problems.
Last weekend she had been due to appear at the lLucca Summer Festival 2011 but the date was cancelled due to health problems, after her recent Belgrade performance when she appeared to be drunk on stage.
Amy Winehouse was just 27 years old as were all these other artists when they died, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones just tragic coincidences I am sure but still one that makes me shiver.
Amy Winehouse may not be among my favourite musicians but she had a huge talent and it is extremely sad that she was never able to find peace whilst alive with her talent or success. She led a rollercoaster life style that was destined to end in tragedy but she will live on in music history.
Information for this post was obtained from the following websites.
both Australian blogs.
Buono Domenica Tutti