Morning Music Notes – Forever 27, Amy Winehouse
As pretty much all of you know right now, Amy Winehouse died on Saturday. While not a gigantic surprise to most, the shock factor is still there, losing someone so young. Amy burst onto the scene with her 2003 album, Frank, which was then followed up my Grammy-winning, platinum selling second (and final) album, Back to Black. Multiple tours were cancelled over the years. Winehouse checked into and out of rehab, cancelled tours citing exhaustion. PHM saw Winehouse do a so-so “I don’t want to be here” style set at Lollapalooza, which was followed by a tour cancellation shortly thereafter. Amy Winehouse earned all sorts of unfavourable nicknames, such as Amy Wine-o, or Amy Declinehouse, both mocking her alcoholism and her career shortcomings. Amy never got a chance to try and better her Back to Black album, as she was found dead at her place in London on Saturday. Below is a roundup of news articles and tributes.
Celebrity friends pay tribute to Amy Winehouse (via Telegraph). Hint: they are sad
Interview with Yahoo News, when Winehouse jokes that “I’ll be dead in a ditch, on fire” within 10 years.
Amy Winehouse proves the best way to increase album sales is to die. Album sales surge, reports the Guardian.
The Hollywood Report asks “Will Amy Winehouse’s unfinished album be released?” Her family will apparently have the final say.
The Telegraph has a career summary of Amy Winehouse, following her ups and downs, her album releases and stints in rehab.
NME reports that MIA has recorded and released an Amy Winehouse tribute song, called 27. This pays tribute to all the musicians who died at the age of 27, as outlined in the next section of these Morning Music Notes. Check out the song below.
There is an infamous (that means famous!) list of musicians who have died at the age of 27. Amy Winehouse was also 27, and joins this sad club. Members include Jim Morrison from the Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones from the Rolling Stones, and most recently, Kurt Cobain from Nirvana. Hendrix and Joplin died less than 3 weeks apart, with Morrison following them 9 months later, in the summer of 1971.