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The Life of Amy Winehouse

ANY WINEHOUSE (14 September 1983 - 23 July 2011) Amy Jade Winehouse was born to a taxi driver and a pharmacist. She had a four-year older 14 September 1983 | London brother. At age of ten, Winehouse founded a short-lived rap band called Sweet 'n' Sou. She started a professional training at Sylvia Young Theatre School, but soon she was expelled for piercing her nose. 1993 1996 Amy starts playing the guitar. nu jazz jazz pop retro-pop świng Soul britpop R&B 1999 She began professional singing. People compared Amy's voice to Sarah Vaughan's and Nina Simone's. Amy's debut studio album Frank" was released by Island Records. Songs were mostly influenced by jazz. It achieved platinum sales in the UK. 20 October 2003 Amy went through the period of drinking, arug abuse, mood swings, and weight loss. 2005 It earned her praise for its soul influences. It debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number seven with first-week sales of about 51,000 copies, becoming the highest debut entry for an album by a British female solo artist at the time. Album achieved multi-platinum sales around the world. 4 October 2006 Winehouse's second album titled „Back to Black" was released. Amy's most significant awards BRIT Awards Best Female Solo Artist 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards Artist's Choice 2007 World Music Awards Best Selling Pop/Rock Female Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album (Back to Black) 2008 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Record of the Year Song of the Year Best New Artist 2008 Amy didn't attend the Grammys after her US visa request had been denied due to drug addiction. Echo Music Awards Best International Female Artist - Rock/Pop Album of the Year 2009 Blake's Winehouse married her boyfriend, Blake Fielder-Civil. Afterwards, Amy had her husband's name tattooed on her chest 18 May 2007 Amy admitted assaulting a fan after being criticised for number of assaults. for her choice of husband. Apart from that, Amy was arrested Amy cancelled her UK and European Tour due to exhaustion and health problems. She was hospitalised for alcohol and drug addiction (heroin, ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine). 2007 In some interviews Amy admitted self-mutilating behavior, depressive disorder and bulimia. She suffered from pulmonary emphysema due to her nicotine addiction. She was afflicted by People suffering from BPD tend to present mood swings, disturbed personal identity, fear of rejection, auto-aggressive behavior, and propensity to establish instable, short-term relationships. bborderline personality October 2007 Amy and Blake were arrested in Norway for possessing illegal drugs. Amy performed during the wedding reception of Greek couple. She was paid £20,000 for the „show". September 2009 British brand Fred Perry unveiled a new clothes collection inspired by Amy Winehouse. Although customers were hardly interested in it, another two collections have been yet prepared. October 201o AmyWinehouse Amy's appearance was very coherent: it referred to 1950's style. beehive hairstyle distinctive makeup Several tattoos piercing Bla Amy was very concerned about her appearance. As for plastic surgery, she had her breast enlarged in 2009. The change was really noticeable. Amy failed to begin her European Tour in Belgrade. She appeared late and under the influence, not able to perform. Audience booed her and made her leave the stage. late ang 18 June 2011 Despite toxicology 23 July 2011 Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London. Despite toxicology tests, a cause of death is still to be determined. in London. Despite toxicology of death is still to be determined. Due to extensive media coverage, Amy Winehouse was added to the 27 Club - the epitomic group of influential musicians 27 who died at age of 27. Usually, there is controversy surrounding their deaths, and they are considered to have led a „rock and roll" kind of lifestyle. CLUB Brian Jones (1942 - 1969) Multi-instrumentalist, co-founder of The Rolling Stones . Found dead in a pool at night on 2 July 1969. Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) Singer, guitar virtuoso, composer; considered the most influential electric guitarist. Died on 18 September 1970, due to asphyxiation. Jahis Joplin (1943 - 1970) Singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist of Big Brother and The Holding Company. Died on 4 October 1970. Heroin overdose was considered as a probable cause of death. Jim Morrison (1943 - 1971) Poet, lyricist, lead singer of The Doors. Died on 3 July 1971 due to heart attack. Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994) Co-founder, singer and guitarist of Nirvana. One of the most influential musicians of early 1990's. Committed suicide on ca. April 5, 1994. Amy's funeral took place on 26 July 2011 at Edgwarebury Lane cemetery in north London. 26 July 2011 She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life. Its just beyond sad, there's nothing else to say. She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace. Mark Ronson (Amy's producer) Lilly Allen I'm not even going to say, 'Waste of glorious sublime talent,' which I feel. I'm fucking gutted. I tried with her, I tried twice. Courtney Love In 2008, in Half Gallery in New York, Marco Perego unveiled his art installation titled: „The Only Good Rock Star is a Dead Rock Star". The Sculpture portrayed Winehouse, lying in a pool of blood with a bullet hole in her head after being shot by William Burroughs. Design: Artweb-Media | | | | | Sources: | | | | You may Share this picture only with the Creative Commons - Attribution & Share Alike license.

The Life of Amy Winehouse

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