Amy Winehouse dead at 27

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Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby radiofan » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:40 am

Amy Winehouse found dead in her London home
July 23, 2011 | 11:05 am


Troubled U.K. pop star Amy Winehouse was found dead Saturday in her London home, according to multiple British wire reports. Britain's Sky News reported that paramedics were called to her home at just after 4 p.m., but the 27 year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winehouse publicists in the U.S. and Great Britain have not yet responded to requests for comment. No reason has yet been cited as a cause of death.

Winehouse had recently canceled her summer European tour dates after a disastrous performance in the Serbian capital of Belgrade in which the singer was heavily booed after arriving late and then staggering through the performance. Such erratic behavior has largely been the norm for Winehouse since her 2006 effort "Back to Black" catapulted her to stardom.

Winehouse released her debut, "Frank," in 2003, a collection of jazzy neo-soul tunes. Her 2006 album, "Back to Black," saw Winehouse remade as a tough, no-nonsense R&B singer in a '60s-inspired vintage mode. Working with rising producer Mark Ronson and New York's acclaimed rhythm & blues crew the Dap Kings, "Back to Black" was heavy on noir imagery and recalled the early days of Motown, most notably in the hit singles "Rehab" and "You Know I'm No Good."

The album and its singles were the recipients of numerous accolades at the 2008 Grammy Awards, including song and record of the year for "Rehab." Winehouse was named best new artist at the ceremony. Just before the 2008 Grammy Awards, Winehouse was the subject of much speculation as she had entered a rehabilitation facility and was denied a U.S. visa. She performed on the live Grammy telecast via satellite from London.

A third album was long rumored but never materialized, and much of Winehouse's post-"Back to Black" career was mired in sudden stops and starts and troubles with abuse and the law. She was due to be a headliner at the 2009 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival but was forced to cancel after being charged with assault for allegedly attacking a fan week before the festival.

Winehouse has recorded a song for Tony Bennett's "Duets II," which is scheduled for release in September.

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Re: Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby Paul P » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:33 pm

Some media outlets are already talking about her becoming a member of The 27 Club.
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Re: Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby cart_machine » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:51 pm

Paul P wrote:Some media outlets are already talking about her becoming a member of The 27 Club.
Please NO!!!!


Sorry, social media has already made the annointment. Traditional media will follow.

How often do we see that these days?

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Re: Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby Howaboutthat » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:02 pm

I gotta agree with Paul. People like Morrison and Joplin died at the peak of their careers. This tramp had been in a drug-induced downward spiral for months.
IMO the tweets on social media wouldn't know a rock icon if it appeared in a pop-up window.
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Re: Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby PMC » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:39 pm

Howaboutthat wrote:I gotta agree with Paul. People like Morrison and Joplin died at the peak of their careers. This tramp had been in a drug-induced downward spiral for months.
IMO the tweets on social media wouldn't know a rock icon if it appeared in a pop-up window.


Would poor management be more of a cause. Many artists I am sure would agree that instant stardom can be a problem to deal with, when they don't see that they are a money machine, and their art is secondary to financial return. She did have talent that was appreciated, and definately not enough appreciation of herself.
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Re: Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby hagopian » Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:54 pm

Just a tragic waste. In 12 step circles, the end word for over consumption of alcohol - insanity or death. Whatever the cause, we just lost an original.
Condolences to Winehouse Family, and friends, and fans.
This lady carried the mail. Best of her generation. Very sad.
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Re: Amy Winehouse dead at 27

Postby ThisIsNotCBC » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:21 pm

hagopian wrote:This lady carried the mail. Best of her generation.


Which doesn't say much about her generation. :neutral:
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