Saturday, September 14, 2013

September 14: British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was born on this date in 1983...

... she died of a drug overdose on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27.


Winehouse joined a macabre club; musicians who died at 27-years-old. Other include Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison of The Doors, The Rolling Stones Brian Jones, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of the Grateful Dead and Kurt Cobain.  

Amy Jade Winehouse mixed musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz and is known for her soulful, powerful contralto vocals.

Winehouse's 2003 debut album Frank was commercially and critically successful in Britain, and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album Back to Black led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British singer to win five Grammys, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

MP3 Downloads from Amazon (CD's at end of this post):
You Know I'm No GoodRehab

Press link below to view another You Tube video performances
-- "Back to Black"

On 14 February 2007, she won a BRIT Award for Best British Female Artist; she had also been nominated for Best British Album. She has won the Ivor Novello Award three times, one in 2004 for Best Contemporary Song (musically and lyrically) for "Stronger Than Me," one in 2007 for Best Contemporary Song for "Rehab," and one in 2008 for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Love Is a Losing Game." The album was the third biggest seller of the 2000s in the United Kingdom.

HIGHLY Recommended:
Back to BlackFrank


1 comment:

  1. Mike the Music LoverJuly 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Another great, great talent who died WAY too young!