Sunday, 24 July 2011

Amy Winehouse qualifies for the 27 Club

I woke this morning to the news that musician Amy Winehouse had been found dead at her London home. I can't say I'm at all surprised but I am more than a little saddened at the loss of a great talent well before she should have hit her prime.

Amy Winehouse's lifestyle was truly a train wreck in progress; no-one really wanted to see the chaos she was creating, yet they also couldn't look away. Her battles with drug and alcohol addiction, along with those ridiculous eyelashes, were parodied by many, including our own Beatgirls. It's a real shame, as it totally overshadowed her musical talent while supplying the tabloids with endless fodder.

Right from the start, I could tell that Amy Winehouse was something different. She wasn't merely a singer; she was a very talented musician who acknowledged her musical influences by giving them a a contemporary twist. I eagerly awaited the follow-up album to Back to Black that never came.

So it looks like that 27 Club may have a new member. The 'Club' comprises a group of influential rock musicians who died at the age of 27 and its current members include Brian Jones, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Later, Kurt Cobain was added. I'm sure Amy will make it onto the list sometime soon; she would certainly qualify.

RIP Amy Winehouse. Hopefully you will find the peace in death that eluded you in life.

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

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Kez said...

It's very sad news. I must be honest that I've never been a fan of her music, but whenever a life is lost it is a tragedy.
At the age of 27 with a beautiful baby boy on the way and a life that feels like it's only just starting, I feel so sad for Amy that she will never get to live those dreams of children and a happy marriage she reportedly shared with friend Perez Hilton.
There is no doubt she was very talented but with that talent came a troubled soul. I hope she can rest in peace now.

Donna said...

I loved her! It was such a sad thing to see that she had passed away. Maybe now she'll be able to get some rest.