Whoa ! didn’t see that coming although she clearly hadn’t been well for a long long time.
Somehow the tragedy of that soulful voice has been lost somewhere between all the drink and drug taking.
Having watched her in concert recently she wasn’t right and looked completely out of her tree, singing like Vic Reeves in the club style.
Everybody was waiting for that great come back tour and new album which showed she had conquered her demons, but it never came. She became better known for her being hammered rolling out of nightclubs looking like the walking dead and her marriage to her drug dealing pimp Blake Fielder-Civil.
That said, Back to Black was a classic album and Winehouse will take her place amongst the great’s, even though she only released 2 albums and did very little else. It wasn’t due to years and years in the business or record busting music sales over many years that will seal her place amongst the greats, more her wasted precocious talent.
“I’m of the school of thought where, if you can’t sort something out for yourself, no one can help you. Rehab is great for some people but not others.”
Amy Winehouse 1983 – 2011