Amy Winehouse would be 36 years old today, perhaps a career of success in the clear rise, and perhaps she would have made a scandal like many of the artists of her generation. Unfortunately, on a day like today, he passed away at the age of 27, apparently from alcohol poisoning. Born in London on September 14, 1983, she conquered the world with a magnificent voice and lyrics that aroused more than one of the most hidden emotions.
Winehouse was born into a Jewish family with a musical tradition in jazz. Her father, Mitchell, a taxi driver by trade, sang Frank Sinatra’s hits for the young woman, who soon took up the habit, to the point that her teachers couldn’t keep her quiet in class. Her parents divorced when she was nine years old.
Life on stage
Amy received her first guitar at age thirteen and began composing a year later. Before long, he started performing in small London bars thanks to which he excelled enough to be part of a small female jazz band. At the time, her boyfriend, singer Tyler James, gave a demo of her to a producer, and so Winehouse began his professional career at the age of sixteen.
In 2003 he released his debut album, Frank, which received positive reviews and was a commercial success in his native UK, and was nominated for a Mercury Prize. Her second studio album, Back to Black, was released in 2006. For this album, the singer earned six Grammy Award nominations, of which she won five, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist.
With this he established himself as the most beautiful voice in the United Kingdom with an alto register, covering 3 octaves and 1 semitone. Her voice was naturally skilled with great technique.
Club of 27
At the age of 27, her death due to an apparent intake of excess alcohol placed her within the so-called Club de lo 27. In this same group are artists who ended their lives due to excesses such as alcohol and drugs. Among the most representative are Robert Johnson, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain.
Here are 5 videos to remember the prodigious voice of Amy Winehouse:
- Back to Black
- Tears Dry on their Own
- Take the Box
- You know I’m Not Good