Amy Winehouse

Last weekend brought the tragic death of Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented performers of the last decade. Q magazine described her thus:

Billie Holiday crossed with ball-busting rapper Eve, Camden’s Amy Winehouse is easily the most entertaining product of the Sylvia Young stage school – admittedly she was expelled for not applying herself. Instead she immersed herself in jazz, hip hop and soul, and for her debut album comes out fighting like a vintage diva with an attitude problem.

It is tragic that her reputation for drug use almost outweighed her amazing talent. But listening to her albums makes you realise how important she was in bringing good soul/R&B back into mainstream popularity.

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And check out her albums here.

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