Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 23 July 2011)
Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game
I miss her so much i listen to some amy almost everyday.
Gaultier's Amy Winehouse-Inspired Collection Debuts in Beijing - Fall/Winter 2012-13
BEIJING - Top French designer Jean Paul Gaultier showcases his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection dedicated to late singer Amy Winehouse in Beijing, China.
The only artist I wanted to ever see in concert.
Missing you Amy
It's an interesting question. I have a real fondness for irreverent jokes and dark humour but am well aware of ethical concerns. I have heard jokes about dead celebrities that have made me chuckle and, like the writer of that article says of himself, I don't think that makes me a bad person. All the Amy Whinehouse ones I've heard have been limp and obvious (Rehab references etc.), if I heard or thought of a clever one I don't think I'd hesitate to use it.
I think joking about anyone's death is distasteful.
Nas - Cherry Wine ft. Amy Winehouse
Happy Birthday Amy! We miss you so much
Miss Amy! Happy Belated! Still playing those two marvelous albums.
Born 30 years ago this month, Winehouse seemed more intuitively connected to Black soul than other White pop stars in her wake
Amy Winehouse was arguably one of the decade’s strongest, most nakedly expressive singer/songwriters. Just 27 when she passed away July 23, 2011, Winehouse was a five-time Grammy winner whose multiplatinum Back to Black (2007) reinvigorated a (mostly) British remake/remodel of American soul music. The trend continued with the ubiquitous ascendancy of Adele, herself a progeny of a rich lineage of White (mostly Brit) artists including Annie Lennox, Lisa Stansfield, George Michael, and the late Teena Marie—all of whom easily crossed over to Black audiences.
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A statue of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled in Camden, London (High Barnet would surely have been more appropriate) on what would have been her 31st birthday.
^ ghastly in life, ghastly in death.
There is not a day passing without listening to something from Amy, she had the wit and the voice to die for!
"Peter Doherty has shared a somber black-and-white video for "Flags of the Old Regime", his new single which pays tribute to Amy Winehouse. All proceeds from the song's sale benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which works to discourage drug abuse in young people."
Peter Doherty - Flags of the Old Regime
Nice to see Pete clean - lets hope it stays that way. God I loved him when I was a teenager, it's been such a waste of his life and mind the past few years.
Had to google him, he's been thru a lot. Beautiful tribute.
Get a First Look at the Amy Winehouse Documentary
Amy will include never-before-seen archive footage and unreleased songs from the late singer
Amy - Amy Winehouse Documentary Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2015)
That teaser makes me think they might be able to pull off a very interesting look into this complex woman.
Amy Official Trailer #1 (2015)
Amy Winehouse documentary breaks box office records
A remarkable initial box office performance has given a substantial awards push to Asif Kapadia’s documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse.
Amy, which has earned five-star reviews and picked up strong word-of-mouth since premiering at Cannes in May, recorded the biggest ever opening weekend for a British documentary in the UK, and the second biggest (discounting concert films) of all time.
‘Amy’ Director on Winehouse Family Criticism: ‘I Wanted This to Be Honest’
With his new documentary, “Amy,” Asif Kapadia wants to burnish Amy Winehouse’s legacy as one of the most influential vocalists and songwriters of the early aughts.
It’s a restoration project with challenges, and its subject’s slow disintegration in the public spotlight is largely to blame. By the time Winehouse succumbed to a mixture of bulimia, drugs and alcohol in 2011 at the age of 27, the “Back to Black” chanteuse risked being more famous for her off-, and even onstage, tumbles and brushes with notoriety than she was for her music.
Kapadia, who previously helmed the gripping racecar documentary “Senna,” admits that he was only dimly acquainted with Winehouse’s music when he took on the project. He knew more about her tabloid history than her talent.
Though “Amy” does not flinch from documenting Winehouse’s insatiable quest to achieve altered states, it makes a compelling case for her impact on a new generation of belters like Adele and Duffy, who echo her blend of R&B, jazz and swing.
“She made a big change in the business,” Kapadia said. “There are so many solo artists who are all quirky and unusual, and so many of them came after Amy and because of Amy.”
Critics love the film, praising the way it weaves in dozens of interviews amid archival footage of Winehouse performing and squandering her gift as she succumbs to crack and other addictions. An Oscar campaign appears inevitable. Heck, it could win the Golden Guy outright.
Audiences have embraced it as well. The film opened last weekend in the U.S. to a hefty $222,500 and a per screen average of $37,083, and it appears poised to be one of the summer’s big indie breakouts. In Winehouse’s native U.K., “Amy” scored the second biggest opening for a documentary in the country’s history.
“You spend years on a project and this is the real bit, when you hand it over to an audience,” Kapadia said. “It’s exciting to see how well it has gone down in London, where it’s more personal. It’s hitting home in a way, because a lot of fans never had a chance to grieve or cry or get emotional.”
Not everyone is thrilled with Kapadia’s work. The Winehouse family participated in the project, but Amy’s father Mitch comes off poorly in the picture. He is depicted as downplaying her addictions at critical moments and is seen bringing camera crews along for a reality series he was involved with at a particularly low point in his daughter’s life.
I like how Mitch was all smiles when he saw money coming out of it and then bashed it when they showed what an asshole he was.
Hey aaggi did you see the documentary yet? I saw it this past weekend and loved it.
Not yet, I donīt think it was released yet in Spain. Iīm usually focusing on the music and not personal lives, but this one I just have to see.
I cried too. Can't wait until it comes to Netflix to watch it again.
I took notice of Amy's music and talent mostly after her death. She was a more distinctive singing talent than her other female British contemporaries like Adele. In addition, Amy seemed rooted in soul and jazz than anything; her covers of standards especially of Sarah Vaughn were vocally and musically worthy of repeated spins.
But it also reminded me of the acclaim especially post-death of Billie Holiday. While both Lady Day and Amy were substantially talented singers, was the critical acclaim, the so-called emotional cavernous depths of delivery, nuances and musical genius there all along or did the knowledge of their tragic lives imbued listeners appreciation/reception of these artists' music?
Amy Winehouse Film Ranks Among Highest-Earning Specialty Docs In Years
Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary, the simply titled Amy, surprised industry insiders over the past few weeks with a box-office draw of $4.7 million to date on a budget between $2.3 and $3.1 million, placing it among the highest-earning specialty documentaries in the past few years. An item from The Hollywood Reporter noted the extraordinary success of the chronicle of Winehouse’s ascent to stardom and brutal, tragic fall. Boasting an opening weekend per-screen average of $37,083 in six theaters before expanding to 435 over the following two weeks, Amy has been a feather in overseeing production company A24′s cap this year.
It was very well done, not the same 10 people sitting in a chair saying crap that could easily be untrue. Also, the lyrics were translated for those who donīt understand English and that helps a lot. I have the discography and my bf listened to it from time to time, but didnīt understand it unless I was translating it to him. After the doc he said ĻI understand now why you like her so muchĻ, it was beautiful.
Afterwards all I could think was about poor Tony Bennett. Imagine if she would have lived the album those two would have created. Instead he was saddled with that mediocre wanna-be jazz singer.
Third Dream Media and Keni Valenti of the Museum of Fashion present: Amy's Style. Showcasing Amy Winehouse's style who inspired designers such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Balenciaga, Betsy Johnson, to name a few. Four exact dresses worn by Amy Winehouse will be at the show as well as a tribute by Keni Valenti. Featuring art by local artist Teepop.
Complementary wine will be served.
Special talk on Amy's Fashion legacy by Keni Valenti at 7PM Sharp.
Networking - 7:30PM-10:00PM
Sam Smith covers Amy Winehouse - Love is a Losing Game
Oh hell no...
He Named Me Malala, Amy in Oscars 2016 documentary shortlist
Los Angeles: “He Named Me Malala”, the portrait of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and Asif Kapadia’s profile of Amy Winehouse, “Amy” have emerged as frontrunners in the shortlist for the best documentary award at this year’s Academy Awards.
Great documentary, hope it wins something.
Amy wins Documentary at the BAFTA Film Awards 2016
Before FRANK is a photography book that portrays the artist Amy Winehouse in the months leading up to the release of her debut album FRANK. The book consists of images from two shoots, one in London and the other in New York. Only a few of these images have been seen previously, the majority have remained unpublished - until now.
I know it is really an entertainment item...but it also isn't. Amy Winehouse belongs in that pantheon of cultural icons and if you haven't seen this documentary....make sure that you give it a watch.
We saw it the other evening and I sat there with this ever growing feeling of a hole left in my heart as we watch her go from being a winsome teenager to tragic diva. It is one of the rare times that I sat there fixed in place just yearning for someone to do something to save her before the inevitable end.
The footage is incredibly intimate and immediate...you feel attached to her pain and joy and anxiety.
And it probably will make you want to punch the shit out of her father Mitch Winehouse.