Amy Winehouse, the jazz legend who would turn 38 today: the hinge points in her life

Amy Winehouse, the jazz legend who would turn 38 today: the hinge points in her life

Amy Winehouse, british artist considered one of the most important of the 21st century for him wide and rich world heritage that left and transcends generations, would have fulfilled today 38 years.

The July 23, 2011, the singer who was 27 years old, was found dead by her bodyguard in the bed of her London apartment, and since then it integrates the list of “Damn club of 27”, along with other artists who died at that age, such as Jimi Hendrix, como Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain y Janis Joplin -among so many others.

Amy Jade Winehouse was born in 1983 into a Jewish family in the Southgate neighborhood (north of London).

Amy Jade Winehouse was born in 1983 in the bosom of a Jewish family from the Southgate neighborhood (North London). Although his father was a taxi driver and his mother a pharmacist, a large part of those close to him had a relationship with jazz. The little Amy seemed destined to extend her artistic legacy. He was 9 years old when his parents divorced.

At age 10, he formed a rap band called Sweet ‘n’ Sour. Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett o The Ronnettes were some of the names that marked Winehouse’s childhood soundtrack and his older brother, Alex.

At 18, Amy he composed and toured the northern pubs from the English capital singing and accompanying himself on his guitar. People were struck by that girl carefree, with a profile similar to Barbra Streisand and owner of a truly incomparable register and vocal color.

Winehouse, at the Brit Awards, February 2008 (Photo: Reuters).

One of his compositions was delivered by the singer Tyler James, his partner at the time, to a music producer and that was the beginning of his professional career. The contract lasted until 2002, year in which he met, through a representative of Island Records, to its producer Salaam Remi.

A year later, the October 20, 2003, under the production of Remi, Amy Winehouse would publish her debut album: Frank, in tribute to Sinatra. He was nominated for the premios Mercury Music, to the BRIT Awards, and Amy took a Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song for his single “Stronger Than Me”. Success led her to perform at her first festival Glastonbury, where years later he would return.

But everything would end up exploding a few years later. Amy Winehouse brings out her second album, Back to Black, which was all the rage. Sold more than 20 million copies around the world, became the album best seller of the 21st century at United Kingdom and Rolling Stone introduced it between the top 500 music albums of all time. With him, Winehouse was nominated for categories of the Grammy awards, and was the winner in five of them.

“Rehab” it became his big hit, in part thanks to his daring and defiant lyrics. However, there their problems with excessive alcohol and drug use. In 2008, entered rehab for the first time.

His last major concert was in Belgrade, a month before his death. A recital that was announced as his great comeback but ended in a real disaster. She came on stage drunk and could hardly sing or stand up.

Like the chronicle of a death foretold, the July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse was found lifeless in his apartment in London, the product of a alcohol poisoning.

Without a doubt, his death shocked the whole worldHowever, his music continues to be an inspiration for all generations. As they explained in a statement, Argentina became the fifth country where the singer’s videos were played the most with 18 million views, and Buenos Aires the ninth city in the world with 2.78 million views.

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Video Amy Winehouse YouTube).

Amy Winehouse – Rehab (Video: Amy Winehouse YouTube).


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Amy Winehouse, the jazz legend who would turn 38 today: the hinge points in her life