Remembering Amy: A Tribute

Remembering Amy: A Tribute

Considering the audible gasps overheard when people realise that it's been 7 years since the beloved Amy Winehouse passed away, it seems we're all still in a state of mild disbelief. 

At the tender age of 27, she joined a long list of esteemed cultural icons that left us whilst they were regrettably young.

Before the tabloid circus, the notorious issues with addiction, and the tumultuous relationship with lover Blake Fielder-Civil, Amy Winehouse was well on her way to becoming a global sensation.

Drawing comparisons with Janis Joplin (whose life, coincidentally, also ended tragically short) Amy had the perfect blend of song-writing credos and a unique retro aesthetic, which was topped off by her distinctively heartbreaking voice.

In tribute, we're celebrating her finest hour. Her performance at Glastonbury 2007 cemented her status as one of the most original and exciting artists that Britain produced in decades.

On the cusp of greatness, Amy was on astounding form and was light-years away from the troubles that would mar later performances. 

Powering through what are now considered modern-day classics, she had the entire audience of the Jazz Stage in the palm of her hand, not to mention the thousands-upon-thousands watching at home.

Back To Black became the best-selling album of 2007 in the UK, won five Grammy awards the following year, and since then is widely regarded as one of the greatest soul albums of our generation.

Sad to think what could've been, but at least we got to experience her magnificence whilst she was here.


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