(biography, photos, videos) Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse: the biography
New legend of pop music Amy jade Winehouse was born September 14, 1983 in the town of Gates near London in a Jewish family. Parents of the future star with regard to music had: a mother Janis Winehouse worked as a pharmacist, father Mitch Winehouse, a taxi driver. However, the father-the lover gathered the house a serious collection of jazz records and often sang to her daughter before bedtime, anything from Frank Sinatra.
On my mother’s side of the family were carried out several musicians – uncle of the singer was a professional jazz musician, and my grandmother’s father was a person absolutely wonderful – ex-soul & jazz singer, young love, a legendary Ronnie Scott’s. With grandma Amy first visited the tattoo shop and tried the beer. In honor of world cousin, the singer later even got a tattoo «Cynthia», fixed the name of the grandmother on his own body.
When the future singer was nine years old, his parents divorced, and my grandmother demanded that Amy was sent to a prestigious and well known art school «Susi Earnshaw Theatre School» – like, where a child’s talent bloom. Cynthia was right, but Winehouse immediately was known as a heavy child during the lessons the teacher could not silence her, the kid was always singing.
In ten years the girl heard and discovered the music of protest – hip hop and R&b Favorites and a role model was a group of «Salt’Pepa». A year later the future star with his classmate Juliette Ashby all worked in their own hip-hop project «Sweet ‘n’ Sour». Amy Winehouse herself was calling his band «the Jewish version of «Salt’Pepa». At the age of twelve student transferred from theatre school Sylvia young’s, but only a year later was expelled – the behavior of the girls was far from exemplary.
Thirteen Winehouse made a special gift Amy got his first musical instrument. It was the guitar, which future star did not leave. She began to write songs and every day with enthusiasm was attached to a new beloved. During this period, its main inspirations was Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington – jazz classics and soul. Then Amy, rather stuffed a hand in the vocals, has performed with several local bands and recorded the first demo versions of their songs.
Amy Winehouse: music
In 2000, at the age of sixteen years, Amy Winehouse has entered in a large show business. To admit, she never struggled and helped the case. A former boyfriend, girlfriend, soul singer Tyler James, sent a tape of her demos to the Manager of the production center Island/Universal, who was in search of a beginner jazz vocalists. So Winehouse received a contract and began a career as a professional singer.
In 2003 she released her debut CD «Frank», named for beloved Sinatra. And listeners and critics, and seasoned musicians struck combination of exquisite melody, cause of the lyrics and unique voice of a girl. During the year, the album went platinum, and the singer passionately fond of all those who have recently been shocked by the outrageous young talents. Amy went among the nominees at the Brit Awards and the Mercury Music Prize. Her first single — «
Second album girl was released in 2006. On «Back to Black» Winehouse was inspired by female pop and jazz groups, 50’s – 60-ies. The album almost immediately found themselves in seventh place in the Billboard chart and became five-times platinum. The first single from the LP
Amy Winehouse: addiction
In the summer of 2007 Amy refused concerts in the United States and great Britain, announcing the health problems. The press got information that the girl sits on hard drugs. Then she spent five days in rehab in a specialized clinic.
In June 2008 Winehouse gave the only concert in Russia. A unique event was honored with the opening of the Center of contemporary culture «Garage». And after a while the girl was in the hospital with a diagnosis of «emphysema». In the same year Amy earned a few police record (arrest and on suspicion of drug possession) and again went to rehab – at the Caribbean Villa of the singer Bryan Adams. Island/Universal are seriously promised to break the contract with the singer, if she didn’t get rid of their addictions.
After a scandalous concert in Belgrade in June 2011 the star canceled a tour of Europe. Then she went on stage in front of 20,000 spectators in a condition of strong alcoholic intoxication and was unable to sing constantly forgot the words. Therefore, the logical reason for the cancellation of the program was «a failure to act at the proper level.»
Amy Winehouse: death
July 23, 2011 the musical world was stunned by the news — Amy Winehouse found dead in her London apartment. The examination revealed that the level of alcohol in the body of the deceased five times higher than normal, is compatible with human life, acknowledging the death an accident. Re-investigation in 2013 no additional data identified.
Jul 26, 2011 Amy Winehouse was cremated. The funeral took place at Jewish cemetery, Guarneri lane, where the grave of the stars adjacent to my grandmother’s.
In December 2011 released a posthumous Winehouse album «Lioness: Hidden Treasures», which included recording 2002-2011 years. In the first week after the release of the album hit the top of the UK Albums Chart, and all proceeds from the sales of the singer’s father sent to the Foundation Amy Winehouse, which seeks to help victims of alcohol and drug addiction.
In 2014 at London’s Camden opened a monument to the late star.
Amy Winehouse: love life
In 2005 Amy in the pub met
After the death of Winehouse revealed that for some time the singer was preparing documents for adoption a decade Tributaries Augustine. The artist met a girl from a poor Caribbean family in 2009 on the island of Santa Lucia. Plans, however, not destined to come true.
Amy Winehouse: discography
- Lioness: Hidden Treasures
- Back to Black
Amy Winehouse: photo