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c0kebloke
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 3:20:11 AM
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Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London.

At approximately 4pm on 23 July 2011 two ambulances were called to Winehouse's home in Camden London.
Shortly afterwards the Metropolitan Police confirmed her death, the cause is currently unknown but is not being treated as suspicious.
The singer was found at the property by emergency services at 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources, and her death is being treated as 'unexplained' by police.

A police statement said: Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death.
At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.

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Another one gone at 27..........
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Shocked but not shocked by this one......

Thought she may have been the female Keith Richards, but it looks like something caught up with her. Shame that at age 27, her death will end up being more renowned for adding to the "27 Club" cliche.
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Wherever Amy Winehouse is now I hope finds the peace she failed to find here on earth.

Love & Gravy xo
TheLoneRanger
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Jim,Jimi,Janis,Brian,Kurt and Amy.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
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acb wrote:
Another one gone at 27..........


http://www.forever27.co.uk/27

namaste
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2011 4:46:35 PM

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Other musicians who died at 27

Some lists include other musicians who died at age 27.[10] Cobain and Hendrix biographer Charles R. Cross writes, "The number of musicians who died at 27 is truly remarkable by any standard. [Although] humans die regularly at all ages, there is a statistical spike for musicians who die at 27."[10]
Name↓ Date of death↓ Cause of death↓ Claim to notability
Louis Chauvin March 26, 1908 Neurosyphilitic sclerosis. Ragtime musician.
Robert Johnson August 16, 1938 Unknown, but typically credited to strychnine poisoning. Bluesman. Recorded very famous and influential set of 29 songs that influenced many famous musicians after him, considered the first of the 27 club.
Nat Jaffe August 5, 1945 Result of complications from high blood pressure. Blues musician.

Jesse Belvin February 6, 1960 Car crash. R&B singer and songwriter.
Rudy Lewis May 20, 1964 Drug overdose. Vocalist of The Drifters.
Malcolm Hale October 31, 1968 Carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty space heater. Original member of Spanky and Our Gang.

Dickie Pride March 26, 1969 Overdose of sleeping pills. British rock and roll singer.
Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson September 3, 1970 Barbiturate overdose, possible suicide. Leader, singer and primary composer of Canned Heat.
Arlester "Dyke" Christian March 13, 1971 Shot. Frontman and vocalist of Dyke & the Blazers.

Linda Jones March 14, 1972 Diabetic coma. R&B singer.
Les Harvey May 3, 1972 Electrocution by live microphone after touching it with his wet hands. Guitarist for Stone the Crows.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan March 8, 1973 Gastrointestinal hemorrhage associated with alcoholism. Founding member, keyboardist and singer of the Grateful Dead.

Roger Lee Durham July 27, 1973 Fell off a horse and died from the injuries. Singer and percussionist of Bloodstone.
Wallace Yohn August 12, 1974 Died in a plane crash along with three other band members. Organ player of Chase.
Dave Alexander February 10, 1975 Pulmonary edema. Bassist for the Stooges.

Pete Ham April 24, 1975 Suicide by hanging. Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger.
Gary Thain December 8, 1975 Drug overdose. Former bassist of Uriah Heep and The Keef Hartley Band.
Cecilia August 2, 1976 Car crash Spanish singer

Helmut Köllen May 3, 1977 Carbon monoxide poisoning. Bassist with 1970s German prog rock band Triumvirat.
Chris Bell December 27, 1978 Car crash: ran into a telephone pole. Singer-songwriter and guitarist of power pop band Big Star and solo.
Jacob Miller March 23, 1980 Car crash. Jamaican reggae artist and lead singer for Inner Circle.

D. Boon December 22, 1985 Lying down in the back of a van when it veered off road, he was ejected from the vehicle and broke his neck. Guitarist, lead singer of punk band the Minutemen.
Alexander Bashlachev February 17, 1988 Suicide by jumping. Russian poet, rock musician and songwriter.
Jean-Michel Basquiat August 12, 1988 Speedball overdose. Painter and graffiti artist; formed the band Gray.

Pete de Freitas June 14, 1989 Motorcycle wreck on his way back from filming a music video. Drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen.
Mia Zapata July 7, 1993 Murdered. Lead singer of the Gits.
Kristen Pfaff June 16, 1994 Officially ruled as an accidental heroin overdose. Bass guitarist for Hole and Janitor Joe.

Richey James Edwards c. February 1, 1995 Disappeared; officially presumed dead November 23, 2008. Lyricist and guitarist for Manic Street Preachers
Stretch November 30, 1995 Shot Rapper
Fat Pat February 3, 1998 Shot. Rapper and member of Screwed Up Click.

Freaky Tah March 28, 1999 Shot. Rapper and member of the hip hop group Lost Boyz.
Sean Patrick McCabe August 28, 2000 Asphyxiated on vomit after ingesting too much alcohol. Lead singer of Ink & Dagger.
Rodrigo Bueno June 24, 2000 Car accident Argentinian Cuarteto singer.

Maria Serrano Serrano November 24, 2001 Plane crash. Background singer for Passion Fruit.
Jeremy Michael Ward May 25, 2003 Heroin overdose. The Mars Volta and De Facto sound manipulator.
Bryan Ottoson April 19, 2005 Prescription drug overdose. Guitarist for American Head Charge.

Valentín Elizalde November 25, 2006 Murdered. Mexican banda singer.
Orish Grinstead c. April 20, 2008 Kidney failure. Founding member of '90s R&B group 702.
Lily Tembo September 14, 2009 Severe gastritis. Zambian musician.

Amy Winehouse July 23, 2011 To be determined.[11][12] British singer/songwriter.


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/arts/music/breakout-album-became-winehouses-only-song.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha28

An Appraisal
For Winehouse, Life Was Messier Than Music
By JON PARELES
Published: July 23, 2011

Correction Appended

She was just getting started. Amy Winehouse, dead at 27, was only two albums into a career, and a life, that would be derailed by alcohol, drugs and bad choices.

Ms. Winehouse had not released an album in five years; her masterpiece, “Back to Black,” arrived in Britain in 2006 and in the United States in 2007. Its insolent, savvy but sadly prophetic single “Rehab” won Grammy Awards as Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and it might not even be the album’s best song. Under better circumstances, “Back to Black” would have been a foundation for a long and maturing catalog. Now, it remains as a warning that Ms. Winehouse could not bring herself to heed. “I tread a troubled track,” she sang in the album’s title song. “My odds are stacked.”

The police in London have said that they are investigating the circumstances of Ms. Winehouse’s death, but that “at this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”

The years after “Back to Black” brought a very public decline. Her performances were erratic or much worse. She planned and canceled tours, went in and out of hospitals. Photos and videos showed her stumbling, bleeding and apparently taking drugs. With her boyfriend and then husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, who served jail time for attacking a pub landlord, Ms. Winehouse shared drug benders and never made it through rehab. The long, pathetic spectacle brought joy only to the jackals of the British tabloids, which sneered in big headlines at each new downturn.

But her self-destruction was a deep loss to listeners. Ms. Winehouse was no manufactured pop commodity. She was a genuine musician: one of the very small handful of British singers whose version of American soul music had a gutsiness and flair far beyond what could be studied.

Ms. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, “Frank,” made when she was still a teenager, introduced her as a tangy-voiced, scat-singing disciple of Erykah Badu, Esther Phillips, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. The album straddled jazz and R&B, big bands and bossa nova; the production was sometimes cluttered, but it certainly wasn’t cookie-cutter pop-R&B. Like many pop newcomers, Ms. Winehouse showed off a little, swooping around melismatically when she didn’t have to. But she already had the slide and slur, the way of bending phrases down toward slight dissonance, that always made her sound so nonchalantly willful.

While Ms. Winehouse had many songwriting collaborators on “Frank,” her lyrics already showed her acerbic, unsparing eye on both the people she observed and herself. “I Heard Love Is Blind,” written on her own, has a chord progression like a Tin Pan Alley ballad, with lyrics that describe a tryst with someone who looked like her boyfriend, trying to explain how it wasn’t really infidelity: “You left me here alone, I drank so much and needed to touch/Don’t overreact, I pretended he was you/You wouldn’t want me to be lonely.”

That friction between retro music and bluntly contemporary lyrics — to the point of raunch — was perfected on “Back to Black.” On that album, Ms. Winehouse worked with a disc jockey-turned producer, Mark Ronson, who could recreate the anatomy of vintage soul and R&B down to the studio room tone. (The surprise of hearing cusswords in a classic soul setting was still a fertile enough strategy, years later, to get Cee Lo Green nominated for Record and Song of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards for what was called “The Song Otherwise Known as ‘Forget You’.”) In songs she wrote largely on her own, Ms. Winehouse sang about her misery after a breakup, and about temptations she could not fight off: alcohol, drugs, sex and addict boyfriends. But with girl-group harmonies around her, and arrangements harking back to Motown, Stax and ska, she sounded shrewd and knowing, a woman who recognized all her own weaknesses and could see beyond them. Her beehive hairdos and out-to-there eyelashes only made her appear more amused, more in control, at least at the beginning.

In her music, Ms. Winehouse could sketch out her troubles and laugh them off, with a resilient beat and that insouciant flutter in her voice. Outside the recording studio, as a human being separate from her art, Ms. Winehouse couldn’t do that. Her songs, it turned out, would be wiser than she was.

Correction: July 24, 2011

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that "Rehab," Amy Winehouse's single, won the Ivor Novello Award in Britain. It did not.
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Everyone here at Bluesfest is saddened by the passing of Amy Winehouse.....what a tragedy, and to have died so young when her whole career still lay before her.
Everyone knows of the difficulties she has recently experienced, however, this is not a time to make light of her in any way, and any inappropriate posts regarding her will be deleted from the BBoard.

For those who have asked, Bluesfest has attempted to bring her to Australia on a number of occasions, and our offer for her to apear exclusively at Bluesfest 2012 was still current at the time of her passing.
Whether she would have toured will now never be known.
Bluesfest director Peter Noble describes Amy Winehouse as potentially one of the greats.
Sadly and Sincerely
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2011 11:48:00 AM
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bluesfestadmin wrote:
Everyone here at Bluesfest is saddened by the passing of Amy Winehouse.....what a tragedy, and to have died so young when her whole career still lay before her.
Everyone knows of the difficulties she has recently experienced, however, this is not a time to make light of her in any way, and any inappropriate posts regarding her will be deleted from the BBoard.

For those who have asked, Bluesfest has attempted to bring her to Australia on a number of occasions, and our offer for her to apear exclusively at Bluesfest 2012 was still current at the time of her passing.
Whether she would have toured will now never be known.
Bluesfest director Peter Noble describes Amy Winehouse as potentially one of the greats.
Sadly and Sincerely
BBoard admin


Woulda loved to see her at BF. Oh Amy, if only we could have helped. So much talent, so much pain.

Buddy Guy is without doubt the best guitar player alive.......the way he plays is beyond anyone. Amen
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I only recently heard Amy for the first time when I heard the LP "Back to Black."
Immediately impressed with the retro "Girl Group'' sound.
Recently bought the DVD "Live from Shepherd's Bush Empire London 2007" which is receiving regular viewings.
Ronnie Bennett Hairstyle,all black band/,soul/ RnB/ska.
Excellent.
Indeed an artist who would have been perfectly suited for Bluesfest.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
TheLoneRanger
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"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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FYI
She WAS scheduled to play Bluesfest 2012

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Space5279
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bluesfestadmin wrote:
FYI
She WAS scheduled to play Bluesfest 2012

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Bummer.

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Listening to Peter Winston Macintosh..."
hifromtomorrow
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Space5279 wrote:
bluesfestadmin wrote:
FYI
She WAS scheduled to play Bluesfest 2012

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Bummer.


yes wow, this is one voice i will always love that i never heard live...


Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man...
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