Winehouse

Happy 96th birthday (yes 96!) to American singer Tony Bennett born 3 August 1926, who had the 1955 UK No.1 single ‘Stranger In Paradise’ and the 1965 UK No.25 single ‘I Left My Heart In San Francisco’. In 1998, Bennett made an unlikely but highly successful appearance on the final day of a mud-soaked Glastonbury […]

23 July 2011, Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two […]

12 June 2008, Amy Winehouse performed an exclusive gig at a Moscow art gallery for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. It was reported that the singer was paid £1m for the gig at the launch of The Garage gallery, which has been set up by Ms Zhukova. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/stairway-to-heaven/amy-winehouse/ Amy Winehouse […]

12 March 2007, Amy Winehouse made her US television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman performing ‘Rehab’. The song went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and also won an Ivor Novello Award for Best Contemporary Song. https://youtu.be/psdAdW1g-sQ […]

14 Jan 2007, Amy Winehouse started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Back To Black’. The album has sold over 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century. Worldwide, the album has sold over 20 million copies. https://youtu.be/TJAfLE39ZZ8 Amy Winehouse […]

26 Dec 2007, Amy Winehouse’s second album ‘Back to Black’ was named as the biggest-selling album of the year. Released at the end of 2006 the album had now sold more than 1.5m copies in the UK, achieving five platinum sales awards, Winehouse was also nominated for six Grammys including song of the year. https://youtu.be/KUmZp8pR1uc […]

26 Oct 2011, A coroner’s inquest on the death of Amy Winehouse reached a verdict of misadventure. The report explained that Winehouse’s blood alcohol content was 416 mg per decilitre at the time of her death, more than five times the legal drink-drive limit. According to the coroner ‘The unintended consequences of such potentially fatal […]

23 Oct 2006, Amy Winehouse released her “signature song” ‘Rehab’ as a single, taken from her second studio album, Back to Black. The lyrics are autobiographical, and talk about Winehouse’s refusal one time to enter a rehabilitation clinic. It won three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female […]

14 Sept 1983, born on this day, Amy Winehouse, UK singer, songwriter. Winehouse’s debut album, Frank (2003), was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her follow-up album, Back to Black (2006), led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female […]

23 July 2011, Amy Winehouse was found dead at her north London home, she was 27. A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained.London Ambulance Service said it had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two […]


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