About Amy Winehouse
Outlived by her musical contribution, Amy Winehouse joins the ranks of Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, and other brilliant artists who left this world before their time. From her school days at the London School for Performing Arts and Technology, also attended by other famous musicians such as Adele, Jessie J, Imogen Heap, and Leona Lewis, Winehouse's talent was undeniable. Her struggles, however, inspired much of the grit and soul of her vocal performance, such as her hit ‘Rehab’, which was named Song of the Year by Time magazine, and ‘Back to Black’. Winehouse borrowed her style and wardrobe inspiration from such singers of the 1960s including Ronnie Specter, while her eye makeup was reminiscent of Cleopatra. ‘Back to Black’ was such a successful album that it was re-released with bonus tracks, the new single, ‘Valerie’, and live performances. Despite personal struggles with addiction, Winehouse collaborated with other artists including her friend and producer, Mark Ronson, and even Tony Bennett. Before her untimely death, Amy Winehouse had also released a live performance DVD entitled ‘I Told You I Was Trouble: Live in London’. Although she was busy being successful, she made time for charities including Greenpeace, UNICEF, and several breast cancer awareness groups. She even performed at several benefit concerts including Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebration. She tried to give back to society as much as she could even in her short life. Even though she has passed, you can relive her music via CDs and movies and enjoy her talented songs for as long as you live.