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'Rehab' band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings pay tribute to Amy Winehouse

Following the sad passing of Amy Winehouse today — the singer died of unknown causes at the age of 27 — Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (and the entire Daptone Records Family) released a statement lamenting her loss. The band, who backed the singer in two of her most popular tracks, “Rehab” and “You Know I’m No Good,” issued the following message: “We are very sad to have lost Amy Winehouse today.  She was one of a kind and we were fortunate to have had the chance to make music with her.  She was always gracious and a pleasure to work with in the studio and on the road.  She brought a lot of people joy with her voice and her irreverent personality.  It is a tragedy that she was taken from us so soon when she had much more music to give.”

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Amy Winehouse on video: Five classic moments from her career

Though she only had two albums to her name at the time of her passing, singer Amy Winehouse made a deep impression on the pop culture universe thanks to the worldwide phenomenon that was her Grammy-sweeping 2006 album Back to Black.

For the better part of two years, Winehouse appeared on magazine covers, in concert, and all over television and radio promoting her album, which bridged the gap between old school soul, classic lounge attitude, and post-modern feminine toughness.

A series of self-destructive patterns followed her in the years hence, but Winehouse’s time at the top of the world still stands in these five great video moments.

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Amy Winehouse joins the 'Forever 27 Club'

It’s almost enough to make you believe in numerology. Amy Winehouse’s death today — at 27 — makes her the sixth rock star to die at exactly that tragically young age.

The founding member of the “Forever 27 Club,” as it has come to be known, was ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, who was discovered dead at the bottom of his swimming pool in East Sussex, England, on July 3, 1969. The Coroner’s report ruled it “death by misadventure.” Jimi Hendrix died about a year later — at 27, too — in a London hotel room on the morning of September 18, 1970, after combining too many sleeping pills with too much red wine. Janis Joplin, 27, was found just two weeks later dead inside her psychedelically painted Porsche in the parking lot of the Landmark Motor Hotel in Los Angeles. The cause of her death was ruled a probable overdose of heroin.  READ FULL STORY

Amy Winehouse, gifted Grammy-winning vocalist, frequent tabloid subject, passes away

Amy Winehouse was one of the most successful and critically lauded British vocalists of all time. The singer, who has been found dead at her home at the age of 27, released just two CDs during her tragically short career, but sold millions of albums around the world and was a multiple Grammy winner. Although her troubled personal life often threatened to overshadow her musical output, Winehouse would also prove to be a huge influence on a generation of British female artists like Adele.

Amy Winehouse was born in London on September 14, 1983, and attended the BRIT performing arts school, whose other other students have included Adele and Leona Lewis. Winehouse was raised listening to veteran, jazz-inclined singers such as Dean Martin and Julie London and the singer’s love for that era of music could clearly be heard on her debut CD Frank, which was released in the UK in October 2003 to frequently ecstatic reviews. In an early profile of the singer in the London Times, writer Dan Cairns described the album as a “staggeringly assured, sit-up-and-listen debut, both commercial and eclectic, accessible and uncompromising, the kind of record that people will still be playing far into the future.” Frank was shortlisted for prestigious UK Mercury Music Prize and also earned Winehouse, who co-penned the majority of the album, an Ivor Novello songwriting award. READ FULL STORY

Amy Winehouse mourned on Twitter

As news of Amy Winehouse’s death at age 27 spreads, friends, fellow artists, and fans have begun to share their grief on Twitter:

Kelly Clarkson:
“I heard the news about Amy Winehouse. I’m incredibly sad. I didn’t know her but I met her a few times and got to hear her sing before she blew up. She was a beautiful and talented girl. I’m angry. What a waste of a gifted person. What a shame she saw no hope and continued living her life in that [manner]. I have been that low emotionally and mentally and that is overwhelming. I keep asking myself why some of us are spared and the others are made examples. I’m very angry and sad. I don’t know why it’s bothering me so much. Sometimes I think this job will be the death of us all, or at least the emotional death of us all. Maybe that is why as a little kid in Sunday school I learned that God didn’t want false gods or idols. I thought it was terribly selfish of God as a child but I think I get it now. He didn’t want us following people or things that are imperfect and not so much for the followers but for the gods and/or idols who will never be what everyone wishes or needs them to be because we are made imperfect. He knew we wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, the shame, the glory, or the power the spotlight brings. I am distraught. I am also extremely grateful and thankful for the people who love me and support me. Without such amazing friends and family who knows where I’d be. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for peace in your hearts.” READ FULL STORY

Amy Winehouse found dead

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Amy Winehouse, 27, has been found dead at her London home. According to a statement by the Metropolitan Police, they were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 at around 4 p.m. local time Saturday. Enquiries continue into the cause of death.

Last month, Winehouse called off all of the remaining dates on her European tour. That announcement came a day after the singer canceled dates in Athens and Istanbul following a disastrous performance in Belgrade, Serbia.

“Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen,” Winehouse representative Chris Goodman told the Associated Press at the time. There was no mention of why Winehouse was in the state she was in during the Belgrade show.

Much of her Belgrade performance, which started an hour late, was caught on video. Winehouse stumbled about the stage and only intermittently sang her songs. The crowd roundly booed Winehouse, and a local newspaper referred to the concert as “the worst in the history of Belgrade.”

Only a few weeks before hitting the road, Winehouse spent two weeks at London’s Priory Clinic, though it was never made clear what she was being treated for.

(Reporting by Mandi Bierly and Kyle Anderson)

Details to come…

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Amy Winehouse cancels all remaining tour dates

In a move that shouldn’t shock anybody, Amy Winehouse has called off all of the remaining dates on her European tour (that’s 11 shows in all).

The announcement came only a day after the singer canceled dates in Athens and Istanbul following a disastrous performance in Belgrade, Serbia over the weekend. READ FULL STORY

Amy Winehouse falls apart on stage in Belgrade: Watch the video here

How was your weekend? No matter what you did, it probably went better than Amy Winehouse’s.

The troubled singer, who just wrapped up a stint in rehab, cancelled two upcoming dates on a brief tour after a disastrous performance in Belgrade.

After taking the stage an hour late at a festival in the Serbian capital, Winehouse stumbled around, fought with her microphone, only occasionally sang her own songs and talked a lot about how much she likes some of her band members more than others.

While the crowd at the show seemed to go along with her for a while, they eventually turned on her, sending boos and heckles in her direction. Naturally, much of it was caught on video:

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Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett: How should this duet shape up?

Amy-Winehouse-Tony-BennettImage Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty ImagesCan you imagine what a mash-up of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Rehab” might sound like? Well, you might not have to imagine for much longer—the disparate artists (in sound and age!) behind both hits, Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, are apparently teaming up for a duet, likely to come later this year. Few specifics about the collaboration have emerged yet, but Winehouse is said to be a big fan of Bennett’s work. The crooner confirmed that he’s working with Winehouse, saying, “We’re working on partnering up to record a duet together, but it’s still in the works.” And Bennett’s wife, Susan Bennedetto, added that Winehouse “went to see him twice while he was performing in London.” Awww, Amy Winehouse has a crush!

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Amy Winehouse set to debut new music in Brazil

Amy-WinehouseImage Credit: Samir Hussein/Getty ImagesOutside of spot appearances here and there, Amy Winehouse has been missing in action since wowing us with her soulful vocals on 2006’s Back to Black. But NME reports that she finally may be making a real comeback. Starting this Saturday at the Summer Soul Festival at Il Divino Florianopolis in Brazil, Winehouse will begin a four-date stint where she’ll perform some new cuts. Her backing singer Zalon spilled the beans on Twitter, writing “Band rehearsing for Brazil tour! Get Ready! New songs.” And pictures of her rehearsing have been posted on a fan site.

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