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Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse's brief career followed a tragic, almost perfect circle. After achieving critical acclaim in her native Britain as a jazz and soul vocalist, her global pop star rose in 2006, thanks primarily to the booze-soaked, adamantly unhealthy smash "Rehab." And in 2011, after several professionally unproductive, personally difficult years of scandal, very public relationship problems and even more public addiction problems, the talented and troubled young singer was found dead of alcohol overdose. The Londoner rose to prominence on the back of gritty, often bleak autobiographical work: songs that revolved around doomed relationships ("Stronger than Me"), drink ("Rehab") and drugs ("Addicted"). But that aside, it's Winehouse's voice -- which saw her welcomed with open arms by Britain's two premier performance schools -- that formed the foundation of her appeal. By turns as knowing and vulnerable as Billie Holiday's and as streetwise as Ms Dynamite's, it reflected her fluctuating musical fixations (jazz, hip-hop and, later, Motown) and was a perfect tool to deliver her wry and affecting observations on the pratfalls and pain inherent in the pursuit of love. As Winehouse herself p... See More

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  • The Legacy

    Amy Winehouse

    Year: 2014

    Runtime: 60 min

    Amy Winehouse was one of the most discussed singer-songwriters of her generation. Her soulful voice won her critical acclaim, scores of awards and fans from all walks of life, while her turbulent and decadent lifestyle made her an irresistible target for the press. In a time when photographs of Amy Winehouse in many states dominated the front pages, each new picture surpassing the last, as she appeared to incrementally crumble under the cocktail that was the magnitude of her success, it was her unique and heartfelt music that touched the hearts of millions of fans. Share her legacy.
     
     

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