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Remembering Amy

Remembering Amy

Ed HQ

May 21st, 2015

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A local girl to the area growing up in Southgate & going to theatre school in Barnet, Amy Winehouse is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers of her generation. Nearly 4 years ago she died from alcohol poisoning & now the film-doc ‘Amy’ is set for release covering her life in the spotlight & telling the story of a tortured soul.

Amy @ High Barnet Tube Station

Amy was the first British female to win five Grammys, as well as 3 Ivor Novello awards &  the 2007 Brit Award for Best British Female artist. With the new movie documentary set for release on July 3, there’s a lot of interest in how the film will depict her.  It tackles lots of things about family & media, her fame, her addiction, but most importantly, it is said to capture the very heart of what she was about.

Young AmyBorn into a Jewish family, many of her relations were professional jazz musicians & her grand mother Cynthia, who was a singer, dated English jazz legend Ronnie Scott. She & Amy’s parents influenced Amy’s interest in jazz with her father Mitch a big Frank Sinatra fan. In 1992 she attended the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in High Barnet, where she went once a week for 4 years to further her vocal education and to learn to dance. There Amy founded a short-lived rap group called Sweet ‘n’ Sour  before seeking full-time training at Sylvia Young Theatre School. She later attended The Mount School in Mill Hill & the Brits School in south London.

Her life was cut short at the age of 27. Although she sold millions of records, her personal life was a mess, a violent marriage, substance & alcohol abuse, as well as reported mental health issues. But there is no denying the genius of this local girl & the mark she left on music & the songs she left for us & future generations.

May she continue to rest in musical bliss.

Links > Official Website • Official Amy-Movie Website 

 

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