On Amy Whitehouse – As Dead As…
OK – from the outset I dont want to in any way diminish the tragedy of the death, the impact on her family and the very real parental grief in all this. It is all very real and tragic.
Lets get past that and look at other things.
Bear in mind, nothing was different in my day, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and a few others. Oh yes, Elvis Presley. More recently Mickael (whacko) Jackson. We are as guilty as too. Nothing changes really – sad but true.
Some say she was a talented singer, that I dont know, never really listened to her. So were the others I mentioned, that I do know, they were very talented.
They were all pisspots, druggies and other things. Same as Amy. Her Europen tour stands above all else as pretty much a forewarning of things to come. It was written, she was to die young.
Winehouse released only two albums in her short career — winning five Grammy awards for the second, Back to Black — and often made headlines because of drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, destructive relationships and abortive performances.
Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her flat in north London at the age of 27.
Police were called by paramedics to her flat before 4.05pm on Saturday 23 July (0105 AEST Sunday), following reports of a woman found deceased.
Mark Ronson, who produced many of Winehouse’s hits, said in a statement: “She was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me. This is one of the saddest days of my life.”
The Grammy award-winning soul singer struggled with weight loss and well-documented drink and drug addictions. Her death is being treated as unexplained.
On Club 27:
Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, singer Janis Joplin, The Doors singer Jim Morrison and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain are the other major “members” of the ill-fated club.
The fact of the matter is very clear…
We (our generation) made the mistake of in death putting these people up on a wrongful pedestal. This should not happen here but rather the lessons to be learnt. Sadly, this will not happen.
And the latest crock we are asked to believe?
Family members of Amy Winehouse believe the late English singer died from the shock of giving up drinking.
Ignoring her doctor’s orders to reduce her drinking gradually, Winehouse quit alcohol altogether, family sources told The Sun.
“Abstinence gave her body such a fright, they thought it was eventually the cause of her death,” the source was quoted as saying.
I dont think so…. This has all the makings of a serious cover up to hide who she really was.