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AMY: Watch the trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary

LONDON - JANUARY 15:  Singer Amy Winehouse performs live on stage at HMV Oxford Street on January 15, 2004 in London.  (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

LONDON – JANUARY 15: Singer Amy Winehouse performs live on stage at HMV Oxford Street on January 15, 2004 in London. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

 

Amy Winehouse was brilliant.  When she died age 27 she left behind too little music.

AMY is the documentary to her short life.

 

LONDON - JANUARY 23:  Singer Amy Whinehouse retrieves her mobile phone after receiving the Pop award for "Back to Black" at the South Bank Show Awards at the Savoy Hotel on January 23, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LONDON – JANUARY 23: Singer Amy Whinehouse retrieves her mobile phone after receiving the Pop award for “Back to Black” at the South Bank Show Awards at the Savoy Hotel on January 23, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

 

This trailer features the line:

“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I think I would go mad”.

Only a few things have made me shed a tear – her death was one of them…

 

Posted: 2nd, April 2015 | In: Music | Comment


In the 1950s Amy Winehouse appeared on the album cover Billy Devroe’s Broad Minded?

IN the 1950s, Billy Devroe & The Devilaires sang and recorded bawdy songs. Albums were called suggestively An Assortment of Party Naughties, Censored, She Gives Food Stamps and Broad Minded.

Anorak has noticed that the female accompaniment on the cover of Broad Minded looks not a lot unlike the late and much missed star Amy Winehouse?

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The face rings bell:

 

 

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Posted: 15th, September 2013 | In: Flashback, Music | Comment (1)


Happy 30th birthday, Amy Winehouse

Singer Amy Winehouse during her performance at HMV Oxford Street, central London, where she celebrated the release of her new single Take The Box and signed autographs.

HAPPY 30th birthday, Amy, Winehouse:

Posted: 15th, September 2013 | In: Music | Comment


Camden Town looks up the Amy Statue statue

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SHOULD Anorak favourite Amy Winehouse be immortalised in statue-form? The Amy Winehouse Foundation has hired Scott Eaton to design a bronze statue of the singer to stand on the Roundhouse venue overlooking Chalk Farm Road. It’ll be on the first floor terrace, overlooking Chalk Farm Road.

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Posted: 30th, March 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


Mitch Winehouse wears Amy Winehouse as a waistcoat at the Brits

AT the Brits Awards 2013, Mitch Winehouse arrived wearing a waistcoat bearing a picture of his daughter Amy Winehouse (quote:I used to walk into the Hawley Arms, grab a bag of mince and cook meatballs.“) 

Mitch is the cabbie called to give evidence to the House of Commons Committee’s debate on the cocaine trade. On Mitch’s website, the blurb for his album tells readers: “Mitch joins a list of illustrious artists from Elton John to Matt Monro who have performed Tony’s songs.” He’s written a hook called Amy, My Daughter. That’s not to be confused with his Channel 4 documentary My Daughter Amy. Mitch, who told us that his daughter’s new boob job “looks great”. You might have caught him on the chatshow Mitch Winehouse’s Showbiz Rant.  So here’s Mitch on the Brits red carpet. Amy was nominated for her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

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Posted: 21st, February 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comment


What killed Amy Winehouse? Death inquest to be reheard

killed Amy Winehouse? The swine who led her towards hard drugs? The inquest said the singer died from “misadventure”. Winehouse had voluntarily consumed alcohol and risked the consequences.

Only, it looks like we’re going to have another go at getting a legal verdict. The inquest into Winehouse’s death was overseen by one Suzanne Greenaway. Ms Greenaway, as she is billed, is married to Andrew Reid. He gave her the job as assistant deputy coroner in London back 2009, when he was coroner for Inner North London. You need five years experience in the Law Society or five years’ of experience as a qualified medical practitioner get that job. Greenaway, who has worked as nurse and a lawyer in Australia, had neither. So. Why did her husband give his under-qualified wife the job? Don’t all rush to answer.

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Posted: 17th, December 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


Blake admits getting Amy Winehouse into hard drugs

AMY Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil tells the Sun:

“I don’t know whether it absolves my guilt or responsibility. But it meant I didn’t kill my ex-wife…I was the one who brought drugs into the relationship. When the toxicology results came back I was relieved there were no drugs in her system.”

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Posted: 23rd, September 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blaaaaaaake on life support

NEWS has broken concerning Blake Fielder-Civil, the ex-husband of the late Amy Winehouse. It has been reported that he’s on a life support machine after suffering multiple organ failure following his ingestion of too much drink and drugs.

Fielder-Civil was rushed to the hospital in Dewsbury after he was found choking in bed after drinking, according to his partner, Sarah Aspin.

“The doctors say they don’t know the prognosis,” Aspin, who is the mother of Fielder-Civil’s 15-month-son, told The Sun. “They said they put him in a coma to help him and due to infection. I’m praying he’ll survive, but I’m having to prepare myself that he may never wake up.”

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Posted: 10th, August 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Amy Winehouse’s Camden no-rehab home is for sale – photos

WANT to buy the Camden Town house Amy Winehouse died in? The Sun says it;s yours for £2.7m. The Sun also says it’s not a house. It’s a “HOUSE SHRINE”.

Back in 2011, Gordon Smart told Sun readers that the house would become the “HQ” of the Amy Winehouse rehab charity.

Rehab never worked for Winehouse. It’s hard to think a rehab centre in her old home would have been what she would have wanted. But she had sung a song about rehab, so the Sun had its scoop.

A source told us: “…if they [the Winehouse family] sold they think it could attract the wrong kind of buyer as it was where Amy passed away.”

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Posted: 31st, May 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


Amy Winehouse’s ghost appears on The Voice

AMY Winehouse is now a ghost. The Daily Star introduces a new way to evoke the celebrity dead: mentoring in the afterlife.

TRAGIC Amy Winehouse is helping an ex-lover to become a pop star from beyond the grave.

Meet Tyler James – the man “who discovered the singer’s dead body”. He’s had an audition on BBC TV’s The Voice.

Says Peter Dyke:

And he reckons her ghost is guiding him on the path to superstardom.

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Posted: 7th, April 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


Amy Winehouse’s celebrity dad Mitch bares his pain to the Sun – Gaultier laughs

IN “INSULT TO MY AMY”, the Sun says Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse is in a state of “fury”. Why? And why not “Our Amy” – is Winehouse not what the tabloids call a “national treasure”?

Well, at Paris fashion week, Jean-Paul Gaultier adopted Wino’s trademark beehive and kohl look, cleaned it up and stuck it on beautiful, lithesome models.

Gordon Smart reports:

The ex-cabbie accused Gaultier of cashing in on Amy’s death with a “bad taste” fashion show. Mitch said the singer’s family was devastated by pictures of catwalk models smoking and wearing the singer’s trademark beehive hairdos and heavy eyeliner.

Devastated?

Wednesday’s show at Paris Fashion Week came just two days after the half-year anniversary of the Back To Black star’s death — and Mitch said it portrayed Amy at her worst.

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Posted: 27th, January 2012 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Amy Winehouse is immortalised in a lamp

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AMY Winehouse was a loss to music and life. But you can relight her glow with an Amy Winehouse lamp.

Inspired by what makes her unique, Amy, is a tribute to the great British singer and songwriter. The floor version is a reading lamp, perfect to enjoy with your favorite book. The height is adjustable and it is slightly inclined into the front.

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Posted: 19th, December 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Passion For Fashion Auction Photos: Bid For Amy Winehouse’s Dress And Hepburn’s Oscar Gown

AT the Passion for Fashion Auction, you can bid for the dress Audrey Hepburn wore to collect her Best Actress Oscar for Roman Holiday Oscar in 1954. It’s expected to go for £60,000. You can also bid for the Disaya dress Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her Back to Black album cover, the proceeds of which will go to her charitable foundation.

They should auction off her ballet pumps and hair. Hepburn was all about the dress. Winehouse was hair, pumps and charisma…

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Mitch Winehouse pictured at a viewing of the Passion for Fashion auction by Kerry Taylor Auctions, at La Galleria in Pall Mall, central London, with a dress by Disaya which Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her Back to Black album cover, the proceeds of which will go to her charitable foundation.

Posted: 28th, November 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comment


Pete Doherty’s Christmas Carol Panto: WIth Cold Turkey And Amy Winehouse’s Ghost

HAVING outlived Amy Winehouse, pop f**kwit Pete Doherty is seeing ghosts. The Sun tells readers:

JUNKIE rocker Pete Doherty has fled to Paris because he says the ghost of Amy Winehouse is haunting his London flat.

It is a well known fact that ghosts cannot stand Paris, City of Lights.

He told pals the 27-year-old’s spirit visited him three or four times at the pad close to where she died in Camden in July.

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Posted: 15th, November 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Amy Winehouse Was Five Times Over Lying On A Bed Limit When She Died

AMY Winehouse was five times over the drink drive limit when she died. This fact is dutifully reported on the front pages of the Daily Star and the Sun.

And had she been driving when she died, it would be relevant.

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Amy Winehouse leaves City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London after her court appearance.

 

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comments (3)


Amy Winehouse Was Killed By Legal Alcohol: Ilegal Drugs Did Her No Harm

AMY Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning. After all the illegal drugs, it was legal booze that killed her.

St Pancras Coroner Suzanne Greenway recording a verdict of death by misadventure, saying:

“She had consumed sufficient alcohol at 416mg per decilitre (of blood) and the unintended consequence of such potentially fatal levels was her sudden and unexpected death.”

After all the drugs, her vital organs were healthy.

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Posted: 26th, October 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment


Amy Winehouse For Sale At Bonhams’ Urban Art Auction (Photos)

YOU can buy Cyclops’s Amy at the Bonhams’ Urban Art Sale. Banksy is well represented for those of you keen to own a slice of smart graffiti to hand on your wall…

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Cyclops's Amy during a photocall for highlights from Bonhams' Urban Art Sale on September 21 in London.

Posted: 16th, September 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comments (3)


Amy Winehouse: How The Tabloids Killed Her By Suicide, Drugs, Blake, Reg Traviss, Booze And Lies

AMY Winehouse has died. She was not killed by an overdose of drugs. Right at the start, when her body was found, police said no drugs were found at her Camden home. Still, the newspapers declared otherwise:

The sordid details of Amy Winehouse’s final hours emerged today, with claims that she bought a cocktail of narcotics including cocaine, ecstasy and ketamineDaily Mail, July 25, 2011

One friend partying with her over the last weeks said: “It was an ecstasy overdose. She could do cocaine ­until the cows come home. But this was ­obviously a dodgy pill. That was backed up by MTV ­producer Danny Panthaki, who claimed: “My friend’s boyfriend is a policeman, and he’s the one who found Amy Winehouse dead. ­Overdosed on ecstasy” – Daily Mirror, July 24, 2011

“TORMENTED Amy Winehouse died yesterday at 27 after downing a massive cocktail of drugs, The People can reveal. The singer was seen buying narcotics, believed to include cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and the horse tranquilliser ketamine, from a dealer shortly after 10.30pm on Friday –  Dean Rousewell The People, July 24, 2011

Rousewell then added:

But last night pals claimed she had died earlier that morning after indulging in a final drugs binge during a night out with pals.

Pals grassing on pals. Some pals, eh, to get a reformed drugs addict off their face on drugs. Do we know who these pals are? No.

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Posted: 24th, August 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment


Amy Winehouse And Tony Bennett’s Duet Appears Online – Have A Listen

HAHAHA! Wasn’t it funny when a young woman died after battling with the pain that once made great tunes ended up eating her whole! Really funny! She wasn’t even in her thirties! WHAT A RIOT! AMY WINEHOUSE WAS MENTALLY ILL! HA HA HA!

Of course, it really isn’t funny when a young talented woman dies, but if it wasn’t for our collective gallows humour, we’d probably spend all day crying.

We may still have our chance to weep like emo-babies because it’s pretty obvious that Amy Winehouse’s record label will be eyeing up a load of half-assed demos and looking at making a pretty penny on them. That said, not all posthumous releases are going to be lame as a short clip of the leaked Amy Winehouse duet with Tony Bennett has appeared online.

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Posted: 23rd, August 2011 | In: Music | Comment


Amy Winehouse: No Drugs But Some Booze In Body

AMY Winehouse had alcohol but no drugs in her body when she died. A spokesman for her family tells media:

“Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death. Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death. The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.”

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Posted: 23rd, August 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment


The Best Amy Winehouse Tribute So Far: The Rehab Tea Pot

THE best Amy Winehouse tribute so far – the tea pot…

 

Posted: 6th, August 2011 | In: The Consumer | Comment


The Amy Winehouse Foundation Has Got It Wrong

AMY Winehouse’s Camden home is to become the new headquarters for a rehab drive in her name…maybe, says the Sun.

Anorak is hard pressed to think of a worse advert for rehab than Winehouse? Maybe Peter Doherty? Or Lindsay Lohan? Or anyone else who has passed through the revolving doors of any  number of reassuringly expensive rehab centres and re-remerged to get of their faces on a new drug or drink.

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Posted: 5th, August 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)


Amy Winehouse & Me: Kerry Katona Keeps In Touch With Reality

IN today’s edition of Amy Winehouse & Me, Kerry Katona – resting Queen of own-brand ketchup – breaks her silence:

I could not stop thinking how lucky I was to find the strength that I found to get myself out of the shit that I was in*. Amy was so young, but I can so relate to what she was doing. It can be so easy to get some drugs in, have a few drinks and lose sight of reality.”

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Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Celebrities | Comment (1)


Amy Winehouse’s Love Of Casual Sex Renders Lady Gaga Speechless

LADY Gaga say that upon hearing the news that Amy Winehouse had died she was struck dumb. Now recovered, Gaga is able to tell US TV of her pain and rare sensitivity:

I am just so devastated and so sad and I really could not speak for 48 hours straight I was in such shock.”

Gaga then says Winehouse was “the most lovely and nice and kind woman“.

Was she? Wasn’t she who said:

“I believe in casual sex. I know it’s sad that I think cheating on people is fine. But I think it’s like smoking a spliff. Oops, I’ve gobbed on myself!”

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Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment (1)


Happy And ‘Suicidal’ 27 Club Wannabe Amy Winehouse Was Blake’s Camilla Say Tabloids

AS Mitch Winehouse’s eulogy floats away from the tabloid news cycle (he has she had rarely been happier), the Daily Star exclaims on its front page:

“AMY’S DEATH WISH”

Having already decreed that the talented singer’s epithetic should be “TRAGIC”, the Star’s Jerry Lawton reports:

TRAGIC Amy Winehouse died broken-hearted after realising she and her “true love” would never be together again, we can reveal.

He adds:

Before she launched into the “death wish” drug and booze marathon believed to have claimed her life, she begged ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil to let her visit him in jail.

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Posted: 2nd, August 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment