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 Post subject: Amy Winehouse, 20 years old
PostPosted: Apr Thu 15, 2021 4:17 am 
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Before the beehive, tattoos, and drugs.


What a sad waste of life.


https://youtu.be/qFcG0pBhKPA

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 Post subject: Re: Amy Winehouse, 20 years old
PostPosted: May Wed 26, 2021 8:35 pm 
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It's really hard to fathom a girl of just 20 y/o having developed such a striking and unique sound. NO ONE sounded like that, and no one ever did.


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 Post subject: Re: Amy Winehouse, 20 years old
PostPosted: May Thu 27, 2021 4:49 am 
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peterr991 wrote:
It's really hard to fathom a girl of just 20 y/o having developed such a striking and unique sound. NO ONE sounded like that, and no one ever did.


Welcome!

I have heard her likened to Billie Holiday.


""Harlem Butterfly"

Harlem butterfly
The moon got in your eye
The night you were born

Harlem butterfly
You listened to the cry
Of some lonely horn

That combination
Left you a mark
That you’ll never, never lose

While you chase some will o’ the wisp
In the dark
Your heart keeps singing the blues

Oh, Harlem butterfly
The writing’s in the sky
You’ll come to no good

But I’m not blaming you
I’m certain I would do
The same if I could

But even though a candle
Burned at the ends
Can never last out the night

Harlem butterfly
It really makes a lovely light

Harlem butterfly
Goodnight."

Written by Tony Bennett, who was one of Amy's mentors

I believe the song refers to Holiday.

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 Post subject: Re: Amy Winehouse, 20 years old
PostPosted: May Thu 27, 2021 9:44 am 
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As a Brit, I'm more familiar than some with this sad story of decline.
It's documented well in a succession of different YouTube videos.
She went from a happy, attractive, well nourished and tattooless, talented singer and songwriter, into a steady decline and death caused by the excessive use of drugs and alcohol and bad influences. In her final few months she looked an absolute mess.

A salutary lesson, which will be totally ignored by most young people.


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 Post subject: Re: Amy Winehouse, 20 years old
PostPosted: May Thu 27, 2021 12:40 pm 
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DoghouseRiley wrote:
As a Brit, I'm more familiar than some with this sad story of decline.
It's documented well in a succession of different YouTube videos.
She went from a happy, attractive, well nourished and tattooless, talented singer and songwriter, into a steady decline and death caused by the excessive use of drugs and alcohol and bad influences. In her final few months she looked an absolute mess.

A salutary lesson, which will be totally ignored by most young people.


Tragic story.

She left us some great music.

The price was far too high.

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