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MOJO 333 – August 2021: Amy Winehouse

MOJO MARKS THE 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the tragic death of the most precocious singing and songwriting talent of the century so far. Musicians and collaborators assemble to explore the music of Amy Winehouse, while MOJO writers (and Bill, and Marianne) remember the Rolling Stones’ magpie masterpiece, Sticky Fingers. Also in the issue: Billy Gibbons on supercharging the blues; the dawn of solo Nico; Family’s Roger Chapman holds his own. Plus: Jackson Browne, The Stranglers, Yola, Crowded House, Durand Jones, Chrissie Hynde, Violent Femmes, Squid, Laura Nyro, Wendy Sprout, Questlove’s funky movie and much more!
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When Amy Winehouse was discovered: Unknown star sings to astonished room of record executives in 2002

Sitting on a chair in the Island Records head office, unknown singer Amy Winehouse proceeded to blow away the room with an audition of her song 'I Heard Love Is Blind'. Amy Winehouse may have gone on to be one of the most famous female vocalists of her generation, but back in 2002 the young Amy was just one of many aspiring singers vying to get a coveted record deal.
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Amy Winehouse and Barbara Windsor would ‘act out old EastEnders scripts’ during secret meetings, friend claims

Amy Winehouse and Barbara Windsor would act out old EastEnders scripts during secret meetings, Winehouse’s best friend has claimed.Musician Tyler James has written a new biography of the late singer-songwriter, who died in 2011. In it, James claims that Winehouse developed a friendship with Windsor, who died last year.“When she met Barbara it was as though she became a new nan figure for her,” James told The Sun. “Amy was in and out of private hospitals being treated for addiction to alcohol but it was easy to sneak out and Barbara lived round the corner.”Winehouse and her husband Scott...
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Amy Winehouse 'forced to tour when barely conscious'

Amy Winehouse's best friend Tyler James claims that the late star was forced to go on tour despite being "barely conscious". Amy Winehouse's best friend claimed she was forced to perform when "barely conscious". The 27-year-old singer relapsed before her final ill-fated European tour and Tyler James - who was...
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Did music bosses fail in their duty of care to Amy Winehouse weeks before her death? Singer 'drank so freely she was unaware she'd arrived in Belgrade for the first concert of a 12-date tour', claims a childhood friend

Grave questions about the way music industry executives treated pop star Amy Winehouse in the weeks before her death have been raised in a damning new book. Her childhood friend Tyler James today claims the singer was so 'delirious and weak' after a five-day drinking spree that she had to be carried on to a private jet so that she could perform in a final, disastrous tour of Europe.
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Amy Winehouse NFT goes up for charity auction

An Amy Winehouse non-fungible token (NFT) has gone up for sale in a charity auction. MusiCares, the musicians charity run by the organisers of the Grammys, and the Amy Winehouse Foundation are behind the sale, with proceeds from the auction set to benefit the charity work of both organisations. The...
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Amy Winehouse facts: Singer's parents, husband, tattoos and death explained

Amy Winehouse was one of the most talented and unique British singer-songwriters of the 21st century. From the discovery of her talent to her tragic passing, here is all the important facts about the 'Back to Black' star. Where was Amy Winehouse born and who are her parents?. Amy Winehouse...
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MusiCares announces Amy Winehouse NFT

One-of-a-kind NFT is part of upcoming Amy Winehouse exhibit and livestream. In conjunction with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, founded to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, MusiCares announces the one-of-a-kind NFT (non-fungible token) from photographer Charles Moriarty with visual artist Mark Palkoski to benefit MusiCares and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a registered charity. The auction is set for Tuesday, May 18th and will be available for bidding through Mandolin.
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Amy Winehouse Once Saved a Woman From Drowning in St. Lucia

In 2011, singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse joined the tragic list of celebrity performers who have died too soon from drug and alcohol abuse. The English-born singer was only 27 years old when her life was cut short. With a unique deep sound that resonated with blues and jazz enthusiasts, the electric performer had a loyal following of fans that still mourn her passing.
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MusiCares® Announces One-of-a-Kind Amy Winehouse NFT as Part of Upcoming Back To Amy Exhibit and Live Stream

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2021-- In conjunction with the Amy Winehouse Foundation, founded to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, MusiCares ® announces the one-of-a-kind NFT (non-fungible token) from photographer Charles Moriarty with visual artist Mark Palkoski to benefit MusiCares and the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a registered charity. The auction is set for Tuesday, May 18 and will be available for bidding through Mandolin and Open Sea. See link to NFT Auction Page here.
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Dua Lipa Paid Tribute To Amy Winehouse And Geri Halliwell At The BRIT Awards

A great red carpet look used to just be about a megawatt dress and diamonds. Nowadays, things are a little more interesting, with onlookers wanting to be told some kind of story, whether it's about supporting sustainability (Cate Blanchett rewearing some of her most iconic red carpet outfits at last year's Venice Film Festival), championing young design talent (Beyoncé posting about Charlotte Knowles) or using fashion as a weapon of protest (2018's Golden Globes, where attendees exclusively wore black as a show of solidarity with #TimesUp). At yesterday's BRIT Awards, Dua Lipa delivered, paying homage to icons of this country's music scene with her custom-made outfits from Vivienne Westwood.
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Dua Lipa gives nod to Amy Winehouse on Brit Awards red carpet

Dua Lipa appears to have paid a tribute to the late singer Amy Winehouse on the red carpet for the Brit Awards. The singer, who is up for three awards, said she was “very excited” to be at the ceremony as she arrived at London’s O2 for the first live show at the venue in more than a year.
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Dua Lipa Channels Amy Winehouse With Her Look on 2021 Brit Awards Red Carpet

Dua Lipa showed love to Amy Winehouse while channeling the late artist's signature hairdo on the red carpet at the 2021 Brit Awards Tuesday (May 11). The "Levitating" superstar wore a yellow over-the-shoulder minidress with a long train, black tights and platform booties, a similar ensemble to what Winehouse wore at the 2007 Brit Awards. Winehouse's iconic yellow Preen minidress will be auctioned off by her family ahead of the 10th anniversary of her death in July.
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The most major looks served on the Brits red carpet, including Dua Lipa channelling Amy Winehouse (!!!)

The Brit Awards 2021 kicked off at the O2 Arena in London on Tuesday night with some of the biggest stars in music arriving on the red carpet and serving some serious looks. Triple-nominated Dua Lipa – who is up for best album, best song and best female artist – was the first to arrive on the Brits red carpet. Wearing a golden Vivienne Westwood gown with a plunging neckline and sweeping train, paired with black stockings, chunky lace-up heels and a stunning three-row pearl choker (also by Vivienne Westwood). Many were quick to point out that the 25-year-old singer seems to have drawn inspo from the late Amy Winehouse, by rocking a retro beehive hairstyle and a more grungy aesthetic.