Amy Winehouse died in 2011 at the age of 27. Although her career was tragically cut short, she’s become an idol and influence to many young artists after her. When an artist like Amy passes so young, there’s usually a rush to put out posthumous projects and unreleased music, but Amy’s case is unique. After her death, Universal Music executive David Joseph revealed that Amy had been recording for a third album, but the recordings were destroyed. He told Billboard, “It was a moral thing. Taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can’t happen on anyone else’s.” Continue reading Listen to an Amy Winehouse Demo From When She Was 17 Years Old
Amy Winehouse was a maelstrom of talent and trouble. She lived with a brash, unapologetic flair that earned her headlines, but the flashes of vulnerability in her music made her work truly timeless. Her 2011 death at age 27 has already taken on the quality of a tragic myth.
“The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover,” photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut album “Frank.”