Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse joins “Club 27”

British singer Amy Winehouse, who died on Saturday 23,July 2011 at her North London flat at the age of 27 after a long struggle with drug and drink addiction, joins the so-called “Club 27” or “Forever 27” (read blog on club 27) named after a group of influential pop/rock music artistes who died at 27.

Latest on the tragic list, Amy WInehouse, the Grammy award-winning soul singer with her trademark beehive battled with well-documented addictions that she documented in her hit single Rehab.

Winehouse’s debut album Frank was released in 2003 and brought her wide acclaim. It went triple platinum in Britain.  The 2006 follow-up, Back to Black and its single Rehab was a worldwide smash hit, reaching number one in Britain and number two in the US charts. It went six times platinum in Britain and double platinum in the United States.

In the run-up to her live return after her failed marriage with Blake Fielder-Civil,which ended in an divorce in 2007, Winehouse spent a week at an addiction treatment clinic in London, reportedly at the suggestion of her father, Mitch, over concerns that she was drinking too much. But she was booed at the opening performance in Belgrade, apparently too drunk to sing.

She made her final public appearance at The Roundhouse venue in Camden on Wednesday.. All that I can say is that addiction is one of the most powerful secret weapons in the Devil's arsenal of self destruction and no one can overcome it alone. May God Keep her.

Prominent members of the “Club 27” include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones.

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