Saturday, July 23, 2011

The 27 Club

Cocaine Princess here.

***Updated: Tuesday July 26th****

The funeral of singer Amy Winehouse took place in London today.

The service — which was attended by 200 people including music producer Mark Ronson and Kelly Osbourne
who wore her hair in the style of Amy’s trademark beehive in tribute to her, ended with the congregation singing Amy’s favorite song, Carole King’s ‘So Far Away’.    

The full article is here.  

For Russell Brand's loving tribute titled, "For Amy" click here.


The 27 Club, also known as the Forever 27 Club or Club 27, is the name for a group of musicians who died at the age of 27. Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

Today's death of British soul singer Amy Winehouse makes her the latest member of the club.  Her hit song, "Rehab," echoed her own life and turmoil through its lyrics: "They tried to make me go to rehab; I said no, no, no." The song is about her refusal to seek help at a clinic for people with problems with alcohol.

 "She won five of the most prestigious prizes in the U.S. at the 50th Grammy Awards including record and song of the year for "Rehab" but she was forced to deliver her rejection of rehab treatment by satellite after her visa application was delayed because of her widely documented drug problems.

I absolutely love the look on Amy's face at 5:54 to 6:00 after Tony Bennett announces she had won a Grammy. 

One critic said her song "Love Is A Losing Game" evoked images of smoke, empty vodka bottles and smudged mascara and was perhaps the most heartbreaking thing she's ever recorded.

Upon hearing the news of their daughter's passing "her mum knew it was going to happen; her dad knew. It was just time." 

Parents outliving their own children, I can't think of anything more heartbreaking and devastating for any parent. It's not supposed to be that way. It shouldn't be that way.

I've always been a fan of her music. Ms. Winehouse's voice was truly one of a kind and simply spectacular.  

May your troubled soul find peace.  RIP Amy Winehouse.

Cocaine Princess


Anonymous said...

What a waste of a gifted person. It's as though she felt there was no hope for her.

Red Shoes said...

That look on her face to which you referred... it was one of total disbelief...

Many people have a great deal of difficulty in accepting those kinds of accolades...

Bless her heart...


Anonymous said...

I disagree with the critic-- the most heartbreaking song shes' ever recorded is Back To Black. Lyrics speak volumes.

elisecrets said...

Amy Winehouse's death was a tragedy... for her family. Her dad appeared in an interview around three years ago and voiced his worry that his little girl may die if she continues to do what she does.

My heart goes out to him xx

ps: I agree with anon... a waste of a gifted person

BamaTrav said...

Never listened to one note from her.

Snow Queen said...

I loved Amy and her lyrics, it may sound corny but they touched me in a personal way....sad that so much more talent was wasted, but Amy will always be remembered by those of us who she touched through her music, lyrics, and voice.

Rip, Amy xx

Cocaine Princess said...

Snow Queen at 9:40,
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

There's nothing corny about music touching you. The best kind of music is the kind that has the ability to touch and reach deep into your soul.

P.S. May I ask how you found my blog?