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Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011 | reviews, news & interviews

Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011

Amy Winehouse, 1983-2011

The greatest, in just two albums, mourned by theartsdesk's writers

RIP Amy Winehouse: 'There will be many people weeping tonight'

Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at her London home this afternoon, was the greatest female pop singer of her time, in the way that Billie Holiday was of hers, says Peter Culshaw, the first of theartsdesk's writers who tell below what she signified to music and to them. More tributes come from Joe Muggs, Thomas H Green, David Nice and Matilda Battersby.

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those in the media business are interested in the tawdriness speak for yourselves. The public is force-fed your crap whether people like it or not ---and often we don't.

Completely untrue, Janese. People - the public - buy newspapers. You yourself chose to seek out and read this article, nobody force-fed it to you.

Massive talent gone to waste. RIP.

All the music critics I know, Janese, are first and foremost music fans, just like you presumably are. And the tributes above are heartfelt tributes. I think it is you who should be questioning your own behaviour if you’ve got nothing better to do in response to such sad news than to put up mean-spirited judgemental comments like this.

Nick Drake died at 26, not 27.

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