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City’s tribute to Amy

The Capital wants to dedicate songs, and more, to Amy Winehouse, the British soul-jazz star who died in London on Saturday at the age of 27.

entertainment Updated: Jul 25, 2011 14:22 IST
Hindustan Times

The capital wants to dedicate songs, and more, to Amy Winehouse, the British soul-jazz star who died in London on Saturday at the age of 27.

Winehouse, whose death remains "unexplained", was struggling with drug addiction and joins a host of other music icons — Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Brian Jones — who passed away at the same age.

"We’ll be dedicating the evening of Saturday (July 30) to Amy by playing her songs," says Amit Bhatnagar of F Bar & Lounge at The Ashok.

"We are in a state of shock, and are planning to pay tribute to the singer... it’s sad she passed away at such a young age," says Aditi Singh Sharma, lead singer of Delhi-based band Groove Adda.

Amy WinehouseCity jazz group Cobbled Street will also host a special gig in remembrance of Winehouse this week. It’s not just clubs and musicians — even fashion designers at the ongoing couture week are mourning.

"It’s unfortunate and shocking. Such a promising life cut short. We will be remembering Amy Winehouse as we showcase our collection," says designer Nikhil Mehra of Shantanu-Nikhil, who’re participating at the event. Teenagers, too, are paying respects. "My friends and I were big fans of Amy’s singing and her beehive hairdo, so we’re having our own tribute evening," says Nishi Raj, 19.

Trouble and tears
Full name: Amy Jade Winehouse
Born: 14 September 1983
Marriage: Winehouse tied the knot with Blake Fielder-Civil, a former video production assistant, in 2007. It was Blake who introduced her to drugs. Their violent marriage ended in 2009. Next, she dated filmmaker Reg Traviss, who dumped her in June this year. She then went to rehab and checked out at the end of June.

Club 27
Other music biggies who lost their lives at the age of 27.

Brian Jones
Year: 1969
Reason of death: The popular Rolling Stones guitarist drowned in a swimming pool.

Jimi Hendrix
Year: 1970
Reason of death: The official cause of death of this guitar great was asphyxiation on vomit.

Janis Joplin
Reason of death: The American singer died of what was believed to be a heroin overdose.

Jim Morrison
Reason of death: The lead singer of The Doors died of “heart failure” in a Paris apartment bathtub.

Kurt Cobain
Year: 1994
Reason of death: The Nirvana frontman committed suicide and his body was found after days.

First Published: Jul 24, 2011 16:44 IST