Amy Winehouse (1983 - 2011)

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Amy Jade Winehouse
1983 - 2011
September 14, 1983
Southgate in London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom
July 23, 2011
Camden Town in Greater London County, England United Kingdom
Other Names
Gemma, Ames, Wino, Cherry, Mum
Amy Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983 at Southgate, London, England United Kingdom. She died on July 23, 2011 at Camden Town, England United Kingdom at age 27. We know that Amy Winehouse had been residing in Camden Town in North London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom.
Updated: September 8, 2021
The talented singer & songwriter Amy Winehouse left us too early at the age of 27. At the time of her death on July 23rd 2011, Winehouse had sold over 5million singles & tracks, and 6.5million albums in the U.S. & U.K. alone. Her unique voice, often described as a deep, expressive contralto coupled with her unique abilities to write & mix various musical genres including soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, will forever leave her mark on the world.
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Amy Winehouse
Most commonly known as
Amy Jade Winehouse
Full name
Gemma, Ames, Wino, Cherry, Mum
Other names or aliases
Camden Town in North London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom
Last known residence
Amy Winehouse was born on at Southgate in London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom
Amy Winehouse died on at Camden Town in Greater London County, England United Kingdom
Alcohol poisoning
Cause of death
July 26, 2011
Edgwarebury Jewish Cemetery Edgwarebury Ln, in Borough of Barnet, Greater London County, England United Kingdom HA8 8QP
Burial / Funeral

Ethnicity & Lineage

Russian Polish Jewish

Nationality & Locations

British London, England


Sylvia Young Theater School Susi Earnshaw Theater School OSIDGE Primary School Mount School BRIT School Ashmole School




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Singer Songwriter Musician (guitar and drums, trumpet and keyboards)

Personal Life

Amy was brought up on jazz music; She received her first guitar at age 13 and taught herself how to play. Young Amy Winehouse was a rebellious girl. At age 14, she was expelled from Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, London. At that time she pierced her nose and tattooed her body. She briefly attended the BRIT School in Croydon, and began her professional career at 16, performing occasional club gigs and recording low cost demos. At 19 years old, she recorded her debut album: Frank (2003), a jazz-tinged album that became a hit and earned her several award nominations. During the next several years, she survived a period of personal upheaval, a painful relationship, and struggles with substance abuse. Her final album, Back on Black (2006) was an international hit, and 'Rehab' made No. 9 on the US pop charts. -From IMDB

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When the posthumous LP, "Lioness" was released, it was not well received by critics. Therefore, Universal records UK CEO decided to destroy all remaining demo tapes they had of Amy. He felt it was "a moral thing". Now, no one will ever be able to hear those parts of her music history.
Mary Neeley
Mary Neeley shared
on Feb 12, 2020 9:29 AM
Singer & songwriter Amy Winehouse produced: Two studio albums: "Frank" released on October 20th 2003 and sold 1,000,000 in the UK and 315,000 in the US. "Back to Black" released on October 27 2006 which sold 16,000,000 worldwide, 3,930,000 in the UK, and 3,000,000 in the US. A live album called "Amy Winehouse at the BBC" released on November 19th 2012. Two compilation albums: "Lioness: Hidden Treasures" which sold 2,400,000 worldwide, and "Amy" released on October 30th 2015. Four box sets "Frank / Back to Black", "The Album Collection", "At the BBC: Deluxe Box Set" and "The Collection" Four extended plays or short albums: "Sessions@AOL", "iTunes Festival: London 2007", "Back to Black: B-Sides" and "Frank (B-Sides). 14 Singles including: "Stronger Than Me", "Take the Box", "In My Bed" aka "You Sent Me Flying", "Pumps" aka "Help Yourself", the all popular "Rehab", "You Know I'm No good", "Back to Black", "Tears Dry on Their Own", "Love Is a Losing Game", "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett and "Our Day Will Come".
Daniel Pinna
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on Feb 11, 2020 4:40 AM
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Mary Neeley commented on Feb 05, 2020
Where have all the flowers gone? The most BEAUTIFUL flowers in the garden are always picked first. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love is a memory no one can steal. You were the GREATEST singer/songwriter of the 21st century. Others will come and go but no one will EVER have your style. Rest in peace, Dear Amy Jade Winehouse. You have touched so many.
Mary Neeley commented on Jul 23, 2020
You died 9 years ago today. I hope you are reunited in spirit with your beloved grandmother.
Mary Neeley commented on Jul 23
"I don't believe in magic, the boy said. The old man smiled. You will, when you see her." R.I.P. 10 years ago today.

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Amy Winehouse died on July 23, 2011 at Camden Town, England United Kingdom at 27 years old. She was buried in Edgwarebury Jewish Cemetery, Borough of Barnet, England United Kingdom. She was born on September 14, 1983 at Southgate, London, England United Kingdom. We are unaware of information about Amy's surviving family. We know that Amy Winehouse had been residing in Camden Town in North London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom.

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In 1983, in the year that Amy Winehouse was born, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1991, at the age of only 8 years old, Amy was alive when on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

In 1993, she was merely 10 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

In 1994, she was only 11 years old when on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

In 1995, Amy was only 12 years old when on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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