Jim Adams is our host and this week’s theme is artists who died aged 27.
Jim listed loads, and I have gone with Back to Black which was written by Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse.
She may have started out jazzy with her 2003 debut album, “Frank,” but once she shifted into more soulful territory on 2006’s “Back to Black,” Amy Winehouse went from being the talk of the U.K. to an international sensation, breaking into the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart with “Rehab.” Although Winehouse’s voice was a marvel, and both her look and attitude regularly led to press coverage, she also made more than a few headlines with her intense personal relationships and her tendencies toward excess.
Alas, it was the latter that ultimately led to her downfall — when she died on July 23, 2011, the coroner’s inquest (via the BBC) revealed that her blood alcohol level was more than five times the legal limit for driving in the U.K..
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