It was at an industry showcase for the recently released album 'Frank' that I sat front row to take photos for Universal Music's website.
|*Actual photo from that first night - just not mine. I can't find mine.|
The next time I saw Amy Winehouse was when she came back through Toronto in support of 'Back to Black'. I was now working at MTV and she came by to be on our then flagship show MTV Live. She then headed down the road to be on MuchMusic's flagship show M.O.D. where she actually went missing from her dressing room. The producers of the show were about to have Dallas Green come on to perform in her stead. She had decided to take stroll down Queen Street - but finally made it back to play a quick song as seen here. From there she went to perform in the amazing Orange Lounge Studios. She capped that day off by playing the MOD Club later that evening as seen here.
I've just come from the movies where I saw the new documentary about her life. It's heartbreaking, eye opening and down right sad all at the same time. My single favourite moment was the footage of her watching the Grammy Awards live while in London. It was real. It was raw and so very genuine. Her short life was overshadowed by drugs and torment - but her music will be remembered and stand the test of time. This is a really great documentary and I recommend you see it.
Here's a best of playlist I've made to remember the late great Amy Winehouse
Thanks for reading/listening.