Amy Winehouse

Amy and me — the story of how I rejected her

By Grant Feller, June 3, 2015

Everyone seems to have an Amy Winehouse story. Not always a terribly inspiring one. As the release nears of Asif Kapadia’s controversial new documentary about her short life and painful death, friends are crawling out of the woodwork to speak of how they helped to protect her, family bask in their blood-association and critics are competing to say who first identified her genius.

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Critics rave over Amy Winehouse film

By Rosa Doherty, May 18, 2015

‘Amy’, the documentary film about the life and career of the late Amy Winehouse, has received rave reviews after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday night.

But the film, which includes never-before-seen footage of the Back To Black singer and interviews with close friends and family, has been strongly criticised by Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father.

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Amy Winehouse’s father condemns singer’s biopic as ‘preposterous’

By Rosa Doherty, May 7, 2015

Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has criticised the makers of a biopic of his daughter’s life.

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, he said that the film was unfair and unbalanced.

The forthcoming documentary Amy - The Girl Behind The Name is due to make its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival.

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First glimpse of Amy Winehouse film shows unseen footage of singer

By Rosa Doherty, April 2, 2015

A teaser trailer for the new Amy Winehouse documentary shows previously unseen footage of the singer ahead of its release date in the summer.

Directed by BAFTA award-winning Senna director Asif Kapadia, the film Amy is due to be released in UK cinemas on 3 July.

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Amy Winehouse added to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

By Anna Behrmann, January 8, 2015

Amy Winehouse has been recognised with an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The multi-award-winning singer, who died on July 23 2011, has had her biography added to the online national record. The catalogue lists details of the lives of deceased men and women who have shaped British culture and history worldwide.

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Statue of Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

By Rosa Doherty, September 15, 2014

A statue in memory of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled in London.

The bronze sculpture showcases the star’s signature beehive hairstyle, star of David necklace and a red rose in her hair.

The memorial was placed in the Stables Market in Camden to commemorate the Back to Black singer, who died three years ago of alcohol poisoning aged 27.

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Amy Winehouse's family attacks ex-husband over graveside interview

By Rosa Doherty, April 28, 2014

Amy Winehouse’s mother has criticised the late singer's ex husband for disrespecting the Jewish faith after he was filmed giving an interview at her grave.

Janis Winehouse said Blake Fielder-Civil's action, alongside his failure to wear a kippah at the Jewish cemetery, had disgusted her.

She said: “To film beside a grave shows total disrespect. I want nothing to do with this.

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Amy Whinehouse card sold for charity

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2014

A birthday card, handmade by late pop-star Amy Winehouse for her mother Janis, has been sold for £200.

The green card with a cartoon image of Mrs Winehouse, decorated by a 12-year-old Amy, was auctioned on eBay to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Amy Winehouse’s heartache revealed in Valentine’s card

By Rosa Doherty, December 5, 2013

Amy Winehouse’s devotion to her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, has been revealed in previously unseen love letters that are being put up for auction.

In one, a Valentine’s Card sent to Fielder-Civil while he was in prison after a conviction for assault, the singer writes he is “an ache in my guts. I belong to you. I always have”.

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A hit record of Amy’s earlier life and times

By Jennifer Lipman, July 4, 2013

In the two years since her premature death, interest in Amy Winehouse’s music and colourful life has hardly waned. A film is in the works. Her songs still receive plentiful airplay. And she continues to be cited as a cautionary tale on the perils of excess.

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