Amy Winehouse died on 23 July 2011 at the age of 27. She will forever be grouped with Jim Morrison, Curt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrex. The small but growing group of hard living, hard drinking musicians who left the world at the age of 27.
Record companies which now longer have to pay these artists when their tracks are played will push Winehouse’s music like never before. It now has a higher profit margin the playing a song written by a living musician.

It seems like just yesterday that I found myself driving to work while suffering from a mild hangover when I heard Amy Winehouse come on the radio and sing Rehab for the first time.

And it soothed my hangover.

Being 27 myself, this makes me nervous. But I am probably safe as I am neither famous, nor am I rich.

Who knows what to make of this untimely death. Perhaps nothing. We all die one day. In the media Winehouse’s death has been largely overshadowed by the shooting in Norway and the failure of congress to come to an agreement on the debt ceiling.

But I will say one thing. Winehouse made an impact in her short time on this planet.

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