Amy Winehouse (Amy Jade Winehouse) is one of the most well-remembered superstars who suffered one of the most tragic demises of all time. Though she may have led a tumultuous life, there are some facts about her that are worth digging up. Below, MusicSnake Magazine presents fifteen facts you probably didn’t know about Amy Winehouse.
Number One: Mark Ronson Respected Amy Winehouse. Famous musician Mark Ronson dedicated his entire album, Uptown Special, to Winehouse. When he dedicated it to her, he wrote, “Although I wish you were still here, I’m always thinking of you, inspired by you and your music lives on in myself and everyone who ever felt it. Love, Mark.”
Number Two: She’s Pulled Some Crazy Stunts. During a photo shoot Winehouse was doing with Terry Richardson, she took a glass shard that was being used as a prop and carved the words “I Love Blake” into her stomach. The “Blake” she wrote is in reference to her fiance at the time, Blake Fielder-Civil.
Number Three: She Didn’t Think She Would Be Famous. Winehouse was quoted in an interview as saying “I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad.” She didn’t know how right she was.
Number Four: The Most Important Life Lesson She Ever Learned Was… In a 2007 interview Winehouse did with The Guardian, she said that the most important lesson in life she ever learned was that, “You learn things every day, and life is short.” She also mentioned in that interview that she wanted to be remembered as genuine.
Number Five: She Had a Very Long History With Drugs. Though she famously died of an overdose, the one that caused her death was not her first. In 2007, she was put into a coma after overdosing on vodka, whiskey, ecstasy, cocaine, ketamine and heroin.
Number Six: She And Her Ex-Husband Had Matching Tattoos. Winehouse and her ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, got matching tattoos of each other’s names on their bodies. Fielder-Civil’s tattoo is behind his right ear, and Winehouse’s tattoo was over her heart.
Number Seven: She Was Inspired by Salt-n-Pepa. Growing up, Winehouse was part of a rap group she formed with her best friend, Juliette Ashby. They called themselves “Sweet ‘N’ Sour.” Of course, Winehouse was “Sour,” and Ashby was “Sweet.”
Number Eight: She Heckled Bono. At an awards show, Bono was giving an acceptance speech when Winehouse spoke up. She allegedly said, “Shut up! I don’t give a f***!”
Number Nine: She Didn’t Always Want to Be a Musician. One of Winehouse’s childhood dreams was to be a roller-skating waitress, otherwise known as a carhop. Can’t you just see her in skates and a cute striped dress?
Number Ten: Amy Loved Animals. Winehouse loved cats so much that at one time it was rumored she had 11 cats. And she clearly had animal magnetism. One story alleges what while the singer was in Barbados in 2010, a monkey followed her everywhere she went for an entire week.
Number Eleven: Her First Tattoo Was Quite Innocent. Winehouse’s first tattoo was of Betty Boop, and she got it on her back. She had about one dozen tattoos on her body at the time of her death.
Number Twelve: She Had a Dream Superpower. If Winehouse could have any superpower, she would choose to have super sexuality. She also sad in an interview that she often used sex to relax.
Number Thirteen: She Never Finished School. Amy was attending the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School but was expelled before she graduated. She soon became famous, so she didn’t really care.
Number Fourteen: There Is a Statue of Her. In Camden, North London, a bronze statue of Winehouse shows her in a strapless dress with her iconic beehive hair and a red flower in her hair. The statue was dedicated to her in ’14. The red flower in her hair is the only part of the statue that is in color (the rest is in bronze).
Number Fifteen: The “Rehab” Inspiration. Winehouse’s hit song, “Rehab,” was actually inspired by her separation from her management company. She split from her company after they asked her to go to rehab for the abuse of alcohol. Thanks for reading!
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