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    Amy Winehouse is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist known for her powerful, husky voice.



    Born September 14, 1983 to a father who was a taxi driver and a mother who was a pharmacist, Amy Winehouse grew up in North London in a Jewish family where jazz was king. His first album called Frank, in honor of Frank Sinatra released in 2003 and immediately acclaimed by critics.

    The next and last album Back to Black, released in 2006, enjoyed worldwide success, propelled number one in sales in Great Britain and number two in the United States. One of the songs from this album, Rehab, refers to his refusal to go to drug rehab.


    To get to know the soul diva better, follow her footsteps in London and discover the places where she grew up, played and dear to her heart.

     


    September 14, 1983: Birth of Amy Winehouse


    Amy born September 14, 1983 at Chase Farm Hospital in North London, not far from the family home in Southgate.

    Address : 1 Chace Village Road, Enfield EN2 8JQ

     


    1988: Returned to Osidge Elementary School

    At the age of 5, young Amy entered Osidge Primary School where her brother Alex was already attending school. She is not very studious preferring to heckle and be noticed in class!


    It is in this school that she meets Juliette Ashby who becomes her best friend and will remain close all her life.

    Address : Chase Side, London N14 5HD

     


    1992: Amy returns to the arts and entertainment school


     

    At the initiative of her paternal grandmother, Amy returned at the age of eight to the Susi Earnshaw Theater School located in the borough of Barnet. This school specializes in performing arts for children aged five to sixteen. Amy takes singing and tap dancing lessons every Saturday and does her first audition for the musical Annie.

    Address : 68 High Street, Chipping Barnet, Barnet EN5 5SJ


     

    September 1994: Start of Southgate Primary School


    Aged 10, the young girl discovered Ashmole's school in Southgate where her father was a student. Amy shows little interest in school except for the end of year shows where she sings. She no longer wants to attend this school and asks her parents to enroll her in a full-time drama school.


    That same year, she created an ephemeral rap / R'N'B group called Sweet N 'Sour with her childhood friend Juliette Ashby.

    Address : Summit Way, London N14 7NP

     


    1997: Amy returns to drama school

     

    The future star studied for four years at Earnshaw School, in order to follow a full-time training at Sylvia Young Theater School, a theater school in the Marylebone district of central London. She was sent back at the age of fourteen, for being poorly looked after and having pierced her nose.

     

    Address : 1 Nutford Place, Marylebone, London W1H 5YZ


     


    1998: Entrance to the very famous Brit School


    Amy then entered Brit School for The Performing Arts, a performing arts school based in Croydon. It is one of only three digital and performing arts schools in England, completely free.
    She dropped out of school at 16 and quickly turned to singing.

    Address : 60 The Crescent, Croydon CR0 2HN

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    2003: The future star moves to Camden Town

    In 2003, Amy moved to Camden Town, a neighborhood known for its eccentricities and bustling nightlife. The singer frequents many places and more particularly pubs which still keep today memories of the singer like autographed photos and vinyl records.



    The Hawley Arms: Amy Winehouse's Favorite Pub


     

    Before meeting fame, Amy worked at the Hawley Arms. Once recognized as an artist, she continues to frequent this pub where she meets singer Pete Doherty, gives concerts and plays billiards, a game where she excels by achieving strokes of genius!

    Severely damaged in the Camden Market fire in February 2008, this legendary pub rose from its ashes thanks to a fundraiser.

    Today fans of the singer can return to the Hawley Arms which pays homage to the artist with the presence of autographed photos, a vinyl and many messages left by her admirers in the ladies' bathroom!

    During your stay at the Hawley Arms, take the opportunity to taste Amy's favorite cocktail, Rickstasy. A blend of vodka, banana liqueur, Southern Comfort (American liqueur made from rectified alcohol and fruits, spices and whiskey aromas.) And Baileys.

     

    Address : 2 Castlehaven Road, Londres NW1 8QU

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    Camden kebab marathon: the best kebabs according to Amy


    The Marathon is considered by many revelers as an institution, a bohemian place where people come to eat and listen to live music.

    Amy Winehouse often goes there at the end of the evening where she meets many artists like Paul Weller, Jarvis Cocker, the Gallagher brothers (Oasis) and Keith Richards who give improvised live concerts.

     

    Address : 87 Chalk Farm Road, Chalk Farm, London NW1 8AR

     


    Primrose Hill or "the hill with primroses" 

     

    Primrose Hill is a hill that rises to 78 m offering a breathtaking view of London. Amy regularly visits this peaceful place where she basks with her boyfriend Blake Fielder-Civil.

     


    February 1, 2004: Amy Winehouse's first concert at the Jazz Cafe

     

    Considered by amateurs as one of the best clubs in the world, the Jazz Cafe is a legendary venue in the heart of Camden Town which has hosted since its beginnings in the 80s, the greatest artists of the international scene: Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris, Jimmy Smith, Lana Del Rey….

    It is in this legendary hall that Amy Winehouse gave her first concert on February 1, 2004.

    Address : 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG

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    2005: Amy meets Blake in a Camden pub

     

    It is in this pub in the heart of Camden where Amy goes regularly, that she meets in 2005 Blake Fielder-Civil, whom she will marry in May 2007 in Miami, Florida.

    Address : 30 Inverness St, Camden Town, London NW1 7HJ

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    2006: Rehab video filming at 33 Portland Place


     

    Located just off Oxford Street, this 24-bed mansion has hosted some of the world's most debauchery parties and served as the setting for film shoots like King's Speech and the Rehab music video.

     

    Address : 33 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1QE

     

     

    February 2007: Back to Black video filming at Abney Park Cemetery

     

    Located in Stoke Newington, Abney Park is one of seven Victorian cemeteries (called Magnificent Seven) of London established in the XNUMXth century to reduce overcrowding in existing parish cemeteries.

    In 2006, Amy Winehouse chose this gothic cemetery to shoot part of the music video for the song Back to Black.

     

    Address : 215 Stoke Newington High St, Stoke Newington

     

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    April 19, 2007: Concert at The Dublin Castle


     

    As part of the Camden Crawl music festival, Amy Winehouse performs at the Dublin Castle pub known as a live music venue in Camden Town. The singer is a regular at the pub, where she plays often and as usual, especially when she jumps behind the bar to shoot pints for the punters.

    The pub pays homage to the singer through a fresco representing her and a photo autographed by her

    Address : 94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN

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    February 10, 2008: Concert at Riverside Studios


     

    On February 10, 2008, Amy Winehouse was at the peak of her career: thanks to her second album Back to Black, she managed to rise to the rank of soul icon. That night, she gave an intimate concert at Riverside Studios in London - the same night she won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.

     

    Address : 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN

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    June 16, 2008: Hospitalization at the London Clinic


     

    Only 24 years old, the singer of Rehab is hospitalized at the London Clinic with lung problems. Doctors allow her to sing at Nelson Mandela's birthday concert in Hyde Park and Glastonbury.

     

    Address : 20 Devonshire Place, Marylebone, London W1G 6BW

     

    June 27, 2008: Amy Winehouse sings in Hyde Park


     

    The soul singer takes part in the concert given on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela in Hyde Park.

     

    July 23, 2008: Amy Winehouse at Madame Tussauds


     

    On July 23, 2008, three years to the day before the singer's death, the parents of Amy, Mitch and Janis unveil the wax sculpture of their daughter in the famous museum Madame Tussauds.

    The singer of Rehab presented in her best light, is wearing a canary yellow dress that she wore in February 2007 for the Brit Awards ceremony.

    The making of the wax statue was not easy because Amy Winehouse refused to pose. A team of twenty people worked from a collection of photographs for four and a half months to make his wax statue.
    Oil paints were used to reproduce her pale complexion and tattoos. And unlike other wax statues, that of Amy Winehouse required 50% more hair to make her famous “sauerkraut”!

     

    Address : Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR

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    July 6, 2010: Amy Winehouse at the 100 Club


     

    Opened in 1942 under the name of Feldman Swing Club, the place is first of all a jazz club which mainly welcomes an audience of GI's. From 1976 the hall was named 100 club and became the concert venue where the main punk rock groups of the time performed.

    Amy sings twice in this legendary venue: on July 6, 2010 where she shares the stage with Mark Ronson and on June 12, 2011.

    The 100 Club still exists and many bands from the independent scene play.

    Address : Century House, 100 Oxford St, Fitzrovia, London W1D 1LL

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    March 23, 2011: Last recording of the singer in the studios of Abbey Road


     

    Historical monument of London pop, the most famous recording studio in the world has received the biggest stars such as the Beatles who have recorded almost all their albums but also the Pink Floyd, Freddie Mercury and most recently Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams.

    It was in the famous Abbey Road studios that Amy Winehouse recorded Body and Soul (a cover of Billie Holiday) in duet with jazz singer Tony Bennett.

    The single was released on Wednesday September 14, 2011, the day the singer should have celebrated her 28th birthday. This track will also appear on Tony Bennett's album Duets II.

    All the profits generated by this single are entirely donated to the Amy Winehouse foundation.

    Address : 3 Abbey Road, St John’s Wood, London NW8 9AY

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    July 20, 2011: Amy's last performance at the

    Roundhouse


     

    Formerly a former locomotive depot, the Roundhouse is today an iconic place of music where many stars such as David Bowie have happened.

    On July 20, 2011, Amy Winehouse created a surprise by joining her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield on stage as part of the iTunes festival. The interpreter of Black to Black gives a mixed performance with a barely audible voice during the cover of Mama Said.

    To this day, The Roundhouse continues to celebrate Amy's memory, hosting regular tribute concerts to the famous Camden Town artist.

    The Roundhouse regularly hosts tribute concerts to the Camden Town star, to celebrate his musical memory.

    Address : Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8EH

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    July 23, 2011: Death of Amy Winehouse in Camden Town


     

    On July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse tragically died at the age of 27 in her home in Camden Town. In 2012, the singer's parents put the property up for sale at a price of 2,7 million pounds, or 3,3 million euros.

    Even today, fans gather in front of his former home to leave flowers and messages of love.

     

    Address : 30 Camden Square, London NW1 9XA

     

    July 26, 2011: Funeral for Amy Winehouse at Edgwarebury Lane Cemetery


     

    Amy Winehouse's funeral takes place three days after her death at Edgwarebury Lane Cemetery in the strictest of privacy. His ashes would be next to his grandmother, kept in an urn.

    Address : Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware HA8 8QP

     

    September 14, 2011: Inauguration of the Amy Winehouse foundation

     

    Five years after the death of Amy Winehouse, her family created a foundation of the same name and opened a drug rehabilitation center called "Amy's Place" to support young women between the ages of 18 and 30 suffering from drug addiction and the alcohol and help them find a place in society.

    Address : Balfour House, North Finchley, London N12 0BP

     

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    September 14, 2014: Unveiling of the statue of Amy Winehouse in Camden


     

    To commemorate the soul diva's 31st birthday, a bronze statue is unveiled in the presence of her parents at the entrance to the Stables Market (formerly the London Stables) in Camden Town.

    This life-size bronze statue is the work of London artist and designer Scott Eaton.

    Address : 407 Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8AH

     

    March 4, 2020: Amy Winehouse receives the third stone of the Music Walk of Fame


     

    Opened in Camden in November 2019, London's Music Walk of Fame commemorates the most talented musicians. When completed, the walk is expected to pay homage to over 400 artists, spanning the length of the causeway from Chalk Farm to Mornington Crescent.

    On March 4, 2020, a ceremony was held at the unveiling of the granite stone honoring the Camden icon.

     

    Address : Camden High Street

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    Hard Rock Cafe and its rock n 'roll decoration


    London has three Hard Rock Cafe restaurants, an American restaurant chain known for their burgers and cult items that once belonged to rock stars. With more than 81 pieces, the chain has the largest collection in the world of objects around rock n'roll.

     

    The Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus has a white tank top by Amy Winehouse that she wore to a concert.

    If you would like to eat at the Hard Rock Cafe restaurant, you can benefit from an attractive rate by booking on GetYourGuide which offers a menu at 28,40 € (consisting of 2 or 3 courses with a soft drink) and giving priority entry to the restaurant.

    Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus : 225-229 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HR

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    When street art pays homage to Amy Winehouse


    In 2007 the Jewish Museum in London paid homage to Amy Winehouse through an exhibition and a street art tour in Camden. Some of these works are still visible, do not hesitate to stroll in Camden to see them or discover new ones.

    For your information and for your viewing pleasure, here are some of the most beautiful and famous works of Amy Winehouse.

     

    Bambi's works


     

    Address : 108 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 0BE

     

     

     

    Address : 16 Camden Road, Camden Town, London NW1 9DP

    Pegasus works

    Fallen Angel

     

    Address : 289 Camden High St, Sulfolk Walk, Camden Town, London NW1 7BX

     

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    Address : The Earl of Camden Pub, 55 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PN

     

    We only said goodbye with words

     

     

    Address : At the entrance to Market Hall on Camden High Street

     

    Work of Mr Cenz

     

    Address : 2 Lidlington Pl, Kings Cross, London NW1 2JU

     

    Otto Schade's work

     

     

    Address : Hawley Street, Camden Town, London NW1 8AG

     

    Works by Captain Kris and Amara Por Dios

     

     

    Address : Miller Street

     

    Philth's Oeuvre


     

     

    Address : Miller Street

     

    Work by Gustavo Nenao in the Leake Street Tunnel


     

    Address : Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 7NN


    Zabou artwork


     

    Address : 7 Selby Street, London E1 5BX

     

    Artwork by JXC Designs


     

    Address : In an alley behind The Hawley Arms pub

     

    Guided tours of Camden

     

    Camden Town from London: The Alternative Music History Tour : Through this interactive experience you will have to solve puzzles.

     

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    Private Tour: Camden to Primrose Hill : This 3-hour guided tour will take you to the famous Camden Market where there are many shops with colorful and original facades but also street food stalls. Walk along the canal and discover works of street art dedicated to Amy Winehouse.

     

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    Camden: Neighborhood Tour with a Local Host : Accompanied by a local guide, discover Camden, a neighborhood dear to the heart of the singer.

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    Some reading tips

    Amy, my daughter, by Mitch Winehouse
    A biography written by the singer's father who recounts her life in detail, from her turbulent childhood to her first steps in the music industry, including the sudden arrival of fame… Unpublished information and images to discover.

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    Amy Winehouse – No limits, by Pascal Louvrier
    This biography draws the portrait of this singer who has become a myth, plagued by addictions and mental disorders, relying in particular on numerous unpublished testimonies.

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    Amy Winehouse, 27 forever, by Christophe Geudin and Jef Aérosol
    A beautiful book with a leather binding and delivered with a 35 x 50 cm fine art print of a stencil painting by the artist Jef Aérosol.
    The book is made up of beautiful photographs from the archives of the most prestigious British and French press agencies.

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    Conclusion

    On her death, Amy Winehouse joined the sad club of 27. A club whose members are rock scene artists who died at the age of 27 in more or less similar conditions. The best known are Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix.

    Amy Winehouse wins a lot of awards including 4 Grammy Awards and today, her second album Back to Black is still the second best-selling album in the world. Despite her untimely death in July 2011, she will forever mark the history of music.

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