Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Amy Winehouse The Final Farewell

I am still in shock regarding the sad passing of the brilliant Amy Winehouse. I saw her parents, Mitch and Janis on the news yesterday when they went to Camden to Amy's house. They met the fans outside and spoke to the journalists and photographers who were gathered. Mitch and Janis called them all over to them and said how seeing them all there is making them feel slightly better, although Mitch also said, he was stunned and speechless. He and Janis are such lovely normal people. I am a parent myself and I cannot imagine how they feel. I feel so, so, sorry for them and of course her brother and the rest of the family. Today is Amy's funeral and that is going to be hard for all of them.

I have just been looking through some of my photos of Amy over the years and thinking about the conversations and times that she and I had. I may do a special gallery on my website of her photos.

She was a lovely (mouthy) girl with an unbelievable talent. From the start, I was and still am a big fan of hers and will miss her very, very much.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

I was so upset to hear that Amy Winehouse has died this afternoon in Camden Town, North London. I know that she has been a troubled soul and had her problems, but, this was actually a shock to me. I knew her reasonably well and have worked with her many times. What a great loss this is to all of us. I am so sorry for her and her family.