The DivaGals reflect on the life and legacy of Amy Winehouse, who was found dead in her London home earlier today.
“She was one of the most soulful singers to bless the music biz in the last ten years. she was this generation’s Tina Marie vocally. I loved her song, “You Know I’m No Good.” The beat is mellow enough to have a glass of wine to, yet up-tempo enough to shake my butt if I wanted to. I related to the hooks as it correlated to a couple of relationships I had. Her passing, and the reason behind it, just goes to show that life is a gift, and the illness of addiction can bring down the brightest star…” Krystal “Clear” Whyms (Music Gal)
“I didn’t know much about Amy’s music; being in the “entertainment news” biz, I was much more likely to hear about her bouts with drugs and her onstage meltdowns when she was under the influence. But one day I came across the song, “Tears Dry On Their Own.” This upbeat ballad, written by Winehouse, showcased her smoky voice and her talent to capture the heartbreak of romance and realizing that that man is just “wrong.” It always moved me when I played it. Now it will leave the “inevitable withdrawal” of knowing we won’t hear more greatness from this talented, but tormented star. Amy, R.I.P.” Delaina Dixon (TV DivaGal)
“Many have undoubtedly pointed out the irony, but my favorite song was her biggest hit, “No Rehab.” If only she could have overcome her demons… Condolences to her family and friends for a life cut short.” Maureen Martin (Luxe Gal)