Amy Winehouse will not only continue to be engrained within the impassioned harmonies she sang, but she will also be remembered by an exhibit in London’s famed Jewish Museum that will be administrated by her brother, Alex Winehouse. Back in July of 2011, Amy Winehouse was found dead in her bed in Camden, marking a tragedy within the music scene and for those who were close to the late songstress.
Winehouse has had an infamous history of drug and alcohol abuse that threatened her career and ultimately threatened her life. Amy’s bodyguard discovered her body on July 23 back in 2011 after he became concerned that she had been sleeping in the same position for too long and found that the singer had stopped breathing. Three bottles of Vodka were discovered at the scene.
After ambulances arrived at her Camden home, Amy Winehouse was pronounced dead at the young age of 27, putting her in the infamous “27 Club”, along with fellow overdose victims and legends, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Jean Michel-Basquiat.
Although the end to her life was devastating, the exhibit will allow fans to relish in all of her amazing accomplishments acquired throughout her career with some of her possessions, including her guitars, immense record collection and some of her retro stage outfits. The exhibit will also focus on her prominent Jewish heritage.
Her brother explained why he chose the Jewish Museum as the perfect location for the exhibit. “Amy was someone who was incredibly proud of her Jewish-London roots…We weren’t religious, but we were traditional. I hope in this most fitting of places, that the world gets to see this other side, not just to Amy, but our typical Jewish family.”
In addition to the exhibit, Amy Winehouse’s memory was going to be cemented inside of a statue that was supposed to have been revealed at the Roundhouse, later this month. However, Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father decided it wasn’t up to par with his expectations, so he stopped the ceremony. The “Amy Winehouse Memorial Statue”, depicted a life-size version of the singer wearing a vintage-style tube dress and leaning against a wall.
Winehouse’s late boyfriend, Reg Traviss, revealed to The Mail that the songstress’ father doesn’t want to put up anything that isn’t perfect. “He doesn’t want anything to go up that he’s not completely satisfied with. But obviously it’s never going to look exactly like her.”
Although the statue hasn’t reached Mitch Winehouse’s expectations, he will go through with celebrating her September 14 birth date with month long commemorations that will happen in her hometown of Camden. The celebrations will happen in different establishments in Camden, including an exhibition at Proud Galleries that will happen from September 11 to October 6.