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‘Frank’ entertainer Amy Winehouse is to be honoured with a statue in the city of London, it has emerged today.

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Designed by the artist Scott Eaton, the structure will be placed on the balcony of the city’s Roundhouse music venue, in honour of the star- who passed in 2011.

Marking the last place the singer performed at her before her death, the venue’s forthcoming statue was approved by Camden’s City Council who joined her father Mitch Winehouse in praising its conception and the entertainer herself, explaining:

“We’ve been very impressed with the designs for the memorial I’ve seen – it’s clear a great deal of thought has gone in to the plans. 

Amy’s legacy will live on for decades, not only because of her songwriting abilities, but through the work of the Foundation in supporting young people.

“As the Roundhouse Trust does such brilliant work with young people through their education schemes, I’m pleased the memorial will be able to go there.”

To which Mitch added:

“Amy was in love with Camden, and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with. The family have always been keen to have a memorial for her in the place she loved the most, which will provide fans a place to visit and bring extra custom to local businesses.”

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The Roundhouse seemed an obvious choice of location as Amy had a special relationship with the venue. She played there with Paul Weller when the venue re-opened in October 2006 and her last public performance was on the same stage just days before she passed away in July 2011.

“We are strong supporters of The Roundhouse and their innovative music programmes which provide access to projects and opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and we have funded their Roundhouse Radio programme for the next three years.

Amy was a wonderful person, she did a lot for Camden and did a lot for kids, she was one of the greatest singers the world has ever known.”

However, upon learning of plans to build the structure, the Camden Town Conservation Advisory objected to the idea, revealing that they believed its idea was less about honouring Amy and more about generating capital for those with a vested interest in it…including her father.

They shared:

We are concerned that this statue of Amy Winehouse should be proposed so soon after her death … It often takes some time to devise an appropriate and lasting memorial as well as to provide a really suitable venue.

We are not necessarily impressed by Scott Eaton’s statue and certainly feel that a much better venue could be found. The proposal certainly seems to have far more commercial aims than the simple one of remembering Amy.”

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42 Comments

  1. May 13, 2013 at 5:13 am
    krys says:
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    So good for the memory of amy! she’s the ultimate soul album with “back to black”! A word for beyonce: it’s not good to change a song when it’s just perfect when you couldn’t do it better like emilie sande destroy yor crazy in love!

    • May 13, 2013 at 5:18 am
      Jessie says:
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      Emeli Sande did not do it better sit down and just be happy for Amy without bringing others into it.

      • May 13, 2013 at 6:08 am
        . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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        SHE tried with it . . :lol:

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:06 am
      . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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      Sure and I mean SURE Beyonce is busy reading your comment right now :roll:

    • May 13, 2013 at 9:49 am
      truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) says:
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      WAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHALOLOLOL ICKI GOT FIRED FROM AMERICAN IDOL chile!!!! HER STRUGGLE IS REEEAL!! POST THAT SAM!!! THEY FIRED THE b****!! HAHAHAHAHA IM CRY LMAO chile!! They prolly fired her because she looks like a lion with horse teeth lolololol!!! eYAAAAAASSSSSSSS!!! DING DONG THE b**** IS GONE HONEY!!!(layn in the floor kickn my creamy thighs up laughn honey)

  2. May 13, 2013 at 5:19 am
    Lou says:
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    Nice!

  3. May 13, 2013 at 5:58 am
    ke$tar says:
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    “BACK TO TOMB” WAS A FLOP! KE$HA AND THE WHITE GIRLS OUTSOLD IT WW!

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:40 am
      soulmusiclover says:
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      back to black sold 14 millions copies worldwide! how is it a flop? b**** please! why am i even responding to you? you stan for kesha! so bacically you hate good music! have a nice life

      • May 13, 2013 at 6:58 am
        . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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        I can’t at you taking her comment seriously . . . SMH

        You’re a mess!

    • May 13, 2013 at 7:02 am
      . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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      “Back to Black” sold more than any of the 8 year old p***-drinking basic children creaming your panties on daily will ever sell in their entire lives, so . . . :mrgreen:

    • May 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm
      Carpe Diem. says:
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      Back to Black was a flop, yet it sold 20 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE and won her 5 Grammys! b**** sit ur deluded, fugly ass all the way DOWN!!!!!

  4. May 13, 2013 at 6:01 am
    LSZ says:
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    She died too soon. I love FRANK.

  5. May 13, 2013 at 6:02 am
    LSZ says:
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    She died too soon. I love FRANK.

  6. May 13, 2013 at 6:15 am
    Monstarebel says:
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    R.I.P. Amy we love you!! xoxo

  7. May 13, 2013 at 6:15 am
    nobitchassness says:
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    Thank you London.

  8. May 13, 2013 at 6:20 am
    twilight says:
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    I dont see the point og erecting a statue of someone whose career declined faster than their corpse..

  9. May 13, 2013 at 6:30 am
    BEYSUS OVER JESUS says:
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    R.I.P AMY, SHE WAS SUCH AN INSPIRATION.

    • May 13, 2013 at 7:05 am
      Slaylor Swift says:
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      I hate the fact that your fat sloppy fav had to go f*** up one of amys songs tho!!

  10. May 13, 2013 at 6:37 am
    Slave 4 You says:
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    RIP but she didnt have THAT much impact besides sounding like old school singers. Other stars have died that are bigger. I bet Mitches money grabbing ass is behind this.

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:40 am
      Cici Slaaaaays says:
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      Says the sloppy Britney Stan Amy had talent something Britney never had. .. Ooop!

  11. May 13, 2013 at 6:38 am
    Cici Slaaaaays says:
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    I still cant believe beyonce ruined such an incredible amy song smh

  12. May 13, 2013 at 6:41 am
    soulmusiclover says:
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    such a great talent!! gone too soon!

  13. May 13, 2013 at 6:48 am
    JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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    And deservedly so…

    Amy’s RAW TALENT was almost frightening.

    I still don’t understand how such a petite, Jewish, White woman from North London was able to sing with such Gritty emotion and Soul; it was unbelievable.

    She was/is one of TRUE, ICONIC Gifts of 21st Century Music.

    I miss her. :(

  14. May 13, 2013 at 6:49 am
    TurnUp4CiCi says:
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    They doing to much.

  15. May 13, 2013 at 6:51 am
    Super Cisus says:
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    So we glorify junkies now? Ok.

    • May 13, 2013 at 6:53 am
      Britney Stan says:
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      lmao

    • May 13, 2013 at 7:06 am
      . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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      itunes.apple.com/us/album/body-party-single/id616980962

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  16. May 13, 2013 at 6:51 am
    JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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    And deservedly so…

    Amy’s RAW TALENT was almost frightening.

    To this day, I’ve yet to understand how a petite, White, Jewish woman from North London was able to sing with such Gritty emotion, conviction and soul.

    She was/is one of the TRUE, ICONIC gifts to 21st Century music.

    I miss her. :( xxx

    • May 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
      Nahla says:
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      What a big fat stereotype.

  17. May 13, 2013 at 6:52 am
    HausMuthaAdele says:
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    b****** swear like she was on Michael Jackson level or something, what impact did she have like forreals she wasn’t even that great of a singer imo

  18. May 13, 2013 at 6:55 am
    Britney Stan says:
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    Never got the hype around her… rip tho

  19. May 13, 2013 at 6:57 am
    SIERRA says:
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    I know Amy isn’t for everyone, BUT…

    YOU CANNOT DENY AMY’S TALENT!!!
    WTF.

    The woman sang with spirit – you could hear the heartache and pain in her voice. For TRUE MUSIC LOVERS, they will understand.

    Amy will be a LEGEND in another 10 year’s. She practically started the new wave of White soul singers – Adele, Duffy, Joss Stone etc… – THEY HAVE NOTHING ON AMY. Amy was so unique, it was scary.

    And to the ciara and Katy Perry stan… Ya’ll Vetter get tge f*** off this post. Your talentless faves could f****** never.

  20. May 13, 2013 at 7:01 am
    Queen Barb says:
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    Who?

    • May 13, 2013 at 7:12 am
      . : : h 2 o : : . says:
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      Is my actual re-action whenever I read your username.

  21. May 13, 2013 at 7:07 am
    Adele says:
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    Excuse me, who?

  22. May 13, 2013 at 7:09 am
    Slaylor Swift says:
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    A True LEGEND! She didn’t have to buy legendary status like this b**** beyonce is trying to do…. BTW she ruined one of her classic songs

  23. May 13, 2013 at 7:15 am
    Jlover says:
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    Uhm Ok?

  24. May 13, 2013 at 7:24 am
    Lena says:
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    Why are f****** stans of Taylor Swift and Ciara got Beyonces name in their mouth! Stop acting like you give a s*** about Amy you just wanna hate on Beyonce. Anyway, RIP Amy gone too soon :(

  25. May 13, 2013 at 7:34 am
    Micks says:
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    Its disrespectful that you cant even just say rest in peace without being bitchy and messy! Yall didn’t say s*** about her before, especially not stans of lessor b****** like f****** Taylor Swift I mean are you for real. GTFO you aint fooling no damn body.

  26. May 13, 2013 at 7:42 am
    LDN Chick says:
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    RIP Amy!

  27. May 13, 2013 at 8:04 am
    Whitney Houston says:
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    YESSSSSS HONOR THIS CRACKHEAD

    • May 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm
      Carpe Diem. says:
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      There is irony in here. Somewhere, i just know it!…

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