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Amy Winehouse Statue To Be Erected In London

Published: Monday 13th May 2013 by David

‘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.”

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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  1. krys May 13, 2013

    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!

    • Jessie May 13, 2013

      Emeli Sande did not do it better sit down and just be happy for Amy without bringing others into it.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 13, 2013

        SHE tried with it . . 😆

    • . : : h 2 o : : . May 13, 2013

      Sure and I mean SURE Beyonce is busy reading your comment right now 🙄

    • truth(icki’s B**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK P**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) May 13, 2013

      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. Lou May 13, 2013

    Nice!

  3. ke$tar May 13, 2013

    “BACK TO TOMB” WAS A FLOP! KE$HA AND THE WHITE GIRLS OUTSOLD IT WW!

    • soulmusiclover May 13, 2013

      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

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 13, 2013

        I can’t at you taking her comment seriously . . . SMH

        You’re a mess!

    • . : : h 2 o : : . May 13, 2013

      “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:

    • Carpe Diem. May 13, 2013

      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. LSZ May 13, 2013

    She died too soon. I love FRANK.

  5. LSZ May 13, 2013

    She died too soon. I love FRANK.

  6. Monstarebel May 13, 2013

    R.I.P. Amy we love you!! xoxo

  7. nobitchassness May 13, 2013

    Thank you London.

  8. twilight May 13, 2013

    I dont see the point og erecting a statue of someone whose career declined faster than their corpse..

  9. BEYSUS OVER JESUS May 13, 2013

    R.I.P AMY, SHE WAS SUCH AN INSPIRATION.

    • Slaylor Swift May 13, 2013

      I hate the fact that your fat sloppy fav had to go f*** up one of amys songs tho!!

  10. Slave 4 You May 13, 2013

    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.

    • Cici Slaaaaays May 13, 2013

      Says the sloppy Britney Stan Amy had talent something Britney never had. .. Ooop!

  11. Cici Slaaaaays May 13, 2013

    I still cant believe beyonce ruined such an incredible amy song smh

  12. soulmusiclover May 13, 2013

    such a great talent!! gone too soon!

  13. JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 13, 2013

    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. TurnUp4CiCi May 13, 2013

    They doing to much.

  15. Super Cisus May 13, 2013

    So we glorify junkies now? Ok.

    • Britney Stan May 13, 2013

      lmao

    • . : : h 2 o : : . May 13, 2013

      itunes.apple.com/us/album/body-party-single/id616980962

      .

  16. JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 13, 2013

    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

    • Nahla May 13, 2013

      What a big fat stereotype.

  17. HausMuthaAdele May 13, 2013

    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. Britney Stan May 13, 2013

    Never got the hype around her… rip tho

  19. SIERRA May 13, 2013

    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. Queen Barb May 13, 2013

    Who?

    • . : : h 2 o : : . May 13, 2013

      Is my actual re-action whenever I read your username.

  21. Adele May 13, 2013

    Excuse me, who?

  22. Slaylor Swift May 13, 2013

    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. Jlover May 13, 2013

    Uhm Ok?

  24. Lena May 13, 2013

    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. Micks May 13, 2013

    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. LDN Chick May 13, 2013

    RIP Amy!

  27. Whitney Houston May 13, 2013

    YESSSSSS HONOR THIS CRACKHEAD

    • Carpe Diem. May 13, 2013

      There is irony in here. Somewhere, i just know it!…

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