[Painting by Dan Lacey]
Exactly one year after she tragically departed from this life, here at Jump Off HQ we thought it was necessary to refresh peoples minds and remember the talent that was, Amy Winehouse.
Personally, when "You Know I'm No Good" was released, I immediately understood the capacity of how much a musical icon and global super star she could be, and at that time she was just on the verge of becoming so, and by the time she lost her life, she was very much solidified as one.
Maybe today is the day you might want to revisit your Amy Winehouse back catalogue.
On the first anniversary of Winehouse's death, it's worth remembering just what a natural, instinctive musician she was. Her later, often shambolic shows (in particular that heartbreaking final performance in Belgrade) have gone some way to obscuring the memory of Winehouse at her best: she was one of the last decade's true superstars, a performer who could be strong, emotionally devastating, yet vulnerable, too.