AMY WINEHOUSE - September 14, 1983 - July 23, 2011
Her music and voice were modernism clashing with the past. Her story was a constant rollercoaster of drugs and drinking and sex and all the things that the legends of rock and roll martyr themselves for. So now on July 23, 2011, Amy Winehouse joins in the elite Forever 27 Club where she is latched into the eternal party with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeremy Michael Ward, Ron McKernan and Robert Johnson who purportedly sold his soul to the devil and is considered to be the first initiated into the club, Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", also died at age 27 but unfortunately was not beautiful enough to make it on most lists. In honor of her we shall skip over "Rehab" and leave with "Back to Black."