Just got back from work today to find out that Amy Winehouse has died. Lest we forget too soon what a great talent Ms Winehouse was:
One of the big downsides of Rock’n’Roll is the plain fact that some people cope better than others with fame and all its demands on them. Sadly, Amy Winehouse will go down in history alongside a long line of those who could only cope with the use of recreational drugs. Janis Joplin, Tommy Bolin, John Bonham, Elvis Presley, Keith Moon, Jimi Hendrix, Phil Lynott, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Sid Vicious etc. Will we ever learn that the drugs don’t work? I’m afraid I don’t think so. Unfortunately this lesson applies just as much to business as it does Rock’n’Roll. It underlines the importance of finding better coping strategies for pressure and fame than sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.
So, spare a moment to recall the great talent that sprung from this addictive personality:
Amy Winehouse RIP 23 July 2011 aged just 27 – this seems to be a very dangerous age for rock stars Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain all left this mortal coil at 27