The immortal legacy of Amy Winehouse is slated to be memorialized with a dedicated bronze statue being erected in the London neighborhood Camden Town. According to Billboard, the piece will be/has been sculpted by Scott Eaton and will be placed just by the town’s market on what would have been her 31st birthday, which would allow her to “oversee the comings and goings of her hometown forever” as her father has explicitly wished. While no bronzed treatment will likely fill the void of losing one of soul music’s last queen Bs, tourists and locals alike will have their opportunity to pay respect to the towering memorial of their hometown hero.
To be honest, I wouldn’t mind if there were a memorial of that kind on this side of the pond. In it’s absence, let’s all take a moment and reflect on the immense contribution she made to organic r&b’s revival in such a brief and profound period of time. Stateside loyalists can get reacquainted with Miss Winehouse’s astral catalogue via iTunes by copping Frank, Back To Black or either of her b-side releases. Londoners, please take pictures. We’re counting on ya after all.