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Amy Winehouse: A Rock Star Dead Again at 27

Wayne Robins, Rock's Backpages, 23 July 2011

THE OTHER DAY I was listening to Amy Winehouse sing "You Know I'm No Good" on WFUV, and thought about how authentic she sounded. Not authentic in the way that, say, white people have learned to sing the blues and R&B, but authentic in the way that she was explaining herself. Being herself. Knowing herself. "I cheated myself like I knew I would/I told you I was trouble/You know that I'm no good," Winehouse sang.

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