Mitch Wine­house shares story of Amy

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Amy Wine­house’s fa­ther says he has a hard time en­joy­ing her break­through Back to Black al­bum be­cause the songs are about her ex­hus­band.

Mitch Wine­house blames Blake Fielder-Civil for lead­ing her into drug abuse, and he de­tails her long de­cline in a new mem­oir, Amy, My Daugh­ter.

His views on the British singer’s ex-hus­band have been stated be­fore and are well known. Amy Wine­house, whose Back to Black disc sold more than 20 mil­lion copies world­wide and won a Grammy Award for al­bum of the year in 2008, died of ac­ci­den­tal al­co­hol poi­son­ing in July. The British singer was 27. Mitch Wine­house, a for­mer taxi driver and as­pir­ing singer, writes in the mem­oir that it re­cently oc­curred to him that one of the big­gest-sell­ing al­bums of the 21st cen­tury is all about Fielder-Civil, whom he dis­par­ages.

He prefers his daugh­ter’s jazzy first al­bum, Frank, which wasn’t re­leased out­side Eng­land un­til af­ter her later suc­cess.

His mem­oir was pub­lished last month.

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