Mitch Winehouse shares story of Amy
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.