Today is Amy Winehouse's 28th birthday.
Alas, the singer - like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain - never made it past 27. She tragically died in her London flat back in July.
On this occasion, we reflect on a star whose flame burned out far too soon, a victim of her addictions and certain nameless individuals who fed them.
R.I.P. Amy Winehouse (1983-2011).
While we would just as soon forget BLAKE FIELDER-CIVIL, Amy's musical legacy lives on. She transformed British music and influenced countless artists.
Leave comments with your favorite songs and memories of the modern day soul/jazz queen and click to enlarge some Amy Winehouse pics from our archives: