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Amy Winehouse Costumes and Wigs and a Brief Look Back on Her Life

Updated on December 4, 2012
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse may have died an early and tragic death, but her music will live on forever.

Honor Amy and her music by wearing an Amy Winehouse costume this Halloween.

With her trademark beehive wig, Amy Winehouse was instantly recognizable where ever she went.

She also had a collection of tattoos that you can buy to complete the look.

You will go down a storm at all the parties you go wearing this costume.

Everyone wants to remember Amy Winehouse, whose voice was simply stunning, but who died so tragically when she had the whole world in front of her.

Don't allow the memory of what she looked like be lost in the annals of time.

Wear your Amy Winehouse costume and wig often and keep her memory alive.

Amy Winehouse costumes and beehive wigs at Amazon

Amy Winehouse was born in London on the 14th of September 1983.

From a very young age she loved singing, and was heavily influenced by her parents who were into jazz and blues type music. Her father used to sing Frank Sinatra songs to her when she was very young.

Her school teachers later complained she would disrupt the classroom by bursting into song!

When she was 9 years old she started attending Theatre School and by the tender age of 13 she was already working in the music industry as a showbiz journalist and singing in a band.

That same year she got her first guitar and started writing her own songs.

At 16 she started singing with the National Jazz Youth Orchestra, and by 18 she had been signed by a top agent in the music and television industry.

Shortly afterwards she sign a publishing deal with giant label EMI.

The boss of the giant Island label heard her singing round about this time and there was a bit of a tussle between EMI, Island and Virgin Records, with all three making moves to get her to sign a recording contract.

If you have heard of the struggle other artists have to get signed by a record label, you will understand how amazing Amy Winehouse's talent was to have three major labels wanting to sign her up!

3 Amy Winehouse songs with lyrics

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

She signed up to the Island record label and by October 2003, aged just 20, had released her first album, called Frank.

By that time he stylist had helped her develop her 'look', the beehive hairstyle and Cleopatra makeup, based loosely on The Ronettes which was one of the 1960s girl pop groups Amy had much admired and been influenced by.

This influence can be seen in the early recordings of her protégée, God-daughter Dionne Bromfield.

Amy Winehouse's first album was critically acclaimed and went on to win many music industry awards.

Then came Back to Black in 2006 which became a smash hit success the world over,

A number of singles were released from this album, arguably the most famous being Rehab, but also including Back to Black, the song, Tears Dry on Their Own, Love is a Losing Game and Just Friends.

From then on until her death on the 23rd of July 2011, Amy Winehouse found international stardom, recorded new songs with various artists and her first two albums were re-released in both the US and the UK and re-entered the charts as her popularity grew.

She also spent a great deal of time working on a 3rd album, the material of which has not yet been released.

On September 14th, 2011, on what would have been Amy Winehouse's 28th birthday, her recording singing Body and Soul with Tony Bennett was released.

All proceeds from the sale of this recording will go to the new Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up by her father, taxi driver Mitch Winehouse.

The aim of the foundation is to raise awareness and offer assistance to young drug addicts.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      3 years ago from London England

      The film AMY 'the girl behind the name' has finally been released, here in London at any rate.Most critics have given a positive review of the semi documentary (shows Amy as a little girl too). However one critic has given it a 50/50 score picking out the bad parts and daring to state Ms Winehouse didn't or shouldn't have had celebrity status. As a North Londoner myself she was the heart and soul of Camden Town for the best part of a decade and she could sing as well. Let us remember Amy Winehouse for her talent and her tempestuous life.

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      Ian Stuart Robertson 

      3 years ago from London England

      I second that comment. Ms Winehouse was a truly enigmatic person and a tragic loss to the underground scene.

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Audrey. Life really can't get much more difficult, but at least the pace has slowed down to enjoy the simple things in life. I think many of our pop stars never find that peace with their frantic lifestyles.

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      Audrey Selig 

      5 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Izzy - You covered her life and her music with expertise. So many celebrities lives' end in tragedy. It must be difficult to be famous and busy and keep your brain from being foggy. I admire those who can successfully be the center of attention and be in balance at all times. Thank you for sharing Amy Winehouse with us. Hopefully things are looking up for you, or at least manageable in your caretaker role. Nice to meet up with you again. Blessings. Audrey

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      7 years ago from UK

      Yes it was really sad, for all of us because of the tremendous talent she had that is now lost forever.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Such a shame this talented girl's like came to an end.

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      7 years ago from UK

      It is a super idea isn't it, and I hope they make a fortune from the sale of her latest record. Thanks for stopping by :)

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Izzy, I was a fan of Amy's music, she had an incredible talent.

      The Amy Winehouse foundation is a wonderful idea.

      many thanks for sharing.

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