The Marmite of the music world and an infamous weapon of mass destruction, if Amy was a car and life was a highway, her biggest mistake was never applying the brakes. Yet why and how did the song ‘Rehab’ stop being a multi-million selling work of genius and start becoming the soundtrack to a tragically short life?
Packed with exclusive interviews and previously untold stories, this biography gets behind the newspaper headlines to try to answer that question, entering the real world of a talented yet troubled musical legend. From a suicide attempt by overdose at the tender age of 10 and a teenage arrest for indecent exposure to an account of what really happened at her final show in Serbia by someone who was on stage with her, this book is full of unique revelations.
Includes tales of the antics that made one furious choir leader call Amy a “classless” girl whom he “wouldn’t want for a daughter” and paradoxically the voice that made the same man confess she was the brightest talent he’d ever heard.
Also revealed is the real story of her legendary love affair with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, complete with suicide threats and self-harm sessions, which at times seemed more addictive than any drug.
Over 20 interviewees, including band members, an ex-boyfriend and those close to Amy such as Blake’s best friend, help to define her life and solve the mysteries behind her death. An honest yet sensitive tribute to a legendary talent, these are the stories that Amy’s father Mitch will never tell.
In the beginning, there was the word – and the word was music. Chloe couldn’t tell you much about what’s happening in Eastenders – she doesn’t even know who the characters are – but ask her about music and she is a veritable encyclopaedia.In her teens she toured the world with bands and produced her own music magazine. By the time she left school, her tutor’s report in her National Record of Achievement read: “A writer beyond all possible doubt, Chloe is at her best behind a pen” and “her innate linguistic fluency is outstanding&rd...
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