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1.1. 1. KEYWORDS - translate into Danish

1.1.1. award - pris turbulent - turbulent eclipse - formørkelse tabloids - formiddagsblad doomed - dødsdømt infusion - infusion defiant - trodsig bouncy - hoppende turmoil - uro vocal performance - sang optræden appearance - udseende indifference - ligegyldighed

1.2. Amy Winehouse, the Grammy Award-winning pop singer-songwriter whose compositions reflected — and ultimately were overshadowed by — a turbulent personal life and struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, was found dead July 23, 2011 at her apartment in London. She was 27. Amy Winehouse's hit songs included "Rehab," "Valerie," "Tears Dry on Their Own" and "Back to Black." The British-born performer’s train-wreck-style public behavior often threatened to eclipse her talent. Although she received high-profile engagements, such as Nelson Mandela’s 90th-birthday concert at London’s Hyde Park in 2008, she routinely canceled or missed appearances, whether because of bad health or bad manners. In June 2011, Ms. Winehouse canceled a tour after she shouted “Hello, Athens!” to an audience of 20,000 in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Backup singers had to sing her songs and she was ultimately booed off the stage. Ms. Winehouse said living dangerously generated her creativity, and she was often photographed half-dressed and wild-eyed. The English tabloids reported she had suffered brain damage from excessive use of drugs and alcohol. “It sounds like such a wank thing to say,” Ms. Winehouse once commented, “but I need to get some headaches going to write about.” Her reckless life often called to mind the doomed pop stars of earlier generations, including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain — all of whom also died at the age of 27. She had a fondness for jazz vocals and 1960s pop, but she roughed up the style to include hip-hop slang and an infusion of profanity. Her music often focused on drinking, drug-taking and chronic infidelity. Her song “Rehab” mirrored her life through its defiant lyrics: “They tried to make me go to rehab / I said no, no, no.” The bouncy song, styled after the early Motown sound and 1960s girl groups, became a hit in 2007. Amid the chaos and turmoil of her personal life, Ms. Winehouse won five Grammy Awards in 2008, including best new artist. She also won for song of the year and best female pop vocal performance for “Rehab,” as well as for record of the year and best pop vocal album for “Back to Black.” She was supported by a first-rate production team in her recordings, but she did not always appear first-rate in live performance. A New York Times music reviewer wrote of her May 2007 appearance at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, “Her voice glints with possibility: tart, smoky, ready to flirt or sob, and capable of jazzy timing. “What she doesn’t have, and may not want, is the kind of focus older singers brought to their songs,” he wrote, adding that her performance “switched between confession and indiference.”

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1.4.1. 1. Who is Amy Winehouse? Amy Winehouse was an english singer and a songwriter. She was born in North London. She was an active performer from 2003 to 2011, when she was later found dead at her apartment in London. She died because of Alcohol poisoning and died at a young age (27 years old.) Her debut album ''Frank'', was released on 20 october 2003. She was a successful singer, with numerous winning awards, such as Grammy awards, Best New Artist, Record and song of the year and more. One of her album ''Back to Black'' was UK's best-selling album on the 21'st century. She won 'Ivor Novello Awards' in 2004, 07 and 08. Amy's greatest love was 1960's girl groups, and the genre of her song was an old style, like jazz, rhythm, blues and soul.

1.4.2. 2. Research how Amy Winehouse’s life style affected her health and career. 1. What do you know about Amy Winehouse and her lifestyle? 2. What was her relation to alcohol and drugs? 3. What were her problems? 4. What were her solutions to the problems? 1.Despite all of the success and winning awards Amy won, her health and personal life began to deteriorate. Her behaviour and violence was getting worser, and she even punched a fan during her performance. She was also sick and receiving treatment for ''traces of emphysema.'' She was warned by the doctor, that if she did not stop oversmoking cigarretes and overtaking drugs, she would have to wear oxygen mask. Her enormous talents, was overshadowed by her addiction to drugs and alcohol.

1.4.3. 3. Watch the video and listen to the song. Where does the video take place? In a rehab center, and her apartment.

1.4.4. 4. Rehab REHAB LYRICS Rehab Songwriter: Amy Jade Winehouse They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go I'd rather be at home with Ray I ain't got seventy days Cause there's nothing There's nothing you can teach me That I can't learn from Mr Hathaway I didn't get a lot in class But I know it don't come in a shot glass They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go The man said 'why do you think you here' I said 'I got no idea I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby so I always keep a bottle near' He said 'I just think you're depressed, this me, yeah baby, and the rest' They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I don't ever wanna drink again I just ooh I just need a friend I'm not gonna spend ten weeks have everyone think I'm on the mend It's not just my pride It's just 'til these tears have dried They tried to make me go to rehab but I said 'no, no, no' Yes I've been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine He's tried to make me go to rehab but I won't go, go, go

1.4.5. 1. What is the message of the song? Its about, her refusing to go rehab and she thinks she is fine.

1.4.6. 2. How does the video match the lyrics? There is some lyrics in the video that connects to the music video as well.

1.4.7. 3. What is rehab all about? Rehab is a place where you get theraphy after an addiciton or illness. It is where you can get help restring your health or normal life through trainings.

1.4.8. 4. Why does she say no? She thinks that she dont have any problem and thats she is fine, thats why she said NO NO NO.

1.4.9. 5. What does she mean when she says “black”? Kinda to describe that she has been black out, or not thinking straight.

1.4.10. 6. Who wants her to go into rehab? Her father/family and also her fans.

1.4.11. 7. How long does the treatment take? 10 weeks

1.4.12. 8. How did she do in school? She was bad, and did not really studied well.

1.4.13. 9. What does not come in a shot glass? Good grades

1.4.14. 10. What does she think will happen if she commits herself to ten weeks of rehab? That she will just go back at taking drugs, because it will help her to write lyrics for her songs.

1.4.15. 11. What is it to be “on the mend”? Improving a persons health.

1.4.16. 12. Does the doctor think she is depressed? Yes they did, and them assume tha, it was one of the reason she is an addict.

1.4.17. 13. Does she think she is depressed? No, she did not think she was depressed.


2.1. Kurt Donald Cobain was an american singer, songwriter and musician. He was born in Aberdeen, Washington and had a musical bckground according to his aunt. When he was 9 years old, his parents divorced. The divorce had effect his life, and his personality changed, according to his mom's notes. He was born on February 20, 1967 and was found dead on April 5, 1994. He was a singer and a guitarist in a former band ''Nirvana'', he formed the ''Nirvana'' with Krist Novoselic, and Aaron Burckhard in 1987. They're debut album was ''Bleach''. But after sometime, Kurt stuggled with heroin addiction, chronic health problems and depression.