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1.1. 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.”

1.2. 1. KEYWORDS - translate into Danish

1.2.1. award - pris turbulent - turbulent eclipse - tilbagegang tabloids - sensationspresse doomed - dødsdømt infusion - tilførsel defiant - udfordrende bouncy - livlig turmoil - uro vocal performance - præsentation appearance - fremtoning indifference - ligegyldighed

1.3. 2. Read the text. Use the keywords you have looked up to understand the text.


1.4.1. 1. Who is Amy Winehouse? Amy Winhose was a famous popsinger. She died early from drugabuse at the age of 27.

1.4.2. 2. Research how Amy Winehouse’s life style affected her health and career.

1.4.3. 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. Amy Winhouse music was a remix between soul and jazz, and i also know that she won lots of grammy awards. Amy Winehouse have also proplems with drugs and alcoholisme. she was known as a rebel. 2. She abused drugs and alcohol and she wrote songs about it. 3. She was addicted to drugs and alcohol and she had bad health and bad manners. 4. she wrote songs about her problems, and she did more drugs and alcohol. She said that she had to have something to write about.

1.4.4. 3. Watch the video and listen to the song. Where does the video take place? at her home.

1.4.5. 4. Rehab REHAB LYRICS

1.4.6. 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

1.4.7. 1. What is the message of the song? the massege of the song, is about Amy Winehouse and she will not go to rehab (Rehab is a place where people live when they exeampel have alcohol problems)

1.4.8. 2. How does the video match the lyrics? the video match the lyrics good, because she live in a house with boys there playing music and the house are ruined and dark colours.

1.4.9. 3. What is rehab all about? the song rehab is about some people who wants her to go to rehab and she will not. She wants to stay at home.

1.4.10. 4. Why does she say no? Because she thinks she is fine and her daddy also think she is fine and she has not got the time.

1.4.11. 5. What does she mean when she says “black”? i think it means blackout

1.4.12. 6. Who wants her to go into rehab? maybe people around her.

1.4.13. 7. How long does the treatment take? the treatmant take ten weeks.

1.4.14. 8. How did she do in school? she was not an A-student but not supid.

1.4.15. 9. What does not come in a shot glass? she did not come in a shot glass.

1.4.16. 10. What does she think will happen if she commits herself to ten weeks of rehab? she think she will lose her boyfriend

1.4.17. 11. What is it to be “on the mend”? she will get better/better/recover

1.4.18. 12. Does the doctor think she is depressed? yes the doctor think she is depressed

1.4.19. 13. Does she think she is depressed? she think she is not depressed, she just need her baby.


2.1. KURTS LIFE: Kurt Cobain was born on february 20th 1967 and died April 5th 1994. Kurt Cobain, was an American singer and song writer. Kurt formed also the band Nirvana with his friend Kris Novecselic. Kurts big love was Courtney Love. Cortney get pragnent with the daughter Frances Bean Cobaine. after 2 years they got married in febuary 24.

2.2. NIRVANA: Kurt cobain formed the band Nirvana with his friend Krist Novecselic in 1887. Kurt was front figure. Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history. Nirvana's biggest success album was "Nevermind" with the single Smells Like Teen Spirit and hit, among other big names like Michael Jackson, of the top. Kurt don't like the attention from the fans, so the new album "In Utero" reminded more of the first album Bleach. Cobain thought it would make "the fake fans" drop Nirvana and it worked. Nirvana got dissolve in 1994 bacause Kurt committed suicide.

2.3. Kurt Cobain dead: Kurt was addicted to drugs and alcohol like Amy winehouse. Kurt became hospitalised because of his alcohol abuse. but later he commited suicide, an elecktrican found him with a gun 3 days later. After kurts dead, Nirvana got dissolved.

2.4. Drugs and alcohol: Kurt Cobain was addicdet to drugs and alchold like Amy winehouse. His first drug experience was with marijuana in 1980, at age 13. kurt cobain tried to commited suicide once before and then he did it again and he died.