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1.1. 1. KEYWORDS - translate into Danish

1.1.1. award - pris turbulent -turbulent eclipse - formørkelse tabloids - formiddagsavis doomed - dødsdømt infusion - tilførsel defiant - udfordrende bouncy - livlig/fjedrende turmoil - uro vocal performance - sang optræden appearance - udseende indifference - ligegyldig

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

1.2.1. 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.”


1.3.1. 1. Who is Amy Winehouse? Amy Winehouse was a singer. She died when she was only 27, probably because of her struggles with alcohol and drugs. She was British and became pretty popular. Unfortunately she wasn't very polite to people and missed a lot of her performances, which almost drowned her musical talent. Still she won big awards like five Graham Awards in 2008.

1.3.2. 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. I know she was addicted to drugs, and drank to much. She wrote a lot of her song based on her life like "Rehab". She was also inspired by old music and putted it together with hiphop. 2. Her relation to alcohol and drugs wasn't very healthy. She drank way to much and was addicted to drugs. Some even thought that her brain had suffered damage because of it. It also affected her voice in a bad way. I think her problems was her addiction to drugs and alcohol. She couldn't and wouldn't stop drinking, which in the end ruined her life and was the reason that she died that young. I think her solution to her problems was that she wrote songs about it, and maybe just drank more and more to drown all her problems.

1.3.3. 3. Watch the video and listen to the song. Where does the video take place? At her home. It could also be at the doctor because you see some doctor stuff in a scene where she sits at a table.

1.3.4. 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

1.3.5. 1. What is the message of the song? That they tried to make her go on rehab, but she said she was fine even though she probably wasn't.

1.3.6. 2. How does the video match the lyrics? It matches alright, because she is at home and you also see some alcohol in the video. You also see a scene in a doctor office which is very fitting.

1.3.7. 3. What is rehab all about? Stopping being on drugs and cutting down her use of alcohol.

1.3.8. 4. Why does she say no? Because she doesn't wanna go on rehab.

1.3.9. 5. What does she mean when she says “black”? She has been in the "dark" and places there wasn't all that great.

1.3.10. 6. Who wants her to go into rehab? Her father and the doctors.

1.3.11. 7. How long does the treatment take? Seventy days or ten weeks.

1.3.12. 8. How did she do in school? She didn't do very great, and didn't get top grades.

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

1.3.14. 10. What does she think will happen if she commits herself to ten weeks of rehab? That everyone will think that she has changed, and that she isn't the same person, which she doesn't want.

1.3.15. 11. What is it to be “on the mend”? To be recovering.

1.3.16. 12. Does the doctor think she is depressed? Yes.

1.3.17. 13. Does she think she is depressed? No.


2.1. Kurt Donald Cobain was a American singer and guitar player. He was born on the 20 February 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1994 in Seattle he took his own life. The death date was assumed to be the 5th of April. He was only 27, the exact same age as Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse.

2.2. Kurt Cobain made Nirvana with the bassist Krist Novoselic in 1987. The drummer that played the longest in the band was Dave Grohl. There first album with Dave Grohl was 'Nevermind'.

2.3. In Cobains last years he dealt with a lot of problems. He suffered from depression and herion addiction.

2.4. At the time he turned 14, he's uncle gave him the choice to choose either a guitar or a bike. He chose the guitar. It didn't last long before he was trying to play 'Stairway to heaven' and 'Another one bites the dust'. He was right-handed despite that he played guitar left-handed.


3.1. Jim Morrison was an America singer and songwriter. He was born in the second world war the 8th December 1943, and died 27 years later on the 3 July 1971. He died in Paris. His official death course was a heart failure, but they didn't do any autopsy, because it wasn't required during to the french law. Although my parents said that all knew that his death course was way to much drug and alcohol.

3.2. He was the lead singer of a band named "The Doors". In 1993 he was introduced to the rock hall of fame.

3.3. He was also known as The Lizard King. The name came from the single called: "The Celebration Of The Lizard". The single first appeared on "Waiting For The Sun". In the lyrics he sang "I am the Lizard King, I can do anything". Since that the nickname stuck, and they ended up adding it to some of there music.

3.4. After his death a notebook was discover called The Paris Journal.

4. Club 27

4.1. Club 27 is a so called 'club' of musician who died at the exact age of 27. This is not proved scientific, but there is still remarkable many musician who died at that age. It's most often a result of drug or alcohol, but there is also a lot of the 'members' in the club who committed suicide or died by road accident. Amy Winehouse said three years before her death that she was frightened to die at that age. A lot of popular musicians has also made song about this club. Example '27' by Fall Out Boys and '27 Forever' by Eric Burdon. There is no offical 'membership' of the club, but Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison is all part of the club.