Chopped Liver – Another One Bites The Dust

A few months ago I wrote a piece about rock stars dying at the age of 27 (Death Is Not The End) and here we go again – another one.

I guess it’s only coincidence. Or is it? Maybe there is something about the lifestyle or state of mind about that age – maybe the onset of 30 approaching – where you are supposed to have embraced adulthood and left behind your carefree youth. I dunno, it’s just a curious thing. Such great icons too – Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin, Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain and now Amy Winehouse – all, apparently, succumbing to a reckless lifestyle at the tender age of 27.

26-year-old rock stars all over the world are anxiously looking over their shoulders.

And this death of a young woman, apparently unable to face the normality of everyday life, seems to affect people as much, or more perhaps, than the unfathomable cold-blooded mass-murder of dozens of young people trying to embrace life in its fullest form on a holiday island in Norway.

Amy Winehouse. For Ever. R.I.P.

That’s the thing about rock stars like Amy. We watch their lifes unfold in the media. We buy their records. We play their music in our homes, our cars, our parties, our weddings – they become, in effect, part of our extended family, part of our lives. In short – we relate to them as if we know them.

And that, in a nutshell, is why we are affected so much when they die.

But, as I stated in my previous post, alluded to earlier, their music lives on. The image we had of Amy performing at her height is the one we will keep forever. And her music will last for ever – Death is, once again, not the end.

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One Comment on “Chopped Liver – Another One Bites The Dust”

  1. Fiona Says:

    There was an interesting comment made by a therapist on the BBC when interviewed about Amy Winehouse. She said the music scene attracted creative yet sensitive people.

    I disagree that the news of her death affected people as much or more than the news from Norway. If the prioritising of news coverage and the time dedicated to each story is a guide.

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