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Amy Winehouse's 30th celebrated in Camden

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 01:31

September 11 - The tragic singer's parents talk about Amy ahead of a series of events to celebrate what would have been her 30th birthday. Rollo Ross reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**FOR USE OF AMY WINEHOUSE VIDEOS - MUST COURTESY UNIVERSAL ISLAND WITH NO ARCHIVE, NO RESALE AND NO WIRELESS USE** Amy Winehouse shot to global stardom with her award-winning 2006 album 'Back to Black', but tragically passed away in 2011 aged 27. Amy's stomping ground, Camden Town, is holding celebrations for what would have been her 30th birthday on September 14th, the first of which is an exhibition of street art and photographs. For Amy's parents, it was an emotional experience. SOUNDBITE: Amy Winehouse's mother, Janis Winehouse, saying (English): "It's a 'wow' moment. Yeah, it's just beautiful to see her, so no, it's lovely." The proceeds from the various events are going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which deals with drug and alcohol abuse. Her father Mitch also thinks it's changed people's perception of his daughter. SOUNDBITE: Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, saying (English): "We knew what a wonderfully charitable young girl she was, how loving, what a great family girl she was, we knew all this and now other people know all this. Now other people know that and people realise that Amy is a power for good, and we couldn't ask for any more than that." Amy has become an icon in Camden since she died of alcohol poisoning back in 2011. SOUNDBITE: Amy Winehouse's mother, Janis Winehouse, saying (English): "Amy at the time would have said 'I'm off now. I'm done' because that would be her. That would be her." The celebrations of her birthday will continue until September 30th.

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Amy Winehouse's 30th celebrated in Camden

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 01:31