Wednesday would have been the 28th birthday of Amy Winehouse.
To mark the day, the song “Body and Soul” – which Winehouse recorded as a duet with Tony Bennett a few months before she was found found deadon July 23 – is being released, with proceeds from sale going to the Amy Winehouse Foundation established by her family, “to support charities and organisations undertaking charitable activities in both the United Kingdom and abroad who help, support, or care for young people,” according to a statement.
On the foundation’s website a good-humored Amy can be seen in a clip, noting that the song is her father Mitch’s favorite. She also jokes about meeting Bennett – “Can I call him ‘Tone’?” she asks.
Her family members plan to spend Wednesday quietly, with Mitch staying in New York with his cousin. Later in the week, he is set to join Bennett for the CD launch.
As Mitch Winehouse recently told CNN’s Piers Morgan: “Her legacy will be her music. Hopefully, there will be some more music. I don’t think there’s a great deal to come, [but] there will be some more, hopefully.”
BY SIMON PERRY