June 19, 2013
Amy Winehouse statue planned for music venue
The concerts and shows venue Roundhouse, near Camden neighbourhood in London, will have a life-size bronze statue to honour late British singer Amy Winehouse.
The historic building is located at Northern London, close to Winehouse’s house, where she lived and was found dead last July.
The Roundhouse was the stage for several well-known artists such as Bob Dylan o classic music bands as the London Contemporary Orchestra.
“We think it's important that Amy's contribution to music is recognised in Camden, but the idea is in its early stages of development at the moment," Roundhouse spokesman assured.
According to the singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, the monument "will be bronze, life-size and on the first-floor balcony next to the Roundhouse bar. What we'd like to have is Amy leaning over the balcony and looking, and perhaps pointing, towards Camden Town from Chalk Farm Road."
The 27-year-old artist was found dead on July 23, 2011, after a long battle with alcohol and drugs.