Amy Winehouse has been honoured on Camden’s Music Walk of Fame with a stone being laid in her name.
Camden was undoubtedly Winehouse’s stomping ground. Having lived in the north London suburb while making her breakthrough, the singer eventually bought a house in the area and continued to reside there up until her untimely death at the age of 27.
The plaque, which was planted in her name, was placed outside her former house on Camden Road as friends, fans and family arrived to honour the late singer.
Speaking at the ceremony, Winehouse’s father, Mitch, said: “This is a wonderful honour to be bestowed on our darling girl. It’s another reminder that she’s no longer with us physically, but she’s certainly with us spiritually,” while attending the ceremony alongside Winehouse’s mother, Janis.
He continued: “Camden Town was Amy’s life. She lived here and she loved it here. Amy was in love with Camden and it is the place her fans from all over the world associate her with.”
Winehouse’s mother, Janis, added: “Now this is a big honour. It’s for everyone, but Amy, god bless you. It was an honour.”
Mitch continued as part of his speech: “In 2008, when Amy won her then-record five Grammys in one night, we got the news that the Stables was burning down. Amy’s first thought was not about her five Grammys but about her beloved Camden,” as fans began to chant her name.
He added “Her chant of ‘Camden Town ain’t burning down’ resonated all over the world. That’s how much she loved Camden.”