Amy Winehouse didn’t think she’d live past 27 — the same age that Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain all died.
“I’ve spoken to quite a few people who said that when she was getting to 27, she was saying to them, ‘I don’t think I’m gonna get past this age,’ ” Asif Kapadia, director of the documentary “Amy,” said on Friday. “Because it becomes a mental block for artists.”
At a Lotos Club luncheon for the film, he added of the macabre-named “27 Club” of dead rockers, “It’s become like a marketing tool within the industry.”
Promoter Ron Delsener recalled first meeting Winehouse at Joe’s Pub in 2007 with her then-husband Blake Fielder-Civil (who later admitted to using heroin with Winehouse).
“[He was] holding on to her, not saying anything, his eyes closed,” Delsener said.
When Delsener later called Amy’s agent Marc Geiger to book her, he was told that Fielder-Civil “said he knew you and you didn’t even acknowledge him or say hello.”
“I never met the guy!” Delsener replied, but, “Marc goes, ‘He told her not to do the show.’ ”
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