Amy Winehouse was a massive figure not only in pop music, but in her London neighbourhood of Camden, where she continued to live and hang around even at the height of her fame. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Town Hall would be giving her a statue at Chalk Farm, the area just north of Camden.
From The Camden New Journal:
A LIFE-SIZE statue of Amy Winehouse set for Chalk Farm has been approved by Town Hall planners, despite objections from conservationists who claimed it was too soon to honour the singer with the bronze sculpture.
The council’s planning department gave full planning consent on for the project on Tuesday. It will see a bronze ‘Amy’ look down from the balcony at the Roundhouse. The decision came through on Tuesday.
Partly to steer them away from the quiet residential square, the statue was seen by organisers from The Amy Winehouse Foundation and the Roundhouse as a perfect memorial for the Back To Black singer, who had a famous affinity with Camden Town.
The statue, designed by Scott Eaton, is also seen as way of inspiring youngsters who come to the Roundhouse for creative courses. It has also been described as ‘destination attraction’.
Alright, I’m down with it. I was a MASSIVE Amy fan and hated seeing her spiral so far down, but that definitely doesn’t take away what she managed to accomplish in her short life. She was a fantastic singer and songwriter, and her talent is definitely missed.