Mitch Winehouse helps open new Design Museum exhibition exploring the life, music and legacy of daughter Amy – a decade after her tragic death  

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Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, helped launch a new exhibition exploring his daughter’s life, music and legacy on Wednesday, a decade after her death at age 27.

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The Design Museum’s Amy: Beyond the Stage tracks the story of her early career through her recordings and teen notebooks to give an insight into her creativity.

It also pays tribute to their eclectic mix of 1960s pop, Motown and jazz influences, from Dinah Washington to DJ and record mogul Mark Ronson.

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FAMILY: Mitch, father of Amy Winehouse, helped launch a new exhibit exploring the life, music and legacy of his famous daughter Wednesday, a decade after her death, aged just 27

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The exhibition’s assistant curator Maria McClintock said Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011, had left a rich and diverse legacy in music and fashion.

“What we’ve tried to do is to tell her story as a creative person, as an incredible musician, as a fashion icon, but it also includes rare items about which I’ve probably heard his fans, but they haven’t seen before. ,

Demonstrations include hand-written songs from non-released demos and the first guitar purchased as a teenager.

Tragic: Amy died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 (she is pictured with her father Mitch in 2006)

Tragic: Amy died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 (she is pictured with her father Mitch in 2006)

INTERESTING: The Design Museum's Emmy: Beyond the Stage tracks the story of her early career through her recordings and teen notebooks to give an insight into her creativity

INTERESTING: The Design Museum’s Emmy: Beyond the Stage tracks the story of her early career through her recordings and teen notebooks to give an insight into her creativity

Amy, a distinctive figure with her honeycomb hair, multiple tattoos and smoky voice, gained international fame with the 2006 album Back to Black.

The album – a 2007 best-seller in the UK – included the track Rehab, which depicted her battle with addiction.

McClintock said that portraying Winehouse as a ‘very sophisticated composer’ as well as the decade following his death was also a way of assessing his importance and influence.

The Attraction: The exhibition's assistant curator Maria McClintock said Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011, had left a rich and diverse legacy in music and fashion.

The Attraction: The exhibition’s assistant curator Maria McClintock said Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011, had left a rich and diverse legacy in music and fashion.

Muse: Exhibits include hand-written lyrics from unreleased demos and the first guitar purchased as a teenager

Muse: Exhibits include hand-written lyrics from unreleased demos and the first guitar purchased as a teenager

Cutting the Rope: Mitch and Curator Priya Khanchandan inaugurated the exhibition on Wednesday

Cutting the Rope: Mitch and Curator Priya Khanchandan inaugurated the exhibition on Wednesday

Engaged: Wednesday helped Mitch start the show, which opens to the public on Friday

Engaged: Wednesday helped Mitch start the show, which opens to the public on Friday

In a sign of continued interest in her life and work, the dress she wore to her last performance sold at auction earlier this month for $243,200 (217,199 euros) – 16 times its estimated value.

“It’s really lovely to see that there are so many young people who haven’t grown up with Amy who are so excited to be in this exhibition,” McClintock said.

‘So she’s clearly, constantly inspiring young artists.’

On Wednesday, Mitch helped start the show, which opens to the public on Friday.

Never Forgotten: Amy, a distinctive figure with her honeycomb hair, multiple tattoos and smoky voice, gained international fame with the 2006 album Back to Black (pictured in 2007).

Never Forgotten: Amy, a distinctive figure with her honeycomb hair, multiple tattoos and smoky voice, gained international fame with the 2006 album Back to Black (pictured in 2007).

Earlier this year Mitch revealed that he wants his late daughter to be remembered for his successes, including a charity established in his honor and royalties that have helped members of his family.

discusses his daughter’s legacy in an interview with Sun, Mitch said his mission was to make sure people remember Amy ‘for her talent, her generosity and the love she showed us all’ and ‘not just her troubles with her addiction.’

Since her untimely death, her parents, Mitch and mother Janice, established the Amy Winehouse Foundation 2011 in memory of their daughter.

Exhibit: Mitch poses at the museum next to an old photo of his daughter

Exhibit: Mitch poses at the museum next to an old photo of his daughter

The organization, an element Mitch Singer is eager to be remembered for, helped educate youth about substance abuse and was founded behind Amy’s ‘love for children and the challenges they face’. had gone.

It also established Amy’s Place, a shelter that can accommodate up to 16 young girls at a time.

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