They tried to make me go to rehab I said no, no, no…

I remember the first time I heard Rehab, the first single released off of the Back to Black album. It absolutely blew my mind. I knew I had to hear more, more, more. So as soon as I had the opportunity, I swung by the store and picked up the CD (I know, old school). I popped it in the CD player in my car and just kicked back and listened. I wasn’t even ready to drive yet. For many months afterward, I listened to it non-stop. When I was ready to hear even more from this amazingly talented musician, I researched what else she had done
and picked up her debut album, Frank.

Ever since I heard the tragic news of Amy’s passing last weekend, Rehab has been playing in my mind on repeat. However, I can’t bring myself to either pop in the CD or pick up my MP3 player and listen to it. I’m just not ready…

Like many others I was shocked and saddened to hear Amy had died. Yet, I wasn’t really all that surprised. Her battle with addiction was no secret and at times the media managed to do a great job overshadowing her talent.

I’ve been waiting eagerly for the news, this past week about the autopsy and was again shocked when I heard there were no traces of alcohol or drugs in her system.

Her family and doctors are saying that she could have actually died from the lack of alcohol. What an ironic twist – the very thing that she had been battling for so long, might have killed her when she stopped taking it. Apparently your body can actually go into toxic shock if it has been inundated with alcohol for a long time and you go cold turkey. Damn!

I’m sure the speculation of actual causes of death will go on for some time. And many people will keep talking about how she has joined the, “27 Club“, other musicians who died at age 27. (Editor’s Note: Some of the 27 Club members are Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.) However, for me she is also part of another club. That is the super, rad female recording artists who died too soon club. Amy, Aaliyah, Left Eye, you are all missed!

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'They tried to make me go to rehab I said no, no, no...' I remember the first time I heard Rehab, the first single released off of the Back to Black album. It absolutely blew my mind. I knew I had to hear more, more, more. So as soon as...