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Patti Smith writes a song about Amy Winehouse

Patti Smith has produced a song about Amy Winehouse, which grew from a poem.
Has produced a song about Amy Winehouse
US music star Patti Smith has revealed that she has written a song about the late soul singer Amy Winehouse.

Smith, also known as the Godmother of Punk, told Uncut that her song is based on a poem she wrote about Winehouse, who tragically died at the age of 27 last July.

Her tribute song is set to appear on her new studio album, which doesn't have a release date as of yet.

"The little song for Amy just blossomed in the studio," she told the music magazine.

"We were at [New York studio] Electric Lady doing a whole other song and I wrote Amy a little poem when she died and my bass player, Tony Shanahan, wrote a piece of music and the two matched perfectly."

One of the songs Smith is most famous for is Because the Night, which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen in 1978.

The 65-year-old musician has recently been enjoying a lot of attention over the last five years – she won a National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by JMADNFCR-2133-ID-801255767-ADNFCR Posted on 5 Jan 2012 18:33 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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