Mark Ronson pays tribute to ‘genius’ Winehouse at London gig
Washington: Music producer Mark Ronson paid an emotional tribute to his late collaborator and pal Amy Winehouse at a festival in London.
Ronson, who produced the tragic star’s Grammy-winning album ‘Back to Black’, was left devastated by her death on July 23, and cancelled his DJ set at the Cartier International Polo event in Windsor, England on Sunday.
He honoured Winehouse at the Greenwich Summer Sessions in the U.K. capital, by playing a series of her best-loved tracks including her hits ‘Rehab’, ‘Valerie’ and ‘Back To Black’.
“It’s been a s**t week and it’s great coming out to play to you guys, that’s the great thing about music,” Contactmusic quoted him as telling the crowd.
“If you love Amy and her music make sure you clap your hands right now. I went to her service yesterday and a Rabbi said ‘a person’s life is measured in deeds, not years’; hers was pretty f**king special.
“I’m not getting emotional or morbid but it’s nice to share this moment with people who appreciate good music.
“Amy Winehouse was a genius and has made more brilliant music than I’ll ever make,” he added.