It was Mark Ronson’s first gig following the tragic death of soul singer Amy Winehouse, 27, who was found dead at her north London home last Saturday afternoon.
The British DJ and successful music producer went on stage making all the right noise and hitting all the right notes in a very fitting tribute to a woman he described as his ‘musical soulamte’.
Mark Ronson rocked as he took to the stage to perform Amy Winehouse’s massive chart-topping hit, Valerie.
Alongside of him yesterday at the Greenwich Summer Sessions gigÂ was Zuton singer Dave McCabe who wrote the hit song.
“She made brilliant music, more than I’ll make in my entire life.
“It’s been a sh*t week and it’s great coming out to play to you guys.
“That is the great thing about music.
“If you love Amy and her music make sure you clap your hands right now.
“I went to her funeral service yesterday and a Rabbi said:
“A person’s life is measured in deeds, not years.”
“Amy’s was pretty f**king special!
“I’m not getting emotional or morbid but it is nice to share thos moment with people who appreciate good music.
“Amy Winehouse was a genius and has made more brilliant music than I’ll ever make”, said Mark Ronson to the crowds.
The 35-year-old was among many others left devastated following the sudden death of the talented Back to Black singer last Saturday, he was so distressed by the news that he had to cancel his DJ set at an international Polo event in Windsor the following day:
“Amy was my musical soulmate and like a sister to me.
“This is one of the saddest days of my life”, said Mark Ronson on hearing the news that Amy had been discovered dead.