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Southampton pays fundraising tribute to Amy Winehouse
Southampton will pay its own special tribute to Amy Winehouse tomorrow in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Organisers hope hundreds of Amy’s fans will turn up at Talking Heads in Portswood , and they are calling on them to dress up as their favourite star.
More than 20 acts have signed up to play for free for the gig including Charley Macaulay, BigTopp, Seán McGowan, Bryony Marie Fry, The Docks and LST.
Money from the gig will go to the Amy Winehouse benefit foundation which provides help and support to young people.
As part of gig there is also an auction which includes a autographed guitar, donated by musician Martin Dawkins, which Amy signed for him at the Glastonbury Festival in 2007. Amy Winehouse was famous for her Back to Black album which was the top-selling album in the UK in 2007, and she also won four Grammy awards, but her partying lifestyle also caught the headlines and she died in July 2011 at the age of 27, of alcohol poisoning.
In a fitting tribute to the late pop-star is also a Camden style market in the garden selling retro clothing and cakes.
Gig organiser Marc Blackburn, 42, from Shirley said: “I set this up, because I want Amy to be remembered for her music. “She was an amazing artist who paved the way for other female artists we have now.”
The gig starts at 1pm and ends at 2am. Tickets cost £5 on the door or at thetalkingheads.co.uk.