London venue considering Amy Winehouse statue
The parents of late soul singer Amy Winehouse are in talks with the owners of London concert hall The Roundhouse to erect a life-size bronze statue of their daughter.
NME reports that the proposed memorial would be placed on the first-floor balcony. The venue, which is in the British capital's Camden neighbourhood, was the site of Winehouse's last public performance before her death at age 27 last July.
"It wouldn’t go up till at least 2013, but for those who loved Amy’s music and all those who knew her around Camden, it’ll be something very special to remember her by," her father, Mitch Winehouse, said. "It will be bronze, lifesize, and on the first-floor balcony next to the Roundhouse bar... What we’d like to have is Amy leaning over the balcony and looking, and perhaps pointing, towards Camden Town from Chalk Farm Road."
He added that the family had tried but failed to have a memorial bench placed outside her Camden home. "We wanted to have a bench in her memory outside her house in Camden Square, but there are so many hoops you have to jump through to do that, planning permission for one," he said.
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