Mark Ronson backs Amy Winehouse movie that shows real person behind the genius
Mark Ronson says ‘There was more to Amy than one classic album. She was a genius… even I forget that sometimes’
But it is only the latest chapter in his glittering career – and for many music lovers he will for ever be linked with singer Amy Winehouse, who died so tragically of alcohol poisoning aged just 27.
Ronson produced the jazz sensation’s most famous tracks – including Rehab, Back To Black and Valerie – and helped her create an album held up as a classic.
Now, with the release of the big screen documentary Amy, Ronson, 39, has been thinking about her legacy and remembering his amazing friend.
“Obviously, its tough to watch the film because it brings back memories,” says Ronson. “But what I love about it is that my wife never got to meet Amy and I am always telling her stories about us in the studio and the clever, witty things that Amy would say.
“We watched it and my wife said, ‘Now I get it, now I see the Amy you talked about’. I forget that not everyone got to see that side of her.”
Friends: Amy Winehouse with Mark Ronson at the 100 Club in 2010