Man who discovered Winehouse wants her to give up drugs

June 6th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Amy Winehouse

London, June 6 (IANS) Nick Godwyn, the man who discovered troubled British singer Amy Winehouse when she was just 16-years-old, is more eager to have her give up drugs than making another successful record. quoted Godwyn as saying: “What is happening now is not very pleasant for anybody to watch. She seems to be sad. People talk about wasted talent, but I don’t look at it like that. If Amy never made another record again it would be sad, but it’s less about the music for me and more about ‘this is a human being that maybe isn’t very happy’.”

Speaking about the first time he met Winehouse, Godwyn said: “I was at the house of one of my other artists when he put on a tape. I asked who it was and he said just a mate. I couldn’t believe how good she sounded so I got her in and had a chat. I asked Amy what she wanted to do with her life and she said she wanted to be a waitress.”

“There were signs, even back then, that she wasn’t happy. You can listen to the words of her songs and there aren’t many happy, upbeat love songs. And I think that’s a reflection of where she is. She only writes songs from personal experience. There are some beautiful songs which, lyrically, are fascinating. But some of them are quite sad,” he added.

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