As an iconic musician who was also plagued with the struggles of substance abuse at a young age, Ronnie Spector, of the legendary ‘60s girl group The Ronettes, has penned an essay in tribute to the late Amy Winehouse and covered the singer’s song, “”Back to Black.
In the essay for Rolling Stone, the artist says of her own battle,
Spector has been performing “Back to Black” during her concerts for the past couple of years and recently experienced covering the song with Winehouse in the audience.
“Amy came to my show in London about six months ago,” says Spector, “and she was so shy. She was hiding behind somebody, but I could see the hairstyle, and I knew she was there. That was all I needed. When I sang ‘Back to Black,’ I could see the tears in her eyes, and there were tears in mine.”
Debuting earlier today, the song is currently only available via Rolling Stone, but will soon be released as a charity single with proceeds going to Daytop Village substance abuse treatment centers.