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Graham Parker: “I cried when Amy Winehouse died, the same as when Otis Redding died”

Graham Parker: “I cried when Amy Winehouse died, the same as when Otis Redding died”

Graham Parker reveals his admiration for Amy Winehouse in the new issue of Uncut (dated November 2013), out now.

Explaining that the singer’s 2006 album Back To Black made the biggest impression on him since hearing The Wailer’s Catch A Fire in the ’70s, Parker says he cried when Winehouse died.

“It’s not that often an artist that great comes along,” he explains. “I cried when she died, the same as when Otis died.

“It was a great loss; I’d love to have seen where she’d gone with it.”

Parker charts his life in music in the piece, talking about monumental records such as The Rolling Stones’ debut album, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks and Otis Redding’s Otis Blue.

The November 2013 issue of Uncut is out now.

Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here.

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