Amy Winehouse Suffered Reactions To Meds That Hospitalized Her Back In 2008

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This week in music history, July 28, 2008 -  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Amy Winehouse[/lastfm] was rushed to hospital after she started to have fits at her home in Camden North London. A spokesman said it appeared the singer had suffered a reaction to medication she was taking to help her off hard drugs.

In current news, Winehouse’s death that occurred over the weekend is still unexplained but overdose is highly suspected.  Maybe a reaction to her meds?  Just a thought.

Click “more” to learn other interesting facts, this week in music history.

 

 

This Week in Music Over the Years (July 24 – July 30)

July 24, 2008 - Rapper [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]50 Cent[/lastfm] was suing Taco Bell claiming the US fast food chain used his name and image without permission in an advertising campaign. New York court papers say the advert features the star being encouraged to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent. The rapper is accusing the chain of ‘diluting the value of his good name’. The advertisement is part of Taco Bell’s ‘Why Pay More?’ campaign, which promotes items for under a dollar.

July 25, 2002Two former members of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Destiny’s Child[/lastfm] settled out of court over the lyrics to ‘Survivor’, which they claimed were libellous. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]LeToya Luckett[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]LaTavia Roberson[/lastfm], who left the group in 2000, said that the song broke an agreement, which stops both sides making ‘any public comment of a disparaging nature concerning one another’. The line, which they were suing over, said ‘You thought that I’d be stressed without you, but I’m chillin’. You thought I wouldn’t sell without you, sold nine million’.

July 26, 2000 – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Oasis[/lastfm] were booed of stage during a show at the Paleo Festival in Switzerland after singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Liam Gallagher[/lastfm] had insulted the 35,000 strong audience.

July 27, 1968 – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cass Elliot[/lastfm] released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas and Papas. ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ had been around since 1931 and had been recorded by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frank Sinatra[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Frankie Laine[/lastfm] and many others. Cass’ version would be the most successful when it peaked at No. 12 on the US chart, and No.11 in the UK.

July 28, 2008 -  Amy Winehouse was rushed to hospital after she started to have fits at her home in Camden North London. A spokesman said it appeared the singer had suffered a reaction to medication she was taking to help her off hard drugs.

July 29, 1974 – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mamas And The Papas[/lastfm] singer Cass Elliot died in her sleep from a heart attack after playing a sold out show in London, England. She was staying at Harry Nilson’s London flat when she died. Her only solo hit was ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me,’ which also featured the rest of The Mamas and The Papas. She had also been a member of The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mugwumps[/lastfm].

July 30, 2005 – A new book published to mark the 35th anniversary of the death of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm] claimed the guitarist pretended to be gay so he would be discharged from the army. “Room Full of Mirrors” by Charles Cross said army records showed Hendrix was discharged from the 101st Airborne Division aged 19 in 1962 for “homosexual tendencies.

 

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