Mark Ronson Pays Tribute to Amy Winehouse with ‘Valerie’ Performance
The other night, producer Mark Ronson gave his first performance since the funeral of Amy Winehouse, his friend and frequent collaborator, and he paid tribute to the late singer with a performance of their hit 'Valerie.'
Ronson paired up with Dave McCabe of the Zutons, who originally wrote and recorded the track, for an acoustic performance of the song. Ronson's concert was part of the Greenwich Summer Sessions at Old Royal Naval College.
NME reports that Ronson told the crowd, "It's really lovely getting to play some music here for you tonight. That's what makes everything better. I went to her service yesterday and there was a rabbi that spoke and he said that somebody's life is measured in deeds and not years and that’s the best thing I heard yesterday."
Ronson also invited Winehouse's backup singers and members of her band to perform 'Back to Black,' the title cut from her most famous album. 'Back to Black' has returned to the Top 10 as listeners rediscover Winehouse's music.
Ronson added, "The genius in that woman and what she shared with us is pretty special. I'm not going to get all morbid on you. It's just nice to be playing music to people who like good music. She is my sister, wherever she is."
Take a look at a clip from the 'Valerie' tribute in a fan-shot video below.
Watch Mark Ronson and Dave McCabe Perform 'Valerie'