This is the Girl

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  • Patti Smith based this '60s-flavored ballad on a poem she had written about Amy Winehouse after her death at the age of 27 in July 2011. Smith told Uncut magazine: "The little song for Amy just blossomed in the studio. We were at [New York studio] Electric Lady doing a whole other song and I wrote Amy a little poem when she died and my bass player, Tony Shanahan, wrote a piece of music and the two matched perfectly."
  • Smith told Spin magazine she didn't actually know Winehouse, "I wrote it out of respect for her artistry and her youth."
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