Amy Winehouse received so much acclaim for her voice that everyone forgot that she was also a pretty good guitarist. Winehouse was a devoted Fender Strat player, who could occasionally be seen playing one onstage, as in the clip below for her song “Stronger Than Me.”
Winehouse’s guitar talents came to mind when I saw Amy, the 2015 about the late singer. I suddenly recalled a promotional film she made with Fender back in 2004, in which she explains her love for the Stratocaster and why she chose it to be her main instrument.
The occasion for this promo was a concert at Wembley Arena on September 24, 2004, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Strat. Winehouse performed there among some of the giants who have played the Strat, including David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, and Gary Moore. The concert was released as the film The Strat Pack: Live in Concert, in 2005.