Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2020

Course Name

Bruce Springsteen & the American Dream


Jeanne Buckley


University Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum


Many idols have graced the earth in the past thirty years, each with their own stories to tell. The legacy of Amy Winehouse, however, reigns as the most impactful and tragic. From a “rebellious” child to a worldwide phenomenon, the British Queen of Soul provided the public with some of the most infamous songs in history, as well as a blueprint for up and coming women in the music industry. These accomplishments, however, have been overshadowed by a focus on her personal-life struggles. As a result, a universal mania for Amy’s death has erupted. With a concentration on her upbringing, accomplishments, and causes leading to her struggle with addiction, Amy’s legacy is given a chance of rebirth in the eyes of an educated public.