Coldplay In Amy Winehouse Tribute

As Ronnie Spector pays her respects
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Coldplay have paid tribute to Amy Winehouse during an emotional show in Australia.

As chaotic as her personal life became, Amy Winehouse still commanded the respect of fans across the globe. When news of her tragic death broke, many iconic musicians were left feeling stunned.

Coldplay are on tour in Australia, but the news apparently deeply effected the band. Playing the country's Splendour In The Grass festival, lead singer Chris Martin dropped in a musical tribute to Amy Winehouse.

Playing the opening bars of 'Fix You' the singer then diverted into the chorus of 'Rehab'. Inviting the crowd to singalong, the Australian audience belted out the classic single in tribute to Amy Winehouse.

Afterwards, Coldplay posted a short statement on their website. "There's little that can be said about Amy Winehouse's passing that hasn't already been said," the band wrote. "It's just such a sad waste. We'll leave aside the awful irony and just let the Aussie choir sing."

Meanwhile, legendary 60s singer Ronnie Spector has released a tribute singer. Amy Winehouse was a huge fan of Spector's work, and the Girl Group icon has decided to cover one of her most famous tracks.

Working with producer Richard Gottehrer, Ronnie Spector has recorded a disco version of 'Back To Black'. Out now, you can stream the single HERE.

Ronnie Spector recently wrote a very personal tribute to Amy Winehouse for Rolling Stone. "I haven't been this sad in a long time, about anyone in this business. I tried to go grocery shopping for my family, and I was walking like a ghost in the aisles. I could think about nobody but Amy."

Later she said: "Every time I looked at her, it was like I was looking at myself. She had my beehive, my eyeliner, my attitude. She had such a great soul in her voice and her lyrics were so amazing that I couldn't help but sing one of her songs. I was so happy to see an artist like Amy, because she reminded me of my youth. And she loved girl groups. Damn it! I thought she would carry on."

Read the full tribute HERE.

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