The late singer’s close friend and producer played his first gig since her death at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, and spent the evening paying emotional tribute to her. The evening’s most emotional moment came when Ronson invited Zutons singer McCabe to the stage sing the song that Winehouse covered for the producer’s ‘Version’ album, making it an international hit.
Elsewhere during the show, Ronson invited members of Winehouse‘s backing band to the stage, according to BBC Newsbeat. At one point, he invited Charlie Waller, singer with The Rumblestrips, to the stage for a full band cover of ‘Back To Black’.
Ronson told the audience:
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.
He continued: “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.”
Winehouse was found dead at her home in London on Saturday. A cause of death has yet to be confirmed.