Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

This Video of 14-Year-Old Amy Winehouse Will Give You Chills

The upcoming “Amy” documentary has unearthed a lot of amazing and rare footage of the late (great) Amy Winehouse. But this clip of an unassuming 14-year-old Amy is particularly magical.

In the video, shot by Amy’s friend Lauren Gilbert at her 14th birthday party, a playful and sweet teen version of the Jewish singer belts out an impromptu and soulful rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

It’s an intimate glimpse at how unbridled her talent was, even back then.

Watch below (grab some tissues):


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.