AN AMY Winehouse fan has paid tribute to the tragic star by releasing a charity covers album.
Jeannie Pritchard, 58, from Burscough admires the soul singer greatly and credits her with helping her come through the dark times in her life.
Jeannie was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, ten years ago and battles with the debilitating condition daily.
Listening to Amy Winehouse’s songs helped her to overcome her sad days, however, and now she has released an album of versions of the singer’s ballads.
Jeannie said: “When I first heard her I thought there was a similarity in our voices and friends also commented on the likeness. When Amy died I just thought it was such a loss and I decided to do a covers album and give any profit to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
“I’m very influenced by her and hope the album goes some way to doing her justice.”
Jeannie has had artwork done to accompany the album, which is available online and from Jeannie’s dolls hospital in Burscough Wharf.
The Amy Winehouse fan club have been supportive of Jeannie’s efforts and people from as far away as Greece and America have bought a copy of the album.
The record, which was recorded at Sound Effects in Ormskirk, is priced at £5.50 with £5 going to the foundation and the rest spent on production costs.
Jeannie is hoping to make around £500 for the charity and has already raised over £100.