Amy Winehouse Wrote 'Rehab' In Three Hours, Father Mitch Reveals

27 June 2012, 16:00

The late 'Back To Black' star's father reveal the song came together quickly with the help of producer Mark Ronson.

Amy Winehouse wrote one of her biggest songs, 'Rehab', in just three hours, her father has revealed.

In his forthcoming memoir, Amy, My Daughter, Mitch Winehouse said the song was one of the first tracks she recorded with producer Mark Ronson for second album 'Back To Black'.

"She told [Ronson] about the time at my house after she'd been in hospital when everyone had been going on at her about her drinking," Mitch writes in the book, which has been serialised by Rolling Stone magazine.

"'You know they tried to make me go to rehab, and I told them, no, no, no.'."

The late singer's father continued: "That's quite gimmicky," Mark replied. "It sounds hooky. You should go back to the studio and we should turn that into a song." 

Amy Winehouse was close to her father Mitch, who also has a singer career: (picture: Getty)



Producer Mark Ronson then said he wanted to give the track a "Sixties girl-group sound".

"Amy was unaccustomed to this style – most of the songs she was writing were based around jazz chords – but it worked and that day she wrote 'Rehab' in just three hours," he added.

Amy, My Daughter is published tomorrow, and alongside Mitch's memories of his daughter, the book also includes many of the star's personal letters.

Amy Winehouse died last year at the age of 27.

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