Ronson Honors Winehouse With Hits-packed Gig

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July 27, 2011 | 10:05pm EST

Mark Ronson paid tribute to his late collaborator and pal Amy Winehouse on Wednesday night by playing her hits Rehab, Valerie and Back To Black during a festival set in London.
Ronson, who produced the tragic star’s Grammy-winning album Back to Black, was left devastated by her death on Saturday, and cancelled his DJ set at the Cartier International Polo event in Windsor, England on Sunday.

After attending her funeral in London on Tuesday, Ronson returned to the stage at the Greenwich Summer Sessions in the U.K. capital, and honored his “genius” friend by thrilling the crowd with a series of her best loved tracks.

He kicked off the set with Valerie, and brought The Zutons frontman Dave McCabe – who wrote the song – to perform vocals, before playing a stripped down version of Rehab. He then teamed up with Charlie Waller of The Rumble Strips for a rendition of Back to Black.

He told the crowd, “It’s been a s**t week and it’s great coming out to play to you guys, that’s the great thing about music.

“If you love Amy and her music make sure you clap your hands right now. I went to her service yesterday and a Rabbi said ‘a person’s life is measured in deeds, not years’; hers was pretty f**king special.

“I’m not getting emotional or morbid but it’s nice to share this moment with people who appreciate good music. Amy Winehouse was a genius and has made more brilliant music than I’ll ever make.”