Il est le père de la célèbre chanteuse Amy Winehouse, disparue tragiquement.
Il œuvre aujourd'hui au sein de la fondation Amy Winehouse qui vient en aide aux personnes souffrant d'addiction aux drogues ou à l'alcool.
It was precisely because her songs were dragged up out of her soul that they were so powerful and passionate. The ones that went into "Back to Black" were about the deepest emotions. And she went through hell to make it.