I've been a lurker for about a year, but never posted nor registered. This may seem strange to introduce myself to the forum in such an old thread, but I came across it and it actually inspired me to register. Not to mention, I thought it would be a rather appropriate first post
It was in April of 2007 (I believe), and I was watching Jay Leno with my mother and getting ready to go to bed, as I did every night. Amy was announced as the musical guest, and at that point I had never heard of her. The camera panned to the stage, and I can still remember this as clear as day, I was enamored. I've always been fascinated by the 50's/60's vibe, and am something of a retro gal myself. I remember saying "I love that dress! I love those shoes! I love the hair! Oh, she has a lip ring like me!"...then came that voice. I was physically stunned. Both mine, and my mother's jaws dropped. I couldn't believe it was coming from this girl I was looking at on the stage. From that day on, I was hooked, and owning Back to Black was the first thing on my agenda when I got home from work the following evening. The rest is history
Since her passing, I've found the video of that performance, and watched it several times. It is the one piece of footage that will never fail to warm my heart and put a smile on my face.