Skip to comments.Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphett dead at 53
Posted on 04/22/2013 8:22:10 PM PDT by massmike
Chrissy Amphlett, the raunchy lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls whose hit "I Touch Myself" brought her international fame in the early 1990s, died at her home in New York City on Sunday. She was 53 years old.
"Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity," her musician husband Charley Drayton said in a statement.
The band released six albums between 1982 and 1996, peaking in 1991 with the success of the single "I Touch Myself," which reached No. 1 in Australia, No. 4 in the United States and No. 10 in Britain.
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Sad news. I’ve never heard of this person but my heart goes out to her family to lose a loved one at such an early age.
She looks like JoAnn Worley in this picture.
Austin Powers - I Touch Myself
Rip Christina Amphlett
Yeah well, so does my Mom LOL
I think the most underrated Aussie bands of the 80’s was The Saints.
Production was hit or miss.
Sometimes to raw and sometimes overproduced, but that stuff in the middle?
Oh no. My boyfriend sent me this most famous of their songs. I’d never heard of them until then. She was so cute, so sexy in the video!
I hate to hear of this.
One of Paul Shanklin’s best parodies was about the Kennedys, based on I Touch Myself, They use Their Wealth. RIP, Chrissy Amphlett.
Lot of good Aussie music in the 80s....Split Enz/Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church.INXS, Men At Work, AC/DC...
Good song... despite the content of lyrics.
I liked Split Enz
The Lime Spiders were GREAT Too!
I tried to emigrate to Oz back at that time.
I figured there was lots of room to roam.
They weren’t having any despite my having a job set up working on their soon to be Collins class subs.
It all worked out well for me, as singers like Peter Garrett soon took over the Senate and became libtard Senators.
Shut up and sing Pete, you big shambling galoot.
Never heard of them... so their big hit was a song about masturbation....
I don’t really care
It was about not cheating.
Glass half empty or glass half full, I aint about a chalice.
Didn’t care for The Divynyls once they went pop.
Their earlier stuff was more punk and edgy.
They all went pop.
Still It was a nice moment in time.
The first time I heard this song was at an e-club at Camp Lejeune. We were getting ready to deploy for Desert Shield and we had some down time. I was drinking with a seasoned Devil Doc (corpsman) and he played it, not for me of course, he was thinking of his old lady back at home.
Yes, especially the hairstyle.
LOL! I guess we all get “that way” after a while :-)
“not for me of course”
Hey man, it’s OK, it is the NEW NAVY.
I agree and I absolutely love Crowded House - great lyrics and harmonies, great pop music (although they were a 90s band).
Then there is the Eagle Rock by a little known Aussie band from the early 70s Daddy Cool. Evidently this was a huge hit down under. But I was first introduced to the Eagle Rock a few years ago via my little triplet toddler nieces who used to love to watch The Wiggles, who are also Aussies. And there is nothing more beautiful than dancing around the living room to the Eagle Rock with triplet three year olds. : ), The Wiggles did a pretty good version of the song and I think the lead singer of the band sang on their version, but here is the original:
I dare you to not smile and tap your toes to this. : ),
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