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Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphett dead at 53
http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 04/22/2013 | Associated Press

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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KEYWORDS: divinyls

1 posted on 04/22/2013 8:22:11 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

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.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 8:24:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: massmike

She looks like JoAnn Worley in this picture.

3 posted on 04/22/2013 8:24:59 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: massmike

Austin Powers - I Touch Myself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNkQVoE1rC8


4 posted on 04/22/2013 8:25:26 PM PDT by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: massmike

Rip Christina Amphlett


5 posted on 04/22/2013 8:25:42 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: massmike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Or8XPX90o


6 posted on 04/22/2013 8:29:33 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: rabidralph

Yeah well, so does my Mom LOL

RIP Christina.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: rabidralph
An older looking Judy Garland actually.

RIP

8 posted on 04/22/2013 8:34:47 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: massmike

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?
Wow.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 8:39:10 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: massmike

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.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 8:52:03 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: massmike

One of Paul Shanklin’s best parodies was about the Kennedys, based on I Touch Myself, They use Their Wealth. RIP, Chrissy Amphlett.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 9:03:14 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: mylife

Lot of good Aussie music in the 80s....Split Enz/Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church.INXS, Men At Work, AC/DC...


12 posted on 04/22/2013 9:07:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

Good song... despite the content of lyrics.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 9:10:58 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: massmike

I liked Split Enz

http://youtube/FeKdUeb1InI


14 posted on 04/22/2013 9:12:00 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: dfwgator
The Saints, From The LP Prodigal Son~ Friend Of The People
15 posted on 04/22/2013 9:13:26 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: dfwgator

The Lime Spiders were GREAT Too!


16 posted on 04/22/2013 9:14:30 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: dfwgator
The Lime Spiders~ Just One Solution
17 posted on 04/22/2013 9:19:01 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: dfwgator

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.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 9:27:55 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: massmike

Never heard of them... so their big hit was a song about masturbation....

I don’t really care


19 posted on 04/22/2013 9:35:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

It was about not cheating.


20 posted on 04/22/2013 9:38:47 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: mylife

lolz

sure


21 posted on 04/22/2013 9:41:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Glass half empty or glass half full, I aint about a chalice.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 9:48:19 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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Lime Spiders_The Theory Of Thira

Rip Christina

23 posted on 04/22/2013 10:07:06 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: All

Didn’t care for The Divynyls once they went pop.

Their earlier stuff was more punk and edgy.


24 posted on 04/22/2013 10:17:33 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield ("Ban 'Assault Politicians' as they are assaulting our Constitutional rights!")
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

They all went pop.

Still It was a nice moment in time.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 10:31:15 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
Lime Spiders~The Captor And The Captive One
26 posted on 04/22/2013 10:33:03 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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Lime Spiders~Save My Soul
27 posted on 04/22/2013 11:00:57 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: massmike

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.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 12:40:41 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: headstamp 2

Yes, especially the hairstyle.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 3:35:10 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: mylife

LOL! I guess we all get “that way” after a while :-)


30 posted on 04/23/2013 3:35:45 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph

It’s inevitable.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 4:27:08 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: BBell

“not for me of course”

Hey man, it’s OK, it is the NEW NAVY.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 4:31:42 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet (Uranus)
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To: wxgesr

LOL!


33 posted on 04/23/2013 5:04:59 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: dfwgator
Lot of good Aussie music in the 80s....Split Enz/Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church.INXS, Men At Work, AC/DC...

I agree and I absolutely love Crowded House - great lyrics and harmonies, great pop music (although they were a 90’s band).

Crowded House - Better Be Home Soon

Then there is the “Eagle Rock” by a little known Aussie band from the early 70’s – 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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-CaIy-Y-PA

I dare you to not smile and tap your toes to this. : ),

34 posted on 04/23/2013 5:22:44 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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