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Anon La Ply 04-22-2013 10:12 AM

Chrissy Amphlette RIP
For the Aussies - not sure how known she was OS.

Chrissy was lead vocalist for the Divinyls, who were part of the soundtrack of my youth. She just died around my age of breast cancer and MS.


This was the first I saw of her - killer presence http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjxf7jkDCck

keep it simple 04-22-2013 10:17 AM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
A shame indeed :( Even a few tracks that touched these shores.

Anon La Ply 04-22-2013 10:43 AM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
I hear that I Touch Myself sold OS but I didn't know the detail

Some good comments in the obit article:

"With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women".

"Pop music had trained us to expect that women in rock were kind of like accessories - pretty things in short skirts and winsome smiles," he said. "We didn't really expect to see anyone who came on like a cavewoman. She was such a mighty singer, but she was innately so rock 'n' roll".

toddmc 04-22-2013 11:12 AM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
Just saw this on the news, a sad day indeed. Chrissy had one of those unique voices and certainly paved the way for generations of "rock chicks".

MaryO 04-22-2013 12:22 PM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
I didn't know much about her...seems like they were pretty much a one hit wonder group over here with I Touch Myself, but that video was huge. I liked her voice...very unique. I had no idea she had such health problems, sad news.

IDDrummer 04-22-2013 04:50 PM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
Damn, I loved her and the DiVinyls. They were one of the bands we'd get import records for, and only the "cool kids" knew about, back when I was running a record store. At least, prior to "I Touch Myself."

I knew she had MS, but I hadn't heard the news that she was fighting cancer.

That sucks. RIP Chrissy.

8Mile 04-22-2013 04:52 PM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
I just heard I Touch Myself the other day. I liked her vocal style and the sound of the band. I had no idea what was going on with them and wondered what they're doing these days. Sad to read about this and find out the bad news. RIP, Chrissy.

bermuda 04-22-2013 04:59 PM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
Touch Myself was big enough in the States to earn a spot in one of Al's polka medlies! I sort of recall Boys In Town did something too.

A shame, she was only 53, which is not very old in the entertainment biz.


5678...procrastinate 04-25-2013 12:43 PM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
I saw her , on T.V., and she was electric.
I turned 53 the other day.
She burnt so hard.

drstrangefunk 04-27-2013 09:58 AM

Re: Chrissy Amphlette RIP
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

one of my favorite drum songs and guitar songs.
i know where you go you're gonna make out alright.

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and live

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