Chrissy Amphlett of Divinyls has passed away
Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of Australian alternative rock outfit Divinyls, has passed away. According to Australian website The Age, Amphlett died in New York on Sunday (April 21) after a tough fight with cancer. She was 53.
Amphlett was living with her in New York, and back in 2010, she announced that she was fighting cancer and also had also recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Divinyls got together in Sydney in 1980, and the band soon raked up quite a few hits in Australia during the ‘80s, such as “Science Fiction,” “Boys in Town,” “Good Die Young” and “Pleasure and Pain.” While the band was doing well in its homeland, popularity abroad was a different story. Divinyls didn’t really break out until their 1990 single, the sexual tune “I Touch Myself,” which scored the band a ton of fanfare in America and all over the world. By the time “I Touch Myself” broke, the band consisted of primarily Amphlett and Mark McEntee.
Divinyls parted ways in the mid-‘90s and got back together in 2006. They were inducted into Australia’s ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006.