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Singer of "I Touch Myself" dead

Chrissie Amphlett, Australian singer who led band the Divinyls for nearly a decade, is dead of breast cancer at 53.

She looks a bit like Garland in the photo..?

And she also played Russell Crowe's mother (!) in Blood Brothers...hmmm.....

I love that song, still, and their version of "Human," later covered by another Chrissie - Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.

by Anonymousreply 2305/11/2013

Whoops, I got my Chrissies - or the spelling of them, mixed up.

It's CHRISSY AMPHLETT. My apologies.

by Anonymousreply 104/22/2013

She didn't touch herself enough for the self-exam?

by Anonymousreply 204/22/2013

I loved their first single, 'Boys in Town'. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 304/22/2013

She was wonderful as Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz in Australia.

by Anonymousreply 404/22/2013

Favorite Divinyls song: "Ring Me Up."

Best song of all those used in "Sixteen Candles."


Eternal rest, Chrissie. You suffered enough here these past few years.

by Anonymousreply 504/22/2013

R2 she actually pushed for that song to be used to promote self exams.

by Anonymousreply 604/22/2013

Man, she was young. I had no idea she was sick. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 704/22/2013

She made an excellent "naughty schoolgirl" - RIP, honey.

by Anonymousreply 804/22/2013

This really saddened me. They had some great tracks. Loved their remake of "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 904/22/2013

I thought it only made you go blind.

by Anonymousreply 1004/22/2013

She never claimed it was the Midas touch.

by Anonymousreply 1104/22/2013

I've seen The Divinyls live! She could rock as hard as any dude!

by Anonymousreply 1204/22/2013

I love their song " Back To The Wall" that was used for the Nightmare on Elm Street 4 soundtrack...Rest in Peace.

by Anonymousreply 1304/23/2013

That's uncanny, I've been listening to "I Touch Myself" repeatedly these last few days. Now it's gonna feel weird doing it. Oh well, RIP Chrissie.

by Anonymousreply 1404/23/2013

RIP to an amazing performer and artist.

by Anonymousreply 1504/23/2013

I actually didn't realize how much more the Divinyls did before I Touch Myself.

Anyone have suggestions for songs I should check out?

by Anonymousreply 1604/23/2013

For R16

by Anonymousreply 1704/23/2013

I'll miss her!When I think about her I touch myself too.I always wanted to touch her so she could relax her hands.

by Anonymousreply 1804/23/2013

Another for R16

by Anonymousreply 1904/23/2013

Sad. 'Sleeping Beauty' was another great Divinyls track.

by Anonymousreply 2004/23/2013

She was a fucking force of nature on stage. Divinyls have an amazing catalogue of songs. RIP Chrissy

by Anonymousreply 2104/24/2013

She was amazing as Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz.

by Anonymousreply 2204/29/2013

Pleasure and Pain is one of the greatest songs of the 80's...I used to have the 45.

Waaaaa, I just found out about her today.

by Anonymousreply 2305/11/2013
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