RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend - TennisForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Ziggy Starduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Dreaming
Posts: 10,765
                     
RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

AUSTRALIAN rock singer Chrissy Amphlett has lost her battle with breast cancer.

Amphlett, aged 53, passed away in her adopted home of New York with husband Charley Drayton.

The singer, who fronted rock band Divinyls, had fought breast cancer as well as suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

She was also Australia's first rock chick.

Her cousin, Patricia 'Little Pattie' Thompson and family have released the following statement.

“Our beloved Chrissy peacefully made her transition this morning. Christine Joy Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, diseases she vigorously fought with exceptional bravery and dignity. She passed gently, in her sleep, surrounded by close friends and family, including husband of fourteen years, musician Charley Drayton, her sister, Leigh, nephew, Matt, and cousin Patricia Thompson ("Little Pattie").

"Chrissy's light burns so very brightly. Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women. Best remembered as the lead singer of the ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Divinyls, last month she was named one of Australia's top ten singers of all time. Chrissy expressed hope that her worldwide hit I Touch Myself would remind women to perform annual breast examinations. Chrissy was a true pioneer and a treasure to all whose lives her music and spirit touched."

Many of you may not know who she is but you'll possibly know this song from her days in the Divinyls





An Australian music legend




Concerned but not consumed.
Ziggy Starduck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 12:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Super Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 35,207
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

I Touch Myself was a big hit here; basically Divinyl's only one in the US... I wasn't aware of her rich career in Australia. Sounds like she went through a lot RIP.

Elena Baltacha 1983-2014
Super Dave is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 01:03 PM
Senior Member
 
CrossCourt~Rally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: ~BALTIMORE~
Posts: 122,723
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

Quote:
Originally Posted by Super Dave View Post
I Touch Myself was a big hit here; basically Divinyl's only one in the US... I wasn't aware of her rich career in Australia. Sounds like she went through a lot RIP.
Loved I Touch Myself. The video ( directed by a young Michael Bay ) was one of the sexiest of the 90s... RIP
CrossCourt~Rally is online now  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,068
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

Boys in town was my favourite song of theirs! RIP...What a legend.

Dani12 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:29 PM
country flag pov
Senior Member
 
pov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 25,375
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

Much respect. I remember the punk-rockers playing Divinyl's stuff for me back in the day. She had the fierceness. Boys in Town and I Touch Myself are classics.

Mulder: "So you're agreeing with me?"
Scully "No! You're bat-crap crazy."


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
pov is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 02:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Invisible Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 3,609
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

Apart from maybe their best known songs: Pleasure and Pain and I Touch Myself they had quite a few hits in Australia. Some of the other songs I like:





RIP

Top 10: Ashleigh Barty, Caroline Garcia, Jamie Hampton, Jelena Jankovic, Agnieszka Radwanska, Lucie Safarova, Maria Sharapova, Karolina Sprem, Sam Stosur, Jarmila Wolfe.

All time favourite: Anna Chakvetadze


Will my weakness for an hour, make me suffer for a life time?
Invisible Fan is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2013, 05:02 PM
Senior Member
 
Drake1980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 49,280
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

very sad news

SERENA WILLIAMS
Drake1980 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 01:12 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
wta_zuperfann's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 7,499
                     
Re: RIP Chrissie Amphlett 1959 - 2013 Aussie Music Legend

Sad news.

"I Touch Myself" was a popular song here in the Twin Cities that was often played at baseball parks before the games started. It sure livened up the crowd.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.



Abraham Lincoln
wta_zuperfann is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome