ORGAN THING: TODAY WE CELEBRATE THE DIVINYLS, R.I.P CHRISSY AMPHLETT

Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett

Organ thing today is a celebration of a fine pop band and their singer, We just read that Former Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has died in New York after a long battle with cancer, always loved the new wave pop and The Divinyls.

Amphlett, 53, lived in New York with her husband, former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton.

“Hers was a life of passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest”.

Australian-born singer Chrissy Amphlett revealed in 2010 that she had breast cancer, and she had also battled multiple sclerosis.  Former Divinyls manager Andrew McManus told New.com.au the singer had been in “incredible pain”.   He said: “I spoke to Chrissy for a good half hour. She was incredible pain and some of the things she said to me I’ll never forget. I’ll never repeat what she said but it was incredibly sad.”

The classic 80s new wave flavoured pop band are probably best known for their  glorious slice of earfood I Touch Myself,  and today we celebrate Chrissy and her edgy pop

“The Divinyls’ Christina Amphlett is the most dynamic live female performer Australia has ever produced, let alone sent out into the world. With the help of an ever changing Divinyls lineup, Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee have created a legacy of powerful pop records.” The Divinyls on AllMusic

CHRISSY AMPHLETT on WIKI

Divinyls’ promo-video for the hit single ‘Science Fiction’ taken from the 1983 album ‘Desperate’.

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