Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cancer Claims Aussie Music Icon - Chrissy Amphlett Dead at 53

Music has always been something special to me, the one thing I've always been able to connect to emotionally when nothing else could touch me. Sadly, today it is bringing me nothing but tears.

In New York on Sunday, Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the Australian band The Divinyls, passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 53. Chrissy also suffered from MS which meant she could not receive many of the normal cancer treatments such as radiation therapy & chemo.

The passing of Chrissy has touched me deeply, probably because her voice was a big part of my late teens & twenties as The Divinyls rocked their way through the 80's & early 90's. From "Boys In Town" (1982) to their biggest international success "I Touch Myself" (1991 - No1 in Aus, No10 in UK & No4 in US) and beyond, Chrissy's voice always seemed to be there.

Rock-in-Peace Chrissy, you are an inspiration to many, remaining a part of the Oz music scene even as you battled for your own life. You music will live on forever. Thank you for the pleasure your voice gave us.

For those who haven't heard The Divinyls, here's their prophetic 1984 single "The Good Die Young".

The information contained in this blog can not be considered medical advice. These are only my own thoughts, feelings & ideas. If you or someone you know are having problems with mental illness please seek qualified medical advice.

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