Christine Joy "Chrissy" Amphlett (; 25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) was an Australian singer, songwriter and actress who was the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls.
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Christine Joy Amphlett
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Christine Joy "Chrissy" Amphlett (25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) was an Australian singer who was lead singer of the rock band Divinyls.
She grew up in Geelong as a singer and dancer. She left home as a teenager and travelled to England, France and Spain where she was imprisoned for three months for singing on the streets.
In May 2001, Divinyls' "Science Fiction", written by Amphlett and lead guitarist Mark McEntee, was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. Amphlett and McEntee barely spoke after the band had separated in 1996, but resumed contact when they were inducted in the 2006 ARIA Hall of Fame, eventually announcing a new tour and album.
Amphlett grew up in Geelong and was a student at Belmont High School with Denis Walter. She was a cousin of Australian singer Little Pattie (Patricia Amphlett).
On 27 July 1999, Amphlett married American drummer Charley Drayton, who played drums on the Divinyls' eponymous album and was the drummer in the reformed group. Prior to her marriage to Drayton, Amphlett had an affair with Mark McEntee.
In an interview on the Nine Network program A Current Affair, on 7 December 2007, Amphlett revealed that she had multiple sclerosis. On 20 October 2010, she announced that she had breast cancer, and was being treated in New York where she lived with her husband. She said her sister is a breast cancer survivor. On 24 January 2011, she claimed to be free of cancer.
Amphlett died on 21 April 2013 at her home in New York City after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 53. Because she also suffered from multiple sclerosis, Amphlett had been unable to have radiation treatment or chemotherapy for the cancer
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Singer, songwriter, actress
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Belmont High School
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Rock, new wave
Chrysalis Records, Virgin Records, RCA Records
Divinyls, The Tulips
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