Monday, April 22, 2013

Christina Amphlett (1959-2013)

You might not know the name, but Christina Amphlett was the lead singer of the Australian group, Divinyls, whose biggest US hit was "I Touch Myself", which merited some heavy MTV airplay back in the day. News has come across the wires that Ms. Amphlett has passed away at 53.

Divinyls had pretty much called it a day a while back, leaving behind a raunchy musical legacy with "Touch", the double entendre-laced lyrics likely to create some discomfort for some folks. However, let's take a time trip back to when the band first started, back in the early 80's. The clip for "Boys In Town" was shot in 1981, though Divinyls' debut album didn't come out until 1983.

Rest in peace, Christina.

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