August 30, 2018

Chrissie Amphlett 1959-2013

Chrissie Amphlett was the lead singer and driving force behind Divinyls, the Australian band whose most widely known songs include Boys In Town, Pleasure and Pain, and I Touch Myself. I read that she played Judy Garland in the 1998 Australian production of The Boy From Oz and was interested to hear a recording. I found this tender and loving performance of Peter Allen's All I Wanted Was The Dream from first Legs Diamond and then, The Boy From Oz.

As the song played I was reading that Chrissie had passed away of breast cancer in 2013.

Bookend this almost chilling performance with the pure rock and roll of the first Divinyls song I heard. Thanks for the siren songs, Chrissie. Peace out.