Chrissy Amphlett was an influential Australian artist who passed away after fighting the dual battles of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis on 21 April 2013. Her husband, musician, Charley Drayton, her cousin, Patricia `Little Pattie' Thompson, and family were by her side in her adopted home of New York.
With her force of character and vocal strength, Chrissy paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women. Best remembered as the lead singer of ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, Divinyls, she was named one of Australia's top ten singers of all time.
With the Divinyls, Chrissy fused street level energy with an awe-inspiring vocal presence that brought a new level of lyrical honesty to contemporary music. She defined a generation with her raw talent, fearless sexuality, and unfaltering energy and changed the Australian music scene with her groundbreaking performances.
Chrissy was a true pioneer and a treasure to all whose lives her music and spirit touched. That spirit is evident in her hope that the worldwide hit 'I Touch Myself' would be reincarnated as an anthem to remind women to touch themselves for early breast cancer detection.
You can keep Chrissy's dream alive by spreading her message. Share the anthem using #itouchmyselfproject.