Chrissy Amphlett, Divinyls singer, dead at 53

  • Amphlett’s one U.S. hit lives on.

It’s a wonder that Tipper Gore and her legion of censors never went after Chrissy Amphlett, lead singer of the one-hit-wonder Australian band Divinyls. Amphlett died Sunday in New York from multiple sclerosis and breast cancer at the age of 53.

The group’s 1991 hit, “I Touch Myself,” is a dirty little radio love letter in a time long before sexting. As grunge began to take over more of the airwaves and MTV, “I Touch Myself” was practically a throwback when it clawed its way to No. 4 on the U.S. charts the same year that Nirvana’s Nevermind was transfixing young listeners.

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