LiSTNR’s Behind The Hits remembers the late, great Chrissy Amphlett
Chrissy Amphlett was a genuine musical pioneer. As the attention-grabbing singer in Australian band Divinyls, she topped charts around the world, and in doing so – Chrissy fiercely kicked down doors for women as she took on the male-dominated rock industry of the 1980s.
Over the last decade, since the singer sadly passed away from breast cancer in 2013, Chrissy’s legacy has been firmly established and her songs continue to be discovered by new generations.
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Created by LiSRNR, Behind The Hits is a special podcast series that dives into music stories from behind the scenes with the iconic artists and those who lived it, this month creating a special Behind The Hits episode to commemorate the 10-year anniversary since the passing of rock legend, Chrissy Amphlett.
Featuring the thoughts and reflections of leading music voices including Ella Hooper, Missy Higgins, Lisa Veronica and Pink, as well has previous interviews with Chrissy, her music and influence on the Australian music industry is celebrated in this special Behind The Hits episode.
This is an extra special listen for music lovers in the region. Recognised as one of the most formidable singers the Australian music industry has ever seen for her chart-conquering contributions to Divinyls, the late, great Chrissy Amphlett is considered one of the most prominent musicians to have ever come from Geelong. Born in the regional city on October 21 1959, Amphlett attended Belmont High School before moving to Sydney to form Divinyls with Mark McEntee in 1980, where her inimitable stage presence and vocal range asserted her as one of the best singers of her era.
Listen to the podcast here