Christina Amphlett-Drayton, 1959-2013

Another sad loss: Christina Amphlett, the former lead singer and songwriter for the Australian band Divinyls, has died after a long struggle with cancer and MS. She had lived in New York for many years, and will be mourned by many, many of her friends here.

Nina and I first got to know Chrissy way back in 1982, when the Divinyls came to Power Station to record their album Desperate. She was a beautiful, loving, keenly intelligent woman, and an immensely gifted artist.

Our thoughts and sympathies go out to her husband, Charley Drayton. Chrissy may be best remembered for the hit single I Touch Myself, but she touched a great many lives as well. She will be deeply missed.

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