Melbourne will soon have an Amphlett Lane honouring the late Chrissy Amphlett of Divinyls.
Chrissy Amphlett died on April 21, 2013 from breast cancer. After the cancer was discovered Chrissie was unable undergo radiation treatment or chemotherapy because she had earlier been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Geelong born Chrissy rose to international fame as lead singer of Divinyls. With Divinyls Chrissie was a fixture on the Australian music charts starting with ‘Boys In Town’ in 1981 and continuing the decade with ‘Science Fiction’, ‘Good Die Young’, ‘Pleasure and Pain’, ‘Back To The Wall’ and ‘Hey Little Boy’ and then into the 90s with ‘I Touch Myself’, ‘I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore’, ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘I’m Jealous’.
Amphlett Lane is a currently unnamed lane in the centre of the City of Melbourne off Little Bourke Street, near Spring Street and behind the now closed Palace nightclub.
Documents have now been submitted to the City of Melbourne council. They will vote on the renaming to the lane to Amphlett Lane this Tuesday.