Chrissy Amphlett's famous uniform at Amphlett Lane, Melbourne.

Happy Birthday Chrissy Amphlett

Happy Birthday Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett was born on 25th October 1959. This is her dog, Holiday, who is immortalised, along with Chrissy’s famous school uniform and Divinyls amplifier, at Amphlett Lane in Melbourne. (Picture: Copyright Charley Drayton/Chrissy Amphlett).

 

Holiday (Chrissy Amphlett/Charley Drayton)
Holiday (Chrissy Amphlett/Charley Drayton)

The school uniform she is remembered by was not her only look (see below, in this photograph by Tony Mott for On the Street magazine) but it was her most famous wardrobe branding, helping break Divinyls internationally.

 

Chrissy Amphlett photographed by Tony Mott for On the Street.
Chrissy Amphlett photographed by Tony Mott for On the Street.

Amphlett Lane

Amphlett Lane, off Little Bourke Street, near Spring Street and Exhibition Street,  Melbourne, is where Chrissy Amphlett  walked from the stage door of The Princess Theatre, where she starred in the hit musical Boy From Oz.

The Divinyls are also recorded in gig guides as having played a double-bill with Joan Jett at The Palace Theatre, Bourke Street, which is at the back of Amphlett Lane. Both stage doors are steps away from each other.

Chrissy’s husband Charley Drayton, drummer for Cold Chisel, remembers her here, at the opening, along with her cousin Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett and members of her family.

 

 

One of the last messages Chrissy ever left for her fans was on  social media, where she mentions Holiday (below). “My little dog Holiday lays on the end of the bed when I am not feeling great  and doesn’t leave my side.”

Amphlett Lane is a permanent tribute to Chrissy Amphlett along with her music – and a campaign for breast cancer awareness, I Touch Myself  which Chrissy gave her blessing to, before she passed. She is also remembered in the ARIA Hall of Fame along with one of her most famous songs, Science Fiction.  Happy Birthday Chrissy Amphlett!

 

Peter Gouldthorpe painting Chrissy's Divinyls amplifier and her dogs (Image: Peter Gouldthorpe)
Peter Gouldthorpe painting Chrissy’s Divinyls amplifier and her dogs (Image: Peter Gouldthorpe)
Chrissy Amphlett's message to her fans - and Holiday, her dog.
Chrissy Amphlett’s message to her fans mentions Holiday, her dog, who never left her side.

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