The late Divinyl’s singer Chrissy Amphlett helped put Australian rock music on the international map and is recognised with a permanent accolade to her in the form of a renamed lane off Little Bourke Street between Spring and Exhibition Streets, in Melbourne, Australia.
- Amphlett Lane, was renamed from its former name Corporation Lane due to ‘Team Chrissy’, a well run campaign by Amphlett fans and 7000 lobbyists.
- The laneway is nestled behind Melbourne’s Princess Theatre and the rear of the Palace Theatre on Bourke Street, two of the Divinyl’s concert venues.
- As well as a commemorative plaque, the laneway is adorned with two artworks by Tasmanian artist Peter Gouldthorpe and a stencil work by Melbourne artist Damien Arena; one featuring the singer’s iconic schoolgirl uniform and her beloved dogs.
Amphlett was only 53 when she died from breast cancer in 2013; and had worldwide hits with the Divinyl’s such as: Science Fiction, The Boys in Town and I Touch Myself (which has been latterly used in breast cancer awareness campaigns).
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