Divinyls

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Divinyls /dəˈvaɪnəlz/ (often incorrectly referred to as The Divinyls) was an Australian rock band that was formed in Sydney in 1980. The band primarily consisted of vocalist Chrissy Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee. Amphlett garnered widespread attention for performing on stage in a school uniform and fishnet stockings, and often used an illuminated neon tube as a prop for displaying aggression towards both band members and the audience. Originally a five-piece, the band underwent numerous line-up changes while Amphlett and McEntee remained as core members, before its dissolution in 1996.

In May 2001, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named "Science Fiction" as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. The band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2006 and in late 2007 Amphlett and McEntee reconvened to record a new single and begin working on a new album. The band played a short series of live gigs in Australia in late 2007 and early 2008.

Divinyls released five studio albums—four placed in the Top 10 Australian chart, while one (Divinyls) reached No. 15 in the United States (US). Their biggest-selling single "I Touch Myself" (1990) achieved a No. 1 ranking in Australia, No. 4 in the US and No. 10 in the United Kingdom (UK).

Aged 53 years, Amphlett died on 21 April 2013 at her home in New York City, US after a protracted battle with breast cancer. Amphlett had been unable to receive radiation treatment or chemotherapy as treatment for the cancer due to the multiple sclerosis that she concurrently suffered from.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 Desperate 9
1985 What a Life 3
1988 Temperamental 1
1990 diVINYLS 3
1996 Underworld 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Essential 3 1
1993 The Collection 1
1997 Make You Happy 1981-1993 1
2006 Greatest Hits 1
2008 The Essential Divinyls 1
Pleasure & Pain 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 Monkey Grip 2

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 I Touch Myself 2
2007 Don't Wanna Do This 1

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