A great Australian rock icon, Chrissie Amphlett, has sadly lost her battle with breast cancer and MS at the age of only 53.
Growing up in Sydney in the '80s, I seemed to hear her great voice every time I turned on the radio - and there was no mistaking it for anyone else's! She could rock as hard as any bloke, and stood out as a strong, sexy and brutally honest woman in the world of entertainment. Sad news.
Here's some of her work - a great song, with a mandatory pretentious '80s video featuring locations in Sydney and a sadly prescient lyric.