Farewell, Chrissy Amphlett: Defiant performer refused to play by the rules | Sex History | Scoop.it

[Christina Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls]  was dangerous and fearless and confounding because she didn't follow the rules.


It's why young women were thrilled by her and even many men eventually found that strength impressive.


Of course, she was beset by doubts, like anyone, had more than enough demons and later revealed how much it took out of her to put on that front night after night. But in the big beer barns and the testosterone-fuelled venues where sexism was a given and aggression never too far away, she stared down the blokes, shut them up and then fired them up anew, making them clamour for the front positions as they mixed up fear and attraction, admiration and confusion.