Pleasure and Pain
My Life Revised edition
Pleasure and Pain by Chrissy Amphlett
Book DescriptionChrissy Amphlett is a legend in the world of Australian music - and now she tells her own story. From growing up in Geelong, Victoria to being the lead singer of the iconic band The Divinyls, to living in New York and mixing with the likes of Keith Richard and Mick Jagger, she has led an amazing life. In this book she tells of life on and off the road, and gives a unique account of a woman surviving in a male-dominated and money/testosterone/alcohol/drug-fuelled industry. She talks of the early days when she was breaking into the music scene; of being arrested for busking when a teenager travelling in Spain; of how her angry and provocative stage act drew on her childhood and background; she wanted to shock and, above all, be in control. And she tells of what it was to be at the top, in those years of success and excess, both in Australia and in the United States. Contains four additional chapters charting Chrissy's life since her diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780733624742
Classification: Autobiography: arts & entertainment , Rock & Pop music , Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Format: Paperback (200mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Hodder Headline Australia
Publisher: Hodder Headline Australia
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Chrissy Amphlett
Chrissy Amphlett was an Australian singer and frontwoman of the rock band Divinyls who had four top ten albums and immense international success with the song I Touch Myself . Chrissy died in 2013 after a long illness. Larry Writer is a freelance writer for the WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN magazine, the AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW, the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and The AUSTRALIAN WOMEN S WEEKLY. Larry s Ned Kelly Award-winning book RAZOR is now a major TV series Underbelly Razor . His other books include FIRST BLOOD, THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK OF TRUE CRIME and GARDEN OF EVIL. . Previous Books: Pleasure and Pain (Bfmt 2007); Larry Writer is also author of the bestseller, Razor.
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