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Chrissy Amphlett Fans Petition For Melbourne Laneway To Be Named In Her Honour

Written by Sarah Bella on May 7, 2013

Fans of the late, great Chrissy Amphlett are petitioning the City of Melbourne to name a laneway after the Divinyls frontwoman, saying that it would be a fitting tribute for the legendary rock chick.

The petition, which aims to collect 1,500 signatures, has the support of Amphlett’s husband and Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton.

Fan Jessica Adams started the petition, stating:

“Chrissy Amphlett loved Melbourne and it would be wonderful for her family, friends and admirers all over the world to have a special space dedicated to her in this famously musical city.”

Melburnians have never shied away from paying tribute to their idols, with Corporation Lane being renamed ACDC Lane in 2004, an enduring tribute to the classic Australian rock band. In 2007, Brown Alley was renamed Dame Edna Place in honour of Barry Humphries‘ iconic stage character, while Paul Hester Walk along the Elwood Canal was named after the late Crowded House drummer.

Chrissy Amphlett passed away in New York on 21st April after a long battle with cancer. You can sign the petition here.

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