June & Jean Millington of “Fanny” ’70’s Female Rock Band – Radio Show
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10-11:30 PM ET
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Our guests are June and Jean Millington. June co-founded and played lead guitar in Fanny, and Jean was the lead singer. Fanny was the first all-woman rock band to release an album on a major label back in the male-dominated 1970s. Guitar Player magazine called her “the hottest female guitar player in the industry.” Here’s what David Bowie said about Fanny in Rolling Stone (29 December 1999): “One of the most important female bands in American rock has been buried without a trace. And that is Fanny. They were one of the finest… rock bands of their time, in about 1973. They were extraordinary… they’re as important as anybody else who’s ever been, ever; it just wasn’t their time.”
Maybe now is their time. Join us tonight as June and Jean share juicy behind the scenes stories about their days with Fanny and since, touring and working with artists as diverse as Jethro Tull, Chicago, Dr. John, Holly Near and Barbra Streisand. We’ll also play some of their music!
Fanny on the cover of their 1972 album Fanny Hill (clockwise from left: Jean Millington, June Millington, Alice de Buhr, Nickey Barclay)