A BENEFIT CONCERT!! June Millington – Art House May 26th From the band Fanny. Coming up soon! May 26th, in Berkeley CA: benefit for my sister Jean, whom I wish could play that night. She is recovering from a stroke, and we want her back in every way! Please join if you can … it will be epic. xx Art House Gallery & Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94705 510-472-3170 ALL Ages Wheelchair Accessible $20- $200 Donation 6:30 Door 7:30 SHOW It OK to Bring Food and Beverages (this is happening the day after her birthday, and I remember the same day or thereabouts – we played the Fillmore East, in 1971. For two or 3 days! Heck, we had a lot of energy then, but this ol’ gal still got some left:)) Sisters June Millington (born April 14, 1948, Manila, Philippines) and Jean Millington (born May 25, 1949, Manila, Philippines) moved with their family from the Philippines to Sacramento, California in 1961. In high school they formed an all-girl band called the Svelts with June on guitar, Jean on bass, Addie Lee on guitar, and Brie Brandt on drums. Brandt was later replaced by Alice de Buhr (born September 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa). When the Svelts disbanded, de Buhr and Lee formed another all-female group called Wild Honey. The Millington sisters later joined this band, which played Motown covers and eventually moved to Los Angeles. Frustrated by a lack of success or respect in the male-dominated rock scene, Wild Honey decided to disband after one final open-mic appearance at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles in 1969. They were spotted at this gig by the secretary of producer Richard Perry, who had been searching for an all-female rock band to mentor. Perry convinced Warner Bros. Records to sign the band, still known as Wild Honey, to Reprise Records.[3] Prior to recording their first album, the band recruited keyboardist Nickey Barclay (born April 21, 1951, Washington, DC).[1] The band was then renamed Fanny, not with a sexual connotation but to denote a female spirit.[4] The initial lineup consisted of June Millington on guitar, Jean Millington on bass, Alice de Buhr on drums, Nickey Barclay on keyboards, and former Svelts member Brie Brandt on lead vocals and percussion. Richard Perry dismissed Brandt in an effort to downsize the band.[5] The Millingtons and Barclay all assumed lead vocal duties on alternating songs, while de Buhr sang lead occasionally on later albums. Perry produced the band’s first three albums: Fanny (1970), Charity Ball (1971), and Fanny Hill (1972). Shortly after the release of the first album, Barclay temporarily quit the band to join Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen touring ensemble; Cocker advised her to return to Fanny. The title track “Charity Ball” from the second album reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100.The members of Fanny also worked as session musicians, most notably on Barbra Streisand’s 1971 album Barbra Joan Streisand.Their fourth album, Mother’s Pride (1973), was produced by Todd Rundgren.[3] With young engineer Leslie Ann Jones as their road manager and live sound mixer,[9] Fanny toured worldwide, opening for Slade, Jethro Tull and Humble Pie,[10] gaining widespread popularity in the United Kingdom. A 1971 article in Sounds remarked of the group, “seems that they are the support group to everyone these days”.[11] After Mother’s Pride, June Millington and Alice de Buhr left the band. Patti Quatro (sister of Suzi Quatro) joined on guitar, and Brie Brandt once again returned on drums. This lineup signed with Casablanca Records and released the final Fanny album, Rock and Roll Survivors, in 1974.[3] Brandt left the band shortly after the album’s completion when she married composer James Newton Howard, and was briefly replaced by Cam Davis. However, the band soon disintegrated even as “Butter Boy” became their biggest single, reaching #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1975. In a 1999 interview with Rolling Stone, Fanny fan David Bowie revealed his respect for the band: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. Revivify Fanny. And I will feel that my work is done. — David Bowie After Fanny[edit] After the breakup, in 1975 the Millington sisters put together a new line-up of Fanny for a short tour, though no older Fanny material was played. This group ultimately morphed into a new all-women band called the L.A. All-Stars, which generated some interest from record labels, but with the stipulation that the band tour as Fanny and play only old Fanny songs, which June Millington opposed. June Millington, described by Guitar Player as the hottest female guitar player in the music industry, released three solo albums in the 1980s and has had a career as a producer for artists including Holly Near, Cris Williamson and Bitch and Animal. June now operates the Institute for Musical Arts, a non-profit organization supporting girls and women in music.Jean Millington was married to Bowie’s guitarist Earl Slick for a time and is presently an herbalist.The Millingtons continued to record together after Fanny as well, most recently on the 2011 album Play Like a Girl on June’s label Fabulous Records. Nickey Barclay released a solo album titled Diamond in a Junkyard in 1976 then withdrew from the music industry. Alice de Buhr later worked in marketing for several major record labels and presently runs the Fanny website. Patti Quatro continued to work as a session musician for her sister Suzi Quatro as well as Electric Light Orchestra on A New World Record in 1976, Keith Moon, and France Gall, and recently has been involved in the reissue of material by the Quatro sisters’ early band the Pleasure Seekers. Brie Brandt, later known as Brie Howard-Darling and currently as Brie Howard, had an active post-Fanny career, touring and recording with Electric Light Orchestra on A New World Record in 1976, Carole King, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Robbie Nevil, and Jack Wagner. She fronted the bands American Girls, which released one album in 1986; and Boxing Gandhis, which has released four albums since the mid-1990s. She’s also had an active acting career starting with the 1982 film Android and is the mother of Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt. In 2002, Rhino Records released the deluxe, limited edition 4-CD box set First Time in a Long Time, which collects Fanny’s first four studio albums plus live recordings, outtakes, and promotional items. A classic lineup reunion concert featuring the Millington sisters and Alice de Buhr (Nickey Barclay declined to appear for health reasons) was held at Berklee College of Music on April 20, 2007,where the band members received the Rockrgrl Women of Valor award for their achievements. All four original Fanny albums are available on Real Gone records, with updated liner notes, pictures, and new mixes. In 2016, Brie Howard joined a live performance by the Millington sisters. This inspired the formation of a new band called Fanny Walked the Earth. An all-new album also titled Fanny Walked the Earth was released in March 2018. The album marks the first time June, Jean, and Brie all recorded at the same time in nearly 50 years.

A BENEFIT CONCERT!! June Millington – Art House May 26th From the band Fanny. Coming up soon! May 26th, in Berkeley CA: benefit for my sister Jean, whom I wish could play that night. She is recovering from a stroke, and we want her back in every way! Please join if you can … it…

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