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Fanny the right to rock!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by eddiewagner, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. eddiewagner

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    Hell yeah
     
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    Will watch it! I never heard of them.
     
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    loved 'em ever since their first album...
    doesn't look like the original drummer but that could just be age.
    they used to have a singing redhead keyboard player.
    they were the first guitar playing girl rock band i ever knew of.
    don't know why they didn''t get more airplay..
    they were also purty dang cute back in the day
     
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    Totally missed them.
    They absolutely flew in the face of the Mainstream of the Day!
     
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    I was aware of them, but didn't listen much. There were a lot more exciting things in music (to me) that were happening at that time. But I really respect them for putting it out there despite all the pigeon holing, prejudice, stereotyping, etc. I'd like to see the movie for sure. They definitely have the right to rock!
     
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    Bada$$ gals - I will see this movie - maybe take my daughter :cool:
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Good to see that June still rocks.
     
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    I remember Fanny. I had their first two albums. They were definitely NOT your typical female band. They could rock!

    I’d watch that for sure. Wow, 50 years later and still rocking.
     
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    Wow, I've never hear of them but a first glance they look like they knew exactly what they were doing.

    That band name, though...
     
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    I saw them on public television back in the early '70's. They never received any radio play that I heard, but the great Midwest was way behind the times on the music scene. Our first FM station did not appear until around 77-78?
     
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    Clyde Clifford played them on KAAY on his show Beeker Street
     
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    Hell no I'm not watching that.
     
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    Wow! Hopefully there is more accetance nowadays. I wonder how much effort was placed by the industry to keep them from getting bigger. I suspect a lot.
     
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    I've rerad lots of recent interviews. Back in the day, Fanny made a minor splash because they were female hard rockers--that's exactly how they were described, every single time they were mentioned: Fannythefemalerockband--but despite reasonable interest, they never really established themselves as broadly popular. Joan Jett, who I personally lump in with the Monkees and others as primarily a novelty act (tuff chick) maybe took up that space sufficienbtly for the market. The interesting thing about Fanny, I now find, is that June Millington (lead) who is the usual spokesperson, seems really fantastic in her mnusical thinking and attitude. She's clearly 100% genuine and direct, obviously the real deal. I really enjoy how they're establishing themselves now, in the present, and not as a "revival," and I hope they get support and attention.
     
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    There was an article about them in Vintage Guitar a few years back. I believe June Millington is starting a foundation focused on teaching girls to play music and succeed in a male-centric industry. She has a place in Western Massachusetts or Vermont if I remember correctly. We often vacation near there, we want to stop in and make a donation. Our household believes in supporting the disenfranchised in many walks of life, and getting more girls into playing in bands and writing music is something that have long supported on a local level.
     
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    It has a different meaning in the US (rear end) than in the UK (front end).
     
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    Thank you for your input.
     
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    I always had a huge crush on Jean, the bass player, but she went and married Earl Slick before I got to meet her, lol. PSA- She's had a stroke, and her sister June has started a Go Fund Me page to raise money for her medical costs. Now, what started out as a happy thread has me crying like a baby. What a bummer!
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/9se4a3-jean-millington-go
     
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    I was vaguely familiar with the Millingtons and the band, but a doc? I’m on it.
     
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    Jean's the one holding the flowers in this pic, and her sister June, the guitar player, is on the left. 367 June Millington- Fanny.jpg
     
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