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June Millington of Fanny, pioneering all-female rock band

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Our guest June Millington co-founded and played lead guitar in Fanny, 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 shares stories about her days with Fanny and since, touring and working with artists as diverse as Jethro Tull, Chicago, Dr. John, Holly Near and Barbra Streisand. We're hoping she'll be joined by sister Jean, lead singer for Fanny.