June Millington (born April 14, 1948, Manila, Philippines), and her sister Jean Millington, founded a band named Fanny in 1969, the first all girl rock band to be signed to a major record label, and record a full album.
June Millington left Fanny in 1973, after recording five albums and touring worldwide. Her sister Jean married David Bowie's then guitarist, Earl Slick.
In 1987, June Millington, together with her long time life partner, Ann Hackler, formed the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA). The IMA books groups for retreats and workshops for teenage girls, and holds seminars on music business topics such as management, entertainment law and promotion, as well as composition, performance and recording. IMA executive director Hackler states, "We don't want women to go into studios and lose control of their music because they don't understand the process - what's going on. We offer workshops on demystifying the recording process and on album production."
Millington is still active in the music industry, currently fronting Slammin' Babes.
In 2003, she co-produced Bi the People, a compilation album of bisexual and bi-friendly musicians. She has also performed on albums by Barbra Streisand, Cris Williamson, John Simon, and others.
David Bowie wrote the following about Fanny in Rolling Stone magazine - 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 fucking rock bands of their time, in about 1973. They were extraordinary: They wrote everything, they played like motherfuckers, they were just colossal and wonderful, and nobody's ever mentioned them. 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.||”|
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