Pioneering Woman In Rock June Millington
To Play Honolulu Benefit Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apr 5, 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii – June Millington, “one of the hottest female guitarists in the industry,” (Guitar Player Magazine) is proud to announce a one-night performance in Honolulu to benefit the Institute for Musical Arts (www.ima.org), of which she’s co-founder and Artistic Director. IMA’s programming includes music camps for girls in Goshen, MA (5 each summer) on a 25-acre facility with a house and and renovated barn, which has been converted into a complete music training, recording and performing facility.
Millington, along with sister Jean, were co-founders of the group Fanny, which in 1969 signed a major label recording contract and were the first all-female rock band to record and issue a full-length album on Reprise Records in 1970.
“If there were no Fanny, there would be no Runaways, no Go-Go’s, no Bangles…just to mention a few. They kicked the door down for you guys to walk through!” said Earl Slick, guitarist for David Bowie.
Fanny toured the United States and Europe, and recorded several albums, landing songs on the Billboard charts. They made appearances on American television, including on the Sonny & Cher show, the Dick Cavett show, and others. They also appeared on European television.
In 1972, Fanny recorded their third album, Fanny Hill, at Abbey Road studios. The album was produced by Richard Perry and engineered by Geoff Emerick. Their fourth album, Mother’s Pride, was produced by Todd Rundgren in New York City.
David Bowie, commenting on Fanny in Rolling Stone in 1999 said, “They were one of the finest f–––g rock bands of their time, in about 1973. They were extraordinary: they wrote everything, they played like motherf–––s, 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.”
After leaving Fanny, June took a spiritual sabbatical in Woodstock and continued on with solo albums as well as recording with her sister Jean (Ladies on the Stage, Heartsong, Running, One World, One Heart, Ticket to Wondefrul, Melting Pot, Play Like a Girl). June also took the opportunity to poduce other artists, particularly in the women’s music world/genre: Strange Paradise, Cris Williamson; Fire in the Rain, Holly Near; Something Moving, Mary Watkins.
June will be playing music that spans her career and will read sections from her autobiography, Land of a Thousand Bridges.
June Millington Live at Kaka’ako Agora
Guitarist and Co-Founder of Fanny, the pioneering all-girl rock band with a major recording contract in 1969 – first to record entire albums, including one at the Beatles’ Abbey Road Studios in 1972.
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke St.
$20 advance; $25 at the door
Youth 11-18, $10; Children 10-under, free
Tickets at: http://www.junemillington.com
A Benefit for Institute for the Musical Arts, http://www.ima.org
For more information, contact Blaine Fergerstrom, (808) 497-9463 or email@example.com
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/190631824659484/
Millington is scheduled to perform a second show on Apr. 30 at Kilauea Military Camp Theater, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on Hawaii Island. For more information go to: http://www.lazarbear.com, or call: (808) 896-4845 or 982-9104. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/840296876080160/
If you are interested in an advance telephone interview, please contact Blaine Fergerstrom to make arrangements. Media are welcome to attend and review the show.
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June Millington Fanny 1970s by Linda Wolf
June Millington, Fanny, 1970s, by Linda Wolf
Photos by Blaine Fergerstrom from the April 13, 2016 event: