June & Jean Millington NPR Interview 17


Here’s an interview with June and Jean Millington on May 13th on NPR in Sacramento, speaking about their high school band the Svelts, Fanny, and IMA:  

[audio:http://www.fannyrocks.com/files/2010/06/npr-interview.mp3|titles=June and Jean Millington Interview=NPR Radio]

June speaks about the upcoming autobiography that begins in the Philippines and chronicles the adventures that lead from ukeleles in Manila to guitars in California, electric instruments, forming all-girl bands and world tours. I’m sure there will be many more interviews to come!


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17 thoughts on “June & Jean Millington NPR Interview

  • Kurt

    Hey girls, How are you. I was a huge fan from the first LP on. Still a record collector, I have all five LPs including rare Promo copys of the first 4. My favorite LP was Mothers Pride, But my favorite song was and still is Bilnd Alley. June wailing on guitars. I saw you at the Santa Monica Civic in 1971 ( I was a senior in High School). Your live version of Blind Alley was awesome. Just found this website, Nice to hear the original 4 of you are still around. June I love your LP Heartsong, I have Nicky’s only solo LP as well “Diamond in a Junkyard”. So what are you all up to now-a-days? Would love to hear from you all. My wife and I live in Markleeville, Ca. Pop. 200. Drop in sometime, Take care…….KURT

  • Glen

    Thanks so much for the NPR interview link as I somehow missed that when it aired. Somewhere in my wall of vinyl is a 25 minute Nightbird (Allison Steele) interview which I believe was done for the Armed Forces Radio Network. I was always a big fan of the band and proud owner of all the vinyl albums as well as First Time in a Long Time # 0003.

    Glen

  • Darren Dawson

    Iv’e been a fan since the 70s. Fanny is the best female rock band ever. There was another band also on Casablanca called Angel. They were also great! Fanny and Angel were the best bands on Casablanca,not Kiss. Fanny and Angel never got their due. I’m glad the box set of Fanny is out. I’ve had it a while now. Thanx Darren PHX AZ

  • Richard Banker

    I happened on ‘Charity Ball’ in the 70’s but my regret is that I never saw Fanny live. I’ve played and replayed your CD box collection since I got it last year, a treasure trove of fresh music gives any band,now or then, a good run for its money. Thanks, June and Jean for the charming and interesting interview on NPR radio.

  • Latoya Bridges

    I happened on ‘Charity Ball’ in the 70’s but my regret is that I never saw Fanny live. I’ve played and replayed your CD box collection since I got it last year, a treasure trove of fresh music gives any band,now or then, a good run for its money. Thanks, June and Jean for the charming and interesting interview on NPR radio.

  • Nona Mills

    Hey girls, How are you. I was a huge fan from the first LP on. Still a record collector, I have all five LPs including rare Promo copys of the first 4. My favorite LP was Mothers Pride, But my favorite song was and still is Bilnd Alley. June wailing on guitars. I saw you at the Santa Monica Civic in 1971 ( I was a senior in High School). Your live version of Blind Alley was awesome. Just found this website, Nice to hear the original 4 of you are still around. June I love your LP Heartsong, I have Nicky’s only solo LP as well “Diamond in a Junkyard”. So what are you all up to now-a-days? Would love to hear from you all. My wife and I live in Markleeville, Ca. Pop. 200. Drop in sometime, Take care…….KURT

  • Janis Workman

    Iv’e been a fan since the 70s. Fanny is the best female rock band ever. There was another band also on Casablanca called Angel. They were also great! Fanny and Angel were the best bands on Casablanca,not Kiss. Fanny and Angel never got their due. I’m glad the box set of Fanny is out. I’ve had it a while now. Thanx Darren PHX AZ

  • JULIE MATTHEWS

    Hello there:

    I have had the pleasure of interviewing all of the members of Fanny when you played at the Boston Club in Allston Mass. in 1973!

    What a wonderful show you always put on! I wouldl like to find out if Nikki Barclay will ever resurface again for I had such a wonderful time speaking with her and had such a respect for her talent and stage presence!

    Would you please contact me about this for I would very much like to hear from you !

    Thank you for your time and attention with my request and I hope that I hear from you in the near future!

    Sincerely yours,

    Julie Matthews

    • Byron Wilkins

      The webmaster here… Nickey is around, but it is up to her to respond (or not) to requests like this. The Fanny members do see the comments and requests, that you can count on.

      Thanks for reading the site and sharing our experiences from 1973! Any images or newspaper clippings you may have are always welcomed here!
      Byron Wilkins

  • Jerry Jernigan

    A huge fan since 71, 72 ??,..since I first heard your cover of Badge. Living in St. Louis, I never had the pleasure of seeing your band “live”. Definitely my loss. In fact, I remember telling my bandmates at the time, about this ” killer rock band of great lookin’ chics” out of California. Anyway, I’ve been waiting for YEARS to tell you ladies how much I love your work. Maybe someday I’ll be able to hear you “live”. Now, I’m off to another website to see if I can donate some money (& time if necessary) to The girls R&R camp. Whatever I can do to empower females and, of course, spread a lil’ love.
    Still rockin’ in Texas,
    J. Jernigan