Fanny: Ain’t That Peculiar (Live)

I’m not sure how this band never hit my radar, but thanks to the mighty Youtube, it was a “better-late-than-never” moment.

“Fanny was an American all-female band, active in the early 1970s,” the Beat-Club’s video description reads. “They were one of the first notable rock groups to be made up entirely of women, the third to sign with a major label (after Goldie & the Gingerbreads and the Pleasure Seekers), and the first to release an album on a major label (in 1970). They achieved two top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and released five albums.”

In this video, and after some technical issues, the band – featuring Jean Millington on bass, along with her sister June on guitar – perform “Ain’t That Peculiar.” The session took place on November 25, 1972.

More from the video description: “Sisters June Millington (born April 14, 1948, Manila, Philippines) and Jean Millington (born May 25, 1949, Manila, Philippines) moved with their family from the Philippines to Sacramento, California in 1961. In high school they formed an all-girl band called the Svelts with June on guitar, Jean on bass, Addie Lee on guitar, and Brie Brandt on drums. Brandt was later replaced by Alice de Buhr (born September 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa). When the Svelts disbanded, de Buhr and Lee formed another all-female group called Wild Honey. The Millington sisters later joined this band, which played Motown covers and eventually moved to Los Angeles.”

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