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June Millington / Bio

June Millington and her sister Jean have been playing music since they were children strumming ukuleles in the Philippines. After moving to the US in the ’60’s they turned in their acoustic guitars for electric and formed a succession of all girl bands that eventually became Fanny, one of the first all female rock bands to be signed to a major label. Through five successful albums and extensive touring of Europe and North America, FANNY served notice that women could do more than simply sing, they could write and play passionate rock 'n roll. As David Bowie said of the group, “ They were one of the finest fucking rock bands of their time.... They were extraordinary: They wrote everything, they played like motherfuckers.... They are as important as anyone else who’s ever been, ever....” (RS, January 2000)

After Fanny, June became involved in the women’s music movement, playing on and touring behind Cris Williamson’s album The Changer and the Changed which would become the definitive work of the genre. It was during this period that Millington began to produce albums.

Through most of the'80's, June toured solo promoting releases on Fabulous Records: Heartsong, Running and One World, One Heart. In '87 she co-founded the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) a teaching, performing and recording facility supporting women and girls in music.

The Millington sisters united to put out two CD's in the 90's: Ticket to Wonderful and Melting Pot. They have just finished their latest album, Play Like a Girl, which will be released later this year. They are joined on drums by Jean's son Lee Madeloni.

General Info

Band Members
June Millington, lead guitar, vocals; Jean Millington, bass, vocals; Lee Madeloni, drums
Artist Name
June Millington
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/junemillington
Active Since
01/70
Genres
Rock / Pop/ Buddhist Funk

Contact Info

Location
Goshen, MA
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