||This article may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail that may only interest a specific audience. (April 2013)|
April 14, 1948 |
|Genres||Rock, pop, blues rock|
|Occupations||Guitarist, songwriter, producer, instructor|
|Instruments||Electric guitar, guitar, vocals|
June Millington (born April 14, 1948, Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and instructor who is perhaps best known for being a co-founder and lead guitarist of the all-female rock band Fanny, which was active from 1970-1974. Millington was once described by Guitar Player magazine as the hottest female guitarist in the music industry. Millington is the co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, Massachusetts.
- 1 Early years and education
- 2 Musical career
- 3 Later years
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Awards and recognition
- 6 Album discography
- 7 Singles discography
- 8 Videography
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Early years and education
June Elizabeth Millington was born in Manila, the Philippines on April 14, 1948, the oldest of the seven children of Filipina socialite Yolanda Leonor Limjoco Millington (born February 10, 1922 in Lian, Batangas, the Philippines; died December 19, 2002 in California, USA), and United States Navy Lt. Commander John "Jack" Howard Millington (born September 18, 1915 in Burlington, Vermont; died June 24, 1980 in Bristol, Vermont), who had graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1939, and was a son of Professor Howard G. Millington and "the noted folklorist and historian of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain Valley", Helen Margarette "Marjorie" Lansing Porter (1891-1973). Millington's parents were married in Manila on May 28, 1947, and divorced in California in March 1970. Millington is the older sister of Jean Yolanda Millington Madeloni (born May 25, 1949 in Manila), Richard John Millington (born about 1951), Stephen "Steve" Hollis Millington (born about 1953), James Edward Millington (born about 1954), David "Dave" Scott Millington (born about 1958), and Sylvia Felicia Giselle Millington Lyons (born about 1962).
The Millington family lived in various parts of Manila, including San Juan, in Wack-Wack, near the old American School in Manila, and on N. Domingo Street. Additionally, as a 4 year old, Millington and her family lived for a year in Baguio with her grandparents. At the age of 8 Millington began playing piano to entertain her family, and later listened to music on the radio and attempted to play along on ukulele. In an interview in 2011, Millington recalled:
- "It’s so easy to play on a ukulele. “When we first started, we’d play ‘Yellow Bird’ or all the Neil Sedaka hits: ‘Calendar Girl,’ that kind of stuff. And our parents and the extended family, the Filipino family, loved that we were doing it. When we’d go to a beach or a party, they’d always trot Junie and Jeanie out to sing and play our ukuleles."
Millington and her siblings attended The American School, then located in Donada Street in Pasay in Manila, where she later recalled: "the racism we encountered at the American School was crushing." By 1960 Millington transferred to the Assumption Convent school located in Makati, Metro Manila. Early in 1961, when Millington was in the 7th grade, she heard a girl play the guitar:
- "the moment I heard someone play a guitar, in the Philippines at the convent we attended just before we moved to California, I instantly knew this was for me. Not only that, I knew it was the key to my entire life. I got up like a sleepwalker and followed that sound (down the hall), and have been following it ever since ... ."
In 2013 Millington added:
- "I was completely smitten. I remember thinking, “Why didn’t anybody tell me about this instrument?” I knew it was a gift, a revelation from the universe. I knew I had to play guitar. It was my salvation."
Later in 1961 the Millington family departed from the Philippines for the United States, and while on board ship Millington switched from playing the ukulele to acoustic guitar. In June 1961 the Millington family arrived in Sacramento, California, where John became a systems analyst, and Millington attended junior high school. Soon after moving to Sacramento Millington was diagnosed as being deaf in her left ear. In November 2011 Millington recalled: ""We felt blatant prejudice when we first came here. It was horrible." In December 2010 Millington recalled:
- "We always felt like "other", never quite fitting in, both in Manila and Sacramento. Being both bi-racial and bi-cultural was a really really tough slot in the 50's into the 60's, our formative into teenage years."
In an attempt to become more popular and make friends, in 1962 Millington and her sister Jean and two other girls sang and played "Miss Wallflower '62", the second song written by Millington, on their ukuleles at their junior high school variety show. Millington recalled that afterwards, "Kids started coming up to us and telling us they liked it. So it dawned on us this was a way to make friends." In 1962 Millington and her sister Jean began to sing folk songs together as an acoustic duo at hootenannies and similar events, including the songs of Peter, Paul and Mary and other artists featured on the television program Hootenanny.
Later in 1962, Millington enrolled in the Class of 1966 at C. K. McClatchy High School. Against her father's wishes (but with her mother's assistance), in 1964 Millington switched from acoustic guitar to electric guitar and bass after a girl from another school who played drums asked if Millington and her sister Jean would like to start a band. Millington recalled in 2013:
- "We were like, "Yeah, okay!” My dad took me to a pawn shop and got me a Sears Roebuck guitar with a little matching amp. That was my first rig -- a complete and total thrill. Jean and I flipped a coin to see who would play bass in the band. (laughs) I won, so I got to stay on guitar. We learned to play by listening to the radio and by hanging out with boys who were in bands. We were 15 or 16 at the time.'"
1964-1968: The Svelts
In late 1964, while still students at McClatchy High School, Millington and her sister Jean formed an all-girl rock band called the Svelts with June on rhythm guitar, Jean on bass, Kathie Terry on drums and Cathy Carter on guitar. Initially The Svelts rehearsed initially in Terry's living room in Sacramento. The Svelts performed at sock hops, air force bases, and frat parties and gradually built a following. In November 2012 Millington recalled:
- "Was it hard? Hell, yeah. Girls weren’t supposed to go electric, so the resistance was incredible at first. Was it fun? You bet. By keeping our grades up at school, we began to lead successful double lives as Philippine-American girls by day, budding rockers at night, except we didn’t do rock as much as we did girl group songs and Motown, which meant “He's So Fine” and “Heatwave,” with “The Night Before” and “You Really Got Me” thrown in. If people danced to it, we did it. They were all great songs to cut your teeth on and learn compositionally."
Later Terry was replaced on drums by Filipino American Brie Berry (born August 9, 1949), who was a student at Folsom High School (Class of 1967). However after playing in clubs on the US West Coast and Nevada, Berry married and left the band because of pregnancy, and subsequently became the mother of Brandi Angela Brandt (born November 2, 1968 in Santa Clara, California).
After graduation from high school in 1966, Millington enrolled at the University of California, Davis, where, hoping to become a surgeon, she majored in pre-medical studies with a minor in music. However, after a year, Millington decided to suspend her studies to focus on her musical career.
After a number of personnel changes, including five different drummers, the Millington sisters were joined in 1968 by lead guitarist Adrienne "Addie" Lee Clement (from the Palo Alto band California Girls) and drummer Alice Monroe de Buhr (born September 4, 1949 in Mason City, Iowa), who had moved to California at the age of seventeen in search of fame and fortune. In this four-piece configuration, the Svelts gigged around the West in a renovated Greyhound bus, mainly playing cover songs.
1968-1969: Wild Honey
After touring as the Svelts, in 1968 Clement and de Buhr decided to rename the band Wild Honey, and gigged briefly in the Midwest before returning to California. In 1968 Clement and de Buhr invited Millington and her sister Jean to join Wild Honey. Consequently, Millington decided to terminate her university studies to become a full-time musician. Wild Honey played folk songs, Motown covers, and some of their own songs, and had played with Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Youngbloods, and the Turtles at fairs and private parties, and had auditioned at the Fillmore West with the Doors.
Hoping to secure a recording contract, in April 1969 Wild Honey relocated from Sacramento to Los Angeles to "either sign with a label or go back to school." However, frustrated by a lack of success or respect in the male-dominated rock scene, Wild Honey decided to disband after one final open mic appearance at Doug Weston's Troubadour Club in West Hollywood in 1969. They were spotted at this gig by the secretary of producer Richard Perry, who had been searching for an all-female rock band to mentor. Perry convinced Warner Brothers to sign the band to their Reprise Records subsidiary. After Addie Clement left the band, Millington became the lead guitarist, taking a year to learn to play lead guitar. While searching for a fourth member for the band, Wild Honey recorded in various studios with an assortment of girls, including former Svelts drummer Brie Berry Brandt.
Later in 1969 the band was then renamed Fanny to denote a female spirit.
Before recording their first album, in January 1970 keyboardist Nicole "Nickey" Barclay (born April 21, 1951 in Washington, DC), was added to the Fanny lineup. Millington was the lead guitarist in Fanny with her sister Jean on bass, de Buhr on drums, and Barclay on keyboards. The band lived in a Spanish style house they christened "Fanny Hill" on Marmont Lane overlooking the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. However, in March 1970 Barclay left Fanny to be a member of Joe Cocker's hastily organized Mad Dogs & Englishmen seven-week tour of the USA, but rejoined Fanny reluctantly after that tour concluded in May 1970. Their first big gig as Fanny was at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium with the Kinks and Procol Harum.
Fanny was the first all-female rock band to release an album with a major label; and they eventually released five albums and achieved two top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The band has long been considered pioneers and are highly respected by later all-women rock groups like The Go-Go's and The Runaways. In 1999 Fanny fan David Bowie said that Fanny was "extraordinary... they're as important as anybody else who's ever been, ever; it just wasn't their time."
In this period Millington and the other members of Fanny worked as session musicians, most notably in June 1971 on Barbra Streisand's album Barbra Joan Streisand that was produced by Perry and recorded.
Because of tensions within the band, including frequent disagreements with Barclay over their conflicting musical preferences, and soon after having a nervous breakdown "because of the pressures of touring, recording, coping with success, maintaining success, and maintaining a certain image in the boy-defined rock world", Millington left Fanny after their fourth album Mother's Pride was released in February 1973. Millington was replaced as lead guitarist by Patti Quatro (born Patricia Helen Quatrocchio on March 10, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan), sister of Suzi Quatro, and former member of all-girl bands The Pleasure Seekers and Cradle. Millington indicated 30 years after her breakdown: "Instead of carrying it all, I just fell apart." In 2008 Millington revealed in an interview:
- "I was just so intent on my mission to do music come hell or high water that I was missing a lot of the subtleties of life — which is why I’d left Hollywood. I had intuited that I was in trouble and I had to leave — which was very difficult. It was hard to leave that whole scene, it was hard to leave rock ’n’ roll in that way, it was hard to leave the band that we had worked so hard to establish, it was hard to leave my sister. But I was falling apart."
After she left Fanny in 1973, Millington moved to Peconic, New York on Long Island and soon after to her recently purchased farm in Woodstock, New York to focus on her songwriting and spiritual development. Soon after Millington started a solo career in New York, where she eventually became the lover of musician Jacqueline "Jackie" Robbins (born about 1950), who played bass guitar, cello, and bass. Millington and Robbins played together, but she also regularly played with other bands like Randall's Island and Sha-Na-Na. Millington recalled in November 2012:
- "I jammed with whomever whenever I could, as that was part of what I’d felt was missing from my life. Most people don’t realize how many women players there were in New York at that time. There were a lot, funky too, and serious about playing; they’d be practicing all the time."
About 1973 Millington formed a band called Smiles in New York, which also included percussionist Padi Macheta.
After a period of rest and renewal, in 1975 Millington began a musical association with Cris Williamson through her friendship with Robbins. Through Williamson's influence Millington became involved in the burgeoning Women's Music Movement, playing on what would become the definitive work of the genre, Williamson's The Changer and the Changed: A Record of the Times. In the winter of 1975 both Millington and Robbins traveled to Los Angeles to play on Changer and the Changed.
In 1975 Millington worked in New Orleans as a guest musician on the Allen Toussaint-produced album Ain't No Stopping Us Now by the all-girl jazz fusion band Isis that had been founded by Ginger Bianco and Carol MacDonald, who had both been in pioneer all-girl band Goldie & the Gingerbreads.
1975-1976: Fanny/ L.A. All-Stars
Due to the chart success of Fanny's song "Butter Boy", which became their biggest single, reaching #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 5, 1975, the Millington sisters put together a new line-up of Fanny for a short tour, which also included former Svelts drummer Brie Howard, keyboardist Wendy Haas (born August 9, 1949) (formerly of pioneer all-girl band The Freudian Slips of Atherton, California), and percussionist Padi Macheta. This incarnation of Fanny played none of the older Fanny songs. This group ultimately morphed into a new all-women band called the L.A. All-Stars, which by 1976 generated some interest from record labels (including Arista), but with the stipulation that the band tour as Fanny and play only old Fanny songs, which Millington opposed. In 1976 Millington and the members of the L.A. All-Stars provided backing vocals on Lee Garrett's song "You're My Everything" that reached #15 in the UK.
In 1976 Millington was part of Cris Williamson's national tour, and toured with Williamson over the next three years, and helped produce 7 albums for Williamson. Since then Millington also produced records for Tret Fure, Meg Christian, Holly Near, Mary Watkins, Bitch and Animal, John Simon, Diane Lincoln, Melanie DeMore, Jamie Anderson, Dorothy Dittrich, Ferron, Ruth Huber, Linq, and Joel Zoss. Additionally, Millington was the audio engineer on records by DeMore, Williamson, Anderson, Dittrich, Sharon Knight, Alice Di Micele, Ferron, Fure, Near, Bitch & Animal, Linq, and Zoss.
In 1977 Millington and her sister Jean reunited as a duo called Millington to record Ladies on the Stage for United Artists. and Millington was also featured on the 1977 compilation album Lesbian Concentrate: A Lesbianthology of Songs and Poems (Olivia Records LF 915) that was a response to the antigay Save Our Children campaign of Anita Bryant. In 1978 Millington and Robbins collaborated with Williamson on the album Live Dreams, which was a live album of recorded performances, featuring Millington on drums and guitars and Robbins on bass and cello. By 1980 Millington and Robbins had separated, with Robbins briefly becoming the partner of Cris Williamson.
Through most of the 1980s, Millington toured as a solo artist, promoting her albums released on Olivia Records' subsidiary Fabulous Records label: Heartsong (1981), Running (1983), and One World, One Heart (1988).
After the collapse of a relationship, in 1982 Millington moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she wrote the songs for her Running album. At that time Millington was studying Tibetan Buddhism. Millington recorded Running in San Francisco at the Wally Heider Studios on Hyde Street in the same rooms where the Jefferson Airplane had cut its second album, Surrealistic Pillow, with her sister Jean playing on it. Earl Slick, Jean's then husband played on the title cut.
In 1984 Millington moved briefly to Kurtistown, Hawaii, where her youngest brother David lived, and wrote songs for her album One World, One Heart, which was released in 1988. In an effort to deepen her understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, in the autumn of 1984 Millington started following the Dalai Lama around. During that same time period, Millington got together with her current partner, Ann F. Hackler, and moved to the Amherst, Massachusetts area, where Hackler was director of the Women’s Center at Hampshire College. Millington recalled in November 2012:
- "I lived with her at the college for two years and learned a lot about institutional thinking."
Millington's 1993 solo release, Ticket to Wonderful, synthesized a thirty-year exploration of musical styles and sounds – which began with folk and rock and journeyed through funk, reggae, salsa, pop and world beat.
1999-2006: The Slammin' Babes
By 1999 Millington and her sister Jean formed a 6 person band, the Slammin' Babes, that released an album Melting Pot in August 2001. The Slammin' Babes continued to perform until at least mid-2006.
In 1986 Millington and her longtime partner education activist Ann F. Hackler (born May 2, 1956) founded the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Bodega, California. The IMA received its nonprofit status in 1987, and operated its studio and programs from the historic Old Creamery in Bodega until 2001, when a 25-acre permanent property was purchased in Goshen, Massachusetts. The IMA's nonprofit mission is to support women and girls in music and music-related businesses. Rooted in the legacy of progressive equal rights movements, IMA's development is guided by the visions, needs and concerns of women from a diversity of backgrounds. Its programs including a Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls, and workshops on vocal and instrumental instruction, album production and recording techniques, lyric and music composition, and booking, promotion, and entertainment law.
Play Like a Girl, Millington and her sister Jean’s most recent album, was released in August 2011 on Millington's label Fabulous Records. Millington explained its purpose:
- "When we started out in 1965, we ‘played like a girl’. With this album, we’re reclaiming that phrase and making it a statement of power and vision. It’s a gift to still be rockin’ out, while teaching the next generation how to find their own voices through music."
In February 2013 Millington and fellow Fanny alumni Alice de Buhr and Jean Millington re-record two Fanny classic songs for a documentary entitled, Feminist: Stories from the Women’s Liberation 1963-1970.
Millington is featured in the upcoming documentary She Rocks! about great women guitarists (including Orianthi, Jennifer Batten, Patti and Suzi Quatro, June and Jean Millington, Vicki Peterson of The Bangles, Kaki King, Kristen Capolino, Earl Slick, Bibi McGill, Jordin Sparks, JinJoo Lee, Tish Ciravolo, and Beth Marlis), which is scheduled to premier at Meow Con in Austin, Texas in October 2013.[needs update]
Millington indicates that when she was 20 years old she knew she was a lesbian, and that while "everybody" associated with the band Fanny knew, at that time "you didn't talk about it", and it was not featured in the promotion of Fanny. In October 2011 Millington recalled:
- "Certainly in Fanny, everybody knew I was gay, who was around us. It wasn’t anything I tried to hide but I really appreciated that that wasn’t featured at the time, or needed to have a huge amount of attention on it."
Since 1984 Millington has been in a domestic partnership with education activist Ann F. Hackler (born May 2, 1956), who had been the director of the Women's Center at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts,
Millington has been a Buddhist since the mid-1970s. In November 2012 Milington outlined her spiritual journey:
- "I think I’ve always been a seeker. All during Fanny I was reading books that really appealed to me – on Buddhism; all the forms of Hindu asceticism; Chinese Tao; Japanese forms of discipline, both physical and mental; Sufism; Gurdjieff; Madame Blavatsky; Paramahansa Yogananda; Alan Watts; Carl Jung; Chinese poetry; and so on. What has seemed to take the greatest hold is Buddhism, particularly the Tibetan style. As I’ve learned so often during discourses, it all depends on one’s karmic predisposition. Mine seems to be constantly investigating, although once I understood the four Noble Truths in conjunction with the Eightfold Path and actually experienced moments of no consciousness; slowly, my life was transformed. Before that, I had a deep feeling of hopelessness. These practices haven’t been easy but pretty brutal to go through in many instances.
Awards and recognition
In 1996 the Audio Engineering Society honored Millington with its Lifetime Achievement award. In 2000 the Bay Area Career Women gave her their LAVA award for being a "legend of women’s music." In 2005 Millington received the Outmusic Heritage Award and in 2007 she, along with the other members of Fanny, received the Rockrgrl Women of Valor Award from Berklee College of Music and Rockrgrl magazine.
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- Charity Ball (US: 1971; Reprise Records RS 6456) (UK: 1971; Reprise Records K 44144) (Germany: 1971; Reprise Records Rep 44 144) US Charts #150 7 weeks
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Cris Williamson with Jackie Robbins and June Millington
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June & Jean Millington
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- Chet Helms, "The Freudian Slips", The Chet Helms Chronicles.
- Life (June 3, 1966):106.
- "The End of the Road"
- "Lee Garrett – Heat For The Feets"
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 222. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "June Millington: Credits"
- Jack McDonough, "Underground Women Moving Up", Billboard (August 8, 1981):44.
- Holly Near and Derk Richardson, Fire in the Rain-- Singer in the Storm: An Autobiography (W. Morrow, 1990):154.
- Sara Warner, Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure (University of Michigan Press, 2012):155-156.
- Queer Noises: Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Music, p/92
- "June Millington",
- Judy Dlugacz, "Olivia", in Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, Vol. 1., eds. George E. Haggerty and Bonnie Zimmerman (Taylor & Francis, 2000):556.
- Sara Warner, Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure (University of Michigan Press, 2012):139.
- Win 15:1-22 (New York Workshop in Nonviolence, War Resisters League, 1979):174.
- City Arts Monthly (City Celebration, 1981):80.
- Ben Fong-Torres, "Changer in a Strange Paradise", Mother Jones Magazine 6:5 (April 1981):12-19.
- "Olivia Records Discography: The Albums"
- June Millington, "June Millington".
- Christie Moore, Ultimate Rockopedia, 123.
- Jackson Griffith, "Secret history of Sacramento music" Sacramento News & Review (July 6, 2006).
- Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, p. 193. Author Jennifer Baumgardner calls Millington a "women's music heroine"
- Navigating the Music Industry: Current Issues & Business Models, p. 139
- Reebee Garofalo, Rockin' out: popular music in the USA (2008), pp. 253-254. Garofalo describes Millington's career going from Fanny to women's music, record producer, and session player for Olivia Records.
- She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, pp. 115-116: Description of how Millington grew into women's music starting in 1975.
- Charlotte Richardson Andrews, "Women In Industry #11: Ann Hackler, activist and co-founder of the Institute For The Musical Arts", Wears the Trousers (August 2, 2011).
- About Us.
- Notable Moments of Women in Music (2008): "the Institute for the Musical Arts, an organization that educates and empowers female musicians."
- "Radical Harmonies"
- Amanda Lewis and Jay Hodgson, "Interview with June Millington", Journal on the Art of Record Production 5 (July 2011).
- MTV Iggy, Aug. 8, 2011, http://www.mtviggy.com/reviews/play-like-a-girl-by-june-and-jean-millington/
- June Millington, in "June Millington".
- Mina Julia Carson, Tisa Lewis, and Susan Maxine Shaw, Girls Rock!: Fifty Years of Women Making Music (University Press of Kentucky, 2004):95.
- June Millington, in Bill Bliss, "June Millington: still jammin’, still cool & always gay", Edge Boston (October 4, 2011).
- Ann Hackler, in Charlotte Richardson Andrews, "Women In Industry #11: Ann Hackler, activist and co-founder of the Institute For The Musical Arts", Wears The Trousers (August 2, 2011).
- Andrea Juno, Angry Women in Rock, Vol. 1 (Juno Books, 1996).
- "Fanny 1970"
- "Charity Ball"
- "Fanny Hill"
- "Mothers Pride"
- "Olivia Records Discography"
- "Olivia Records Discography: Distributed By Olivia Records: LP's, (1976 - 1982)"
- "Olivia Records Discography: The Albums: LP's / CD's, Part 2 (1981 - 1986)"
- Billboard (June 9, 1973):14.
- "Top Single Picks", Billboard (October 29, 1977):86.
- "Top Single Picks", Billboard (February 25, 1978):86.
- "Meow Con: Film"
- JazzWax, http://www.JazzWax.com/2011/08/millingtons-play-like-a-girl.html
- Wall Street Journal: "The Pioneer Women of Rock 'n' Roll."
- "Olivia Records: Women Making Music Together" article in Yoga Journal, describing Millington's "spiritual journey" that is expressed on her Olivia Records album Heartsong.
- Interview with Millington in Backstage pass: interviews with women in music