Brie Howard

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Brie Howard (born August 9, 1949) is an American musician and actress. She has also appeared or been credited under the names Brie Brandt, Brie Berry, Brie Darling, and Brie Howard Darling.

Howard played in the pioneering all-woman rock band Fanny, the first all-woman rock band to release an album on a major label. She played drums for the high school band the Svelts, which included future Fanny members June Millington and Jean Millington, and played drums in Fanny itself toward the end of their run, around the time of their final album. She has also been a singer and percussionist with the American Girls, and the lead singer (and percussionist) of the Boxing Gandhis.

Howard starred opposite Klaus Kinski in Aaron Lipstadt's sci-fi film Android and appeared in a few other films, including Somebody to Love with the Screamin' Sirens.

Howard has appeared on many albums as a backing vocalist or percussionist (or both), including Peter Criss's Let Me Rock You, Lynda Carter's Portrait, Jimmy Buffett's Feeding Frenzy, the Pointer Sisters' Break Out, Andrew Ridgeley's Son of Albert, Carole King's In Concert, Electric Light Orchestra's A New World Record, and Ringo Starr's Ringo the 4th. She was also the drummer on Alexander O'Neal's famous video for his single "Criticize". She also appeared in the music videos for Robbie Nevil's "C'est La Vie" (1986) and "Dominoes" (1987). [1]

Howard is the mother of Playboy Playmate Brandi Brandt.[2]



  1. ^ "Robbie Nevil Japanese interview", 1987. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  2. ^ "Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll for Brandi Brandt", The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), September 29, 2009. Retrieved 2013-01-30.

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