The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a special screening of the new film *FANNY: The Right to Rock*, followed by a conversation with director Bobbi Jo Hart and members of FANNY, including June Millington, Jean Millington, Brie Darling, Alice de Buhr, and Patti Quatro. The conversation will be modeated by the GRAMMY Museum’s Chief Curator & Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, Jasen Emmons.
***FANNY: The Right to Rock*** reveals the untold story of a 1960s California garage band co-founded by Filipina American and queer teenagers, which morphed into the ferocious rock group Fanny, the first band of women to release an LP with a major record label (Warner/Reprise,1970). Meet one of the most important rock groups you’ve never heard of… until now.
Sometime in the 1960s, in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny. Despite releasing five critically-acclaimed albums over five years, touring with famed bands from Slade to Chicago and amassing a dedicated fan base of music legends including David Bowie, Fanny’s groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history… until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal.
With incredible archival footage of the band’s rocking past intercut with its next chapter releasing a new LP today, the film includes interviews with a large cadre of music icons, including **Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Bonnie Raitt, The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, Todd Rundgren, The Runaways’ Cherie Currie, Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian, The B52’s Kate Pierson, Charles Neville, and David Bowie guitarist and bassist Earl Slick and Gail Ann Dorsey**. Fighting early barriers of race, gender and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock ‘n’ roll fame.