Thank you for your attention.

I’ve just been watching FANNY, the all-woman American band, on BBC4 and I’m sure I saw them at South Parade Pier, in the early 1970s.

Is that correct? Anyone remember?


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

4 thoughts on “Fanny

  1. Got a feeling you’re right, Dave… they were doing a lot of support gigs in the U.K around 1972-1973. – I THINK they supported Humble Pie on 14th February 1972 at The Pier… I know they supported Jethro Tull and Slade in the U.K around this time – but I don’t think either band played at The Pier. Fanny were a fabulous band, “Fanny Hill” was a great album. Not only were they an all girl band,they had a female road & tour manager too!

  2. It must be Saturday, I’m even more in a stupid mood !
    To digress, does anyone remember that TV husband and wife duo Johnny and Fanny Craddock ? She used to cook a specific recipe, on this occasion doughnuts, whilst Johnny just stood there making comments and appearing to get slowly pissed on white wine. At the end of the programme, Johnny, with glass in hand, wished the viewers goodnight from himself and his good lady and announced in an extremely plummy slurred voice…”And may all your doughnuts turn out like fanny’s”…..priceless !!

  3. I saw them – in the pier as it was before Tommy burned it down. They were awesome and my first introduction to Leslie speakers which they used a lot. One of the first bands I ever saw (I was 18 at the time). The first was the great Emerson Lake at Palmer at the Guildhall. Sadly now late with the demise of Keith Emerson. They remain by far the best band I have ever seen.

  4. Yes “Fanny” did play at South Parade Pier, I remember being there most vividly. The Millington sisters were on guitars, Jean and June, one on lead and the other on bass. I can’t recall who played which. I know it’s very childish, but I do remember chanting “We want Fanny, We want Fanny”.

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