Song of the Day: Fanny, “Blind Alley”

Fanny was an all-female rock group, the third of all time to be signed to a major label. Their biggest hit was “Charity Ball,” the title track from their second album from 1971. The band was June Millington on guitar and vocals, her sister Jane Millington on bass and vocals, Nickey Barclay on keyboards and vocals, and Alice de Buhr on drums and vocals. As you’ll see in a minute, these ladies could really kick out the jams. “Blind Alley” was written by Nickey Barclay and appeared on their 1972 album Fanny Hill.

9 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Fanny, “Blind Alley”

  1. I’ve become a big fan of this band since running across them a while back. No offense against the Go-Gos or Bangles…but this band was in a different talent league. These women could play with anyone.


    1. They had a running gig at Whiskey A Go Go in LA and a lot of musicians saw them, including Clapton and George Harrison, and had nothing but good things to say about them. I think they should have been much more popular, but then, the primary recordbuying crowd then was teenaged boys, and having been one of them, I can safely say we were idiots.

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      1. LOL…
        I’ve read where they filled in for Deep Purple and opened up for about everyone at that time. They were top notch musicians…that should have been heard more


    1. I’m just sorry they never got more recognition. They were four excellent musicians, were very good songwriters, and they looked like they were having a great time performing. What more could you ask for? I could think of a dozen bands from that era that were nowhere near as good who had more hits.


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