Originally Posted by fjadams
Between Carole Kaye and Tina Weymouth, from about 69 to mid 70s, there was Jean Millington from Fanny and the L.A. Allstars. And she can still play.
+1 on the time period between 69 and mid 70's
I saw Fanny in summer '69 and let me say, I was for lack of a better word, dumbfounded. I mean, female rock musicians! unheard of.
There were female singers galore and in fact, Fanny opened for Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane(which was awesome to see Jack Casady from 4 feet away just nailing his bass lines. The main reason I was inspired to buy a bass) but it was hard to wrap me head around an entire band of female musicians. They put on a great show. It was a different time, everybody smoked cigarettes, Drugs were cool, DUI was just a $100 fine and there was no AIDS or herpes, except women didn't play rock, only sang.