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Rock Group Fanny Signs Luna Guitars Andromeda for Hard Rock Archive

Tampa, FL - May 2007 - On April 20, 2007, Luna Guitars became part of music history when the pioneering female rock group Fanny signed a Luna Andromeda electric guitar to be added to the Fanny archive at Boston's Hard Rock Cafe. The Flame Grape guitar features the signatures of Fanny founders June and Jean Millington, along with the group's drummer Alice de Buhr. Fanny set a precedent for women in the music world in 1969 when the group became the first all-woman rock band to sign with a major record label -- Warner Brothers Reprise. Five albums in the next four years established Fanny as a presence to be reckoned with in the industry. With June Millington on guitars, sister Jean on bass, Alice de Buhr on drums and Nickey Barclay on keyboards, Fanny rocked audiences worldwide with an outstanding lineup of original songs and covers of favorites like Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar."

While in Boston, the group received the ROCKRGRL Women of Valor Award in a ceremony held at Boston's prestigious Berklee School of Music. The event was emceed by ROCKERGRL found and Luna Guitars Artist Liaison Carla DeSantis and marked Fanny's first appearance in more than three decades. Singer and songwriter Toshi Reagon presented the award to the band. While Fanny has been credited with influencing later female groups, such as the Runaways and The Go Go's, June Millington continues to help shape the growth of tomorrow's musicians through her work with the Institute for the Musical Arts' Rock n' Roll Summer Camp for teen girls.

For complete details about the Luna Guitars Andromeda electric with Flame Grape finish -- just like the model signed by Fanny for the Hard Rock -- visit www.lunaguitars.com and follow the links to the Andromeda series of electric guitars.



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