The Runaways front-woman and solo artist Cherie Currie and Fanny drummer and singer Brie Darling were ‘70s icons who got the headlines. But they didn’t always get the credit they deserved as strong women holding their own and forging new ground in a rock & roll playing field then dominated by old-school masculine mores.
While Currie and Darling had a mutual admiration society, the two didn’t meet until 2017, when Darling reached out to Currie to contribute vocals to Fanny Walked the Earth, a reunion album from the trailblazing Fanny, the first all-female band signed to a major label (Reprise) in 1969. Now fierce friends and cool collaborators, they’re singing together with a classic cover by T. Rex.
“I loved her soulful style, her sultry voice. I’m not a person who holds back. I get really excited when I meet somebody I like,” recalls Currie. “I told Dave [Darling, Brie’s husband/and Grammy-nominated Cherie Currie & Brie Darling producer] that the only problem with the Fanny Walks the Earth record is I wanted to hear more!”