Touring on the rock music circuit in Britain during the dynamic ’60s and early ’70s was a unique and exciting experience for the two young women. Janet and Kathy crossed paths with many famous musicians, including members of The Rolling Stones, Yes, Family, Traffic, Ginger Baker, Ric Grech, Mighty Baby, Victor Brox, Alexis Korner, Aynsley Dunbar, Pink Floyd’s Sid Barrett, John Mayall, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Jefferson Airplane, Gram Parsons, and The Byrds.
However, it was not always smooth-sailing for these two young women. Their female duo’s initial appearance on the British music scene presented a unique concept to many (including music moguls, concertgoers, and male musicians alike). As a result, Janet and Kathy’s rock group had to wrangle with numerous setbacks (including being hyped as a novelty act, and denied the right to record an Emily Muff original during the duo’s premier recording session at Olympic Sound Studios). At another point, the young women encountered the “casting couch scenario” at what was supposed to have been a lucrative business meeting.
Despite the odds, Janet and Kathy’s determination, creativity, and courage enabled their band Emily Muff to achieve a measure of success and recognition in Great Britain. This innovative, pioneer rock duo was a role model for aspiring musicians, and helped to pave the way for future female rockers.