Rubyfruit singing group is formed
During the 1970s, women's music was increasingly used as a means of political expression.
Three Birmingham lesbians, Betty Hagglund, Caroline Hutton and Lorna Eady formed a singing group called Rubyfruit (named after Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown, a popular lesbian novel published 1973). They sang at various gay and women's events including Gay Liberation Front dances at Digbeth Town Hall
They wrote or rewrote lyrics to various songs and performed at various events and venues.
Three songs in particular are remembered:
The Birmingham Lesbian Song
The Kerb Crawling Song
Modified version of The Women's Army is marching, to incorporate all the demands of the Women's Liberation Movement.