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  ::Mark Farners Official Website::
In 1969, Mark started the original Grand Funk Railroad with teenage friends Mel Schacher and Don Brewer - one of the first American power trios was born.
Mark and Grand Funk Railroad played before 180,000 people in 110-degree heat and the acclaim was instantaneous.
In 1971 Mark and the original Grand Funk Railroad set the attendance record at New York's Shea Stadium for a concert, surpassing the record set by The Beatles in 1966, and a record that still stands today, some 30 years later.
www.markfarner.com /bio.php   (645 words)

  
  Official Ticketmaster site. Grand Funk Railroad tickets, concerts and tour dates
While radio shied away from Grand Funk Railroad, the group's strong work ethic and commitment to touring produced a series of big-selling albums over the next few years; five of their eight releases from 1969 to 1972 went platinum, and the others all went gold.
Following that album, the band's name was officially shortened to Grand Funk, and the group finally scored a big hit single (number one, in fact) with the title track of the Todd Rundgren-produced We're an American Band.
Grand Funk Railroad re-formed in 1981 with Dennis Bellinger on bass and released two albums; only Grand Funk Lives even managed to scrape the bottom of the charts.
www.ticketmaster.ca /artist/735196?brand=none   (753 words)

  
  Grand Funk Railroad - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Grand Funk Railroad fact: "E-Z Rider" was the inspiration behind the "Lay-Z Boys", a funk revival group from the modern era.
This however was not an issue on the Grand Funk Railroad, as, despite having a ring to it, Hollywood producers unanimously agreed that Snakes On A Train was distinctly lacking in opportunities for high altitude reptilian combat and/or explosions.
In the early years the railroad was briefly managed by Strom Thurmond whom used it to secretly liberate all the slaves in the American South.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Grand_Funk_Railroad   (712 words)

  
 YouTube - Grand Funk Railroad Heartbreaker Live 1974
GFR DID give LZ a run for their money when they were kicked off LZs tour in the fall of 1969 because the audience was going crazy for GFR!
I saw Grand Funk in Dec. 1972 at the Providence Civic Center and it is still by far the best concert i have ever seen.
Avril Lavigne : Grand Funk Railroad : Heartbreaker
www.youtube.com /watch?v=vsWqhLojez4   (343 words)

  
 Corporate Entertainment - Grand Funk Railroad corporate concert booking information
Grand Funk is newly reformed, stoked by the reissue of the group's catalog on CD and the new box set " Thirty Years of Funk," The Anthology by EMI-Capitol records.
Generally acknowledged as one of the precursors to heavy metal, Grand Funk laid the groundwork for such bands as Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its signature hard driving sound – a combination of soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful pop melodies.
The fact that Grand Funk's legacy still looms large over the pop music landscape more than thirty years after its 1969 birth in Flint, Michigan, is also a testament to the group's influence and staying power.
www.corporateartists.com /grand_funk_railroad.html   (603 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad - RockinTown Bio
GFR were just a bunch of Michigan Rock wannabes when Terry Knight took over as their manager.
GFR was to be simple, straight-ahead, riff-driven hard Rock targeting the lowest common denominator.
GFR continued to record commercially successful albums but "Survival" and "E Pluribus Funk" are lackluster though the latter does have the keyboard drenched "Footstompin' Music." "Mark, Don and Mel" is a "Best Of" collection drawing from the group's early work.
www.rockintown.com /church/grandfunkrailroad.html   (672 words)

  
 The History of Rock Music. Grand Funk Railroad: biography, discography, reviews, links
Grand Funk Railroad were formed in 1968 to offer an exciting fusion of boogie and soul.
But media had the "fault" of their success, since they heavily tried bring them down (because of their vulgar and rude music that was considered a reaction to the idealism of Woodstock), in a period were youngster fell in love with everything boycotted.
So GFR became the biggest attraction of rock ‘n’ roll, even if radios always refused to propose their millionaire hits (on the contrary they use this factor to publicize their "persecution").
www.scaruffi.com /vol2/gfr.html   (960 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad | Biography | MTV
While radio shied away from Grand Funk Railroad, the group's strong work ethic and commitment to touring produced a series of big-selling albums over the next few years; five of their eight releases from 1969 to 1972 went platinum, and the others all went gold.
Following that album, the band's name was officially shortened to Grand Funk, and the group finally scored a big hit single (number one, in fact) with the title track of the Todd Rundgren-produced We're an American Band.
Grand Funk Railroad re-formed in 1981 with Dennis Bellinger on bass and released two albums; only Grand Funk Lives even managed to scrape the bottom of the charts.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/grand_funk_railroad/bio.jhtml   (616 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Grand Funk: Music: Grand Funk Railroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When GRAND FUNK RAILROAD evolved from the recording studio and handed in to Capitol Records this album, they felt confident that their self-titled red album was really going to blow people's minds as well as surprise the whole music industry.
In closing, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD will forever be remembered for contributing a new sound for Rock n' Roll and for daring to push the limits and boundaries further and beyond as far as setting new ground of how much a three-man band is really capable of recording and performing.
Grand Funk railroad is probably not the first place I'd steer people who are curious about this era but for those who were headbanging back in the day, it's all primo stuff.
www.amazon.com /Grand-Funk-Railroad/dp/B00006GA4C   (2080 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad
The foundation of what was to become "Grand Funk Railroad" was laid in Flint, Michigan in the mid 1960's.
Their first singles reached the charts but Grand Funk soon proved its real strength in the album market.
Although it is considered one of their finest by many fans, the album failed to reach the Top 50, and a discouraged Mark Farner decided to quit the group.
www.classicbands.com /grandfunk.html   (1051 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Classic Masters: Music: Grand Funk Railroad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
GFR was a no-nonsense party band, and if you're looking for a single CD to provide you with all of their best moments--this is it.
Grand Funk (Railroad) has to be the ultimate example of a one time great rock band that sold out to commercialism and pop ditties in the hopes of having continued success.
GFR was an important part of the hard rock development and they were good at what they did.
www.amazon.com /Classic-Masters-Grand-Funk-Railroad/dp/B00006ALA4   (1342 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad - Live:The 1971 Tour - Capitol
As I said earlier, Grand Funk was at the height of their popularity in 1971.
If you love Grand Funk Railroad as many do, then this is another wonderful addtion to the GFR library; a toast and precursor to the remastering processes awaiting the band's other albums.
If Grand Funk Railroad meant anything to you, particularly during its album oriented days, this is a must pick up for you.
www.musictap.net /Reviews/GrandFunkRailroadLiveThe1971Tour.html   (917 words)

  
 Music-Atlas: Grand Funk Railroad biography, pictures and facts
The band was formed by Flint, Michigan guitarist/songwriter Mark Farner and drummer Don Brewer, both former members of a local band called Terry Knight and the Pack.
While radio shied away from Grand Funk Railroad, the group's strong work ethic and commitment to touring produced a series of big-selling albums over the next few years; five of their eight releases from 1969 to 1
The group disbanded again, with Brewer and Frost joining Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band and Farner embarking on a new career as a contemporary Christian artist; his "Isn't It Amazing" was a number two gospel hit in 1988.
www.music-atlas.com /artists/grand_funk_railroad.htm   (479 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad - Mars Needs Guitars
Grand Funk Railroad were an American band (and have a song of the same name), hailing from Flint Michigan.
GFR, in spite of receiving not so welcome praise (in the early days) from the press, produced some of the best blues, funk, rock 'n roll on this planet.
Out of eight albums released from 1969 to 1972, five went platinum with the others reaching gold status, pretty good for a band that received sporadic radio airplay in their earliest incarnation.
www.marsneedsguitars.com /2006/08/grand-funk-railroad.html   (428 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad
The story of Grand Funk Railroad begins in the 1960's, the place is the working class, auto industry town of Flint, Michigan.
Sometime during/after the recording of E Pluribus Funk, it was decided to replace Terry Knight with Andy Cavaliere as Manager.
Grand Funk Railroad reunited a total of 3 years and toured extensively from 1996 to 1998.
www.texaspopfestival.com /artists/grand_funk.htm   (768 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad
"Grand Funk Railroad" was an American Rock and Roll band in the 1970s, originally from Flint, Michigan.
After a pop-style album, ''All the Girls in the World Beware!!!'', and a revert to "Grand Funk Railroad", the band's fortunes were at an end.
Grand Funk Railroad reunited again in 1997 to record a benefit album called ''Bosnia''.
www.artistopia.com /grand-funk-railroad   (561 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad Bass Tabs
Grand Funk Railroad is an American power trio band.
Not usually well-received by critics, the original Grand Funk Railroad lineup were highly popular during the 1970s, having sold over 25 million records and selling out arenas world-wide.
They were often cited as "the loudest rock and roll band in the world." Grand Funk Railroad currently uses the nickname "The American Band", from their hit song " We're An American Band".
www.bassmasta.net /g/grand_funk_railroad   (266 words)

  
 Former Grand Funk Railroad manager murdered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Terry Knight, the manager of Grand Funk Railroad from 1969 to 1972, was murdered on Monday night.
Having been a former bandmate in previous bands with Grand Funk's?Don Brewer and Mark Farner (The Pack, and Terry Knight and the Pack) Knight later became manager and producer of Grand Funk Railroad.
During those years Grand Funk sold millions of records and toured the world as one of the biggest rock bands of all time even selling out Shea Stadium in NYC faster than The Beatles".
www.undercover.com.au /news/2004/nov04/20041103_grandfunk.html   (303 words)

  
 The News-Review - Entertainment
Grand Funk Railroad plays at DuneFest in Winchester...
“The American Band" aka Grand Funk Railroad is coming to Winchester Bay, headlining for DuneFest on Saturday, August 5.
Grand Funk Railroad plays at DuneFest in Winchester Bay...
www.newsreview.info /section/ENTERTAIN   (399 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad - E Pluribus Funk
It's time to admit we were wrong about Grand Funk.
The lyrics, as with every song on this LP, reflect the political platform represented by the coinage of the Grand Funk Nation.
Any concert or album release from Grand Funk Railroad means excitement.
www.superseventies.com /spgrandfunk3.html   (624 words)

  
 Still Funky - Grand Funk Railroad
There was such a camaraderie amongst the people in Vietnam, and they used Grand Funk albums, I don't know, I guess to feel a little closer to home, I hate to use that as a pun, you know, but that's kinda what it was.
There just tickled to death to see Grand Funk, up there live on stage and we're tickled to death to be there.
He lives with (1) wife who wishes he would grow up, (1) teenager who wonders how his parents got to this point in their lives without his help, (2) dogs who sleep a lot, (1) ferret who attacks when not looking and (1) cat who is basically useless.
www.theslant.com /music/articles/rail.html   (1606 words)

  
 Grand Funk Railroad making local stop
Grand Funk Railroad, the 1970s hard rock hitmakers who sang the above-mentioned tune, will be one of three headliners at the Big Y 70th Anniversary Balloon and Music Festival, titled "A Salute to America." The festival will run Friday through Sunday, with Grand Funk Railroad performing Friday at 8 p.m.
Grand Funk first hit the Top 40 chart in 1970 with "I'm Your Captain/Closer to Home," but the group didn't reach No. 1 until 1973's "We're an American Band," produced by pop wizard Todd Rundgren.
The Commodores were Grand Funk's soulful contemporaries in the 1970s, albeit a bit later in the decade.
www.masslive.com /entertainment/republican/index.ssf?/base/living-0/1149320510204361.xml&coll=1   (499 words)

  
 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
Grand Funk Railroad, seem to have finally gotten a sense of respectability.
The Railroad will be chugging into Chicago this summer with a show chock full of GFR hits and a few brand new songs that are earmarked for the band’s first new studio album since the late 1980s.
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD perform at 8pm July 6 at “Frontier Days Fest” in Arlington Heights, IL.
www.midwestbeat.com /ezine/july2002/grand_funk.htm   (911 words)

  
 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
MARK, DON and MEL FORMED GRAND FUNK RAILROAD IN 1969 AFTER THE BREAKUP OF "TERRY KNIGHT AND THE PACK".
THE SECOND ALBUM "GRAND FUNK" WAS RELEASED THE SAME YEAR.
GRAND FUNK TURNED OUT TO BE THE ULTIMATE LIVE BAND.
grandfunkrock.com /gfr-filer/mdm2.htm   (178 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Grand Funk Railroad
You cannot talk about rock in the 1970s without talking about Grand Funk Railroad.
And you cannot talk about Grand Funk without talking about the hate: how critics pissed on them from an arrogant height.
I saw Grand Funk very early on, playing for flies in Philadelphia in December 1969, and I heard...
www.rollingstone.com /artists/grandfunkrailroad   (85 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Bands and Artists: G: Grand Funk Railroad
The Covers Project: Grand Funk Railroad - Listing of songs of other artists that were covered by Grand Funk Railroad, as well as songs by Grand Funk that have been covered by other artists.
OLGA: Grand Funk Railroad - Harmony Central's index of guitar and bass tablature for Grand Funk songs.
The Night Owl: E Pluribus Funk / Caught In The Act - Review of the remastered "E Pluribus Funk" and "Caught In The Act".
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Bands_and_Artists/G/Grand_Funk_Railroad   (662 words)

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