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Grand Funk Railroad

Originally a trio, the band was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (guitar, vocals) and Don Brewer (drums, vocals) from Terry Knight and the Pack, and Mel Schacher (bass) from Question Mark & the Mysterians; Knight soon became the band's manager, as well as naming the band as a play on words for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a well-known rail line in Michigan. First achieving recognition at the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival, the band was signed by Capitol Records. After a raucous, well-received set on the first day of the festival, the group was asked back to play at the Second Atlanta Pop Festival the following year. Patterned after hard rock power trios such as Cream, the band, with Terry Knight's marketing savvy, developed its own popular style. In 1969, the band released its first album titled On Time, which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold record in 1970.

In the same year, a second album, Grand Funk (aka "The Red Album"), was awarded gold status. Despite critical pans and a lack of airplay, the group's first six albums (five studio releases and one live album) were quite successful.

Grand Funk Railroad (also known as Grand Funk) is an American rock band.
The Grand Funk Railroad lineup was highly popular during the 1970s, selling over 25 million records.
Touring steadily since 2000, Grand Funk Railroad has built a new audience while still drawing fans of the original band.


70's Rock

Bad Time
I'm Your Captain & Closer To Home
Some Kind Of Wonderful
We're An American Band

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