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Mark Farner Lets Loose...
Mark Farner and Grand Funk Railroad
JULY 13, 2016
The ultimate "people's band," the hard-driving, heavy-riffing Flint, Michigan trio of Mark Farner, Don Brewer and Mel Schacher (keyboardist Craig Frost joined in '72) racked up an unprecedented string of platinum albums between 1969 and 1976, and in 1971 they sold out New York's Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles—in just 72 hours' time.