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Grand Funk Railroad breakup and more...

Postby jonnygothispen » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:43 pm

An unusual history...

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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.

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Re: Grand Funk Railroad breakup and more...

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:57 pm

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Re: Grand Funk Railroad breakup and more...

Postby Donald » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:38 pm

Never was a fan. I thought they had quit long ago.

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Re: Grand Funk Railroad breakup and more...

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:57 pm

Their main problem was they needed more cowbell.

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Re: Grand Funk Railroad breakup and more...

Postby Igor » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:03 pm

I had heard about most of that already. Not as messed up as the legal history of Guess Who, but still too bad. The one sure thing about bands from the 60's-90's is that the band name, by and large, is worth more than having original or long-time band members.


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