History Music / GrandFunkRailroad

24th Aug '17 4:58:05 PM Shedlessguy
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One of the most popular American rock bands of TheSeventies, '''Grand Funk Railroad''' was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (co-lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Don Brewer (co-lead vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar). Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.

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One of the most popular American rock bands of TheSeventies, '''Grand Funk Railroad''' was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (co-lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Don Brewer (co-lead vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar).guitar), with Craig Frost (organ) joining the band by the time they had their biggest hits. Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.
23rd Aug '17 5:19:18 PM Ezclee4050
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: They enjoyed the jokes at their expense on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', noting that Homer is a perfect representative of their fanbase.
16th Jul '16 6:39:56 PM KidDynamite
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* SopranoAndGravel: Mark Farner (soprano) and Don Brewer (gravel).
* TheBandMinusTheFace: Since 2000, when Mark Farner departed and the band chose to continue without him.
19th Jan '16 10:41:22 AM Mdumas43073
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Reunion attempts were initially unsuccessful, resulting in Mark Farner quitting the band in favour of his solo career as a ChristianRock artist. He was replaced by former .38Special vocalist Max Carl and Music/{{KISS}} guitarist Bruce Kulick, with whom the group continues to tour.

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Reunion attempts were initially unsuccessful, resulting in Mark Farner quitting the band in favour of his solo career as a ChristianRock artist. He was replaced by former .38Special 38 Special vocalist Max Carl and Music/{{KISS}} guitarist Bruce Kulick, with whom the group continues to tour.
19th Jan '16 10:40:28 AM Mdumas43073
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19th Jan '16 10:40:03 AM Mdumas43073
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** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the obscure '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.

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** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the obscure '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.
19th Jan '16 10:39:00 AM Mdumas43073
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!!! Discography:

* ''On Time'' (1969)
* ''Grand Funk'' (1969)
* ''Closer to Home'' (1970)
* ''Live Album'' (1970) - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin live album]]
* ''Survival'' (1971)
* ''E Pluribus Funk'' (1971)
* ''Phoenix'' (1972)
* ''We're an American Band'' (1973)
* ''Shinin' On'' (1974)
* ''All the Girls in the World Beware!!!'' (1974)
* ''Caught in the Act'' (1975) - live album
* ''Born to Die'' (1976)
* ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' (1976)
* ''Grand Funk Lives'' (1981)
* ''What's Funk?'' (1983)
* ''Bosnia'' (1997) - live album
* ''Live: The 1971 Tour'' (2002) - live album



* CoverVersion: Their second number one hit was a cover of "The Loco-Motion" (written by Carole King), which had previously occupied the top position as a version by Little Eva.

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* CoverVersion: Their second number one #1 hit was a cover of "The Loco-Motion" (written by Carole King), Music/CaroleKing), which had previously occupied the top position as in a 1962 version by Little Eva.Eva.
** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the obscure '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.
19th Jan '16 10:30:30 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''

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19th Jan '16 10:29:14 AM Mdumas43073
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One of the most popular American rock bands of TheSeventies, Grand Funk Railroad was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (co-lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Don Brewer (co-lead vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar). Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.

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One of the most popular American rock bands of TheSeventies, Grand '''Grand Funk Railroad Railroad''' was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (co-lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Don Brewer (co-lead vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar). Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.



* PunBasedTitle: Named after their state's Grand Trunk Railroad.

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* PunBasedTitle: PunnyName: Named after their state's Grand Trunk Railroad.
21st Apr '14 5:32:06 PM BadSplice
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->''"You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Oh, man!"''

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->''"You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? [[DamnedByFaintPraise The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Brewer?]] Oh, man!"''
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