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Grand Funk Railroad

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Birth Place: Flint, Michigan, United States
Years Active: 1968–1977, 1980–1983, 1996–present
Genres: Hard Rock, Boogie Rock, Heavy Metal

Grand Funk Railroad (also known as Grand Funk) is an American rock band that was highly popular during the 1970s. Grand Funk Railroad toured constantly, packed arenas worldwide, and received four RIAA gold albums during 1970—the most for any American group that year. The band's name is a play on words of the Grand Trunk Railroad, a railroad line that ran through the band's home town of Flint, Michigan. The band was formed in 1968 by Mark Farner (guitars, keyboards, lead vocals) and Don Brewer (drums, lead vocals) from Terry Knight and the Pack, and Mel Schacher (bass guitar) from Question Mark & the Mysterians. Terry Knight, a former band-mate of Farner and Brewer, soon became the band's m... Continue Bio >>

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