Funk

In 1962, song writers Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote a song that became a hit for their babysitter, Little Eva. The song was called “The Locomotion.” 12 years later, on May 4th, 1974, it was a hit again when it became the #1 song in the US. This time it was by Grand Funk […]

20th April 1969, Session drummer Benny Benjamin died. One of ‘The Funk Brothers’ played on many Tamla Motown hits including, The Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. The film ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Motown’ released in 2003 features his work. Read it here

Grand Funk Railroad, or Grand Funk as they were now being called released their 4th LP “Survival” on April 15th, 1971. Like other GF LP’s it was produced by Terry Knight. However drummer Don Brewer was never happy with the drum sound on the album, due to Knight’s insistence of having Brewer cover his drum […]

Grand Funk Railroad released their 2nd LP “Grand Funk” on Dec. 29, 1969. The album is also known as “The Red Album.” In making this record, the band and the producers concentrated more on Mark Farner’s guitar because of the imbalance the band achieved on their first album “On Time”. They felt that the bass […]


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