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Grand Funk Railroad released their single “We’re an American Band”, from the album of the same name on July 28 (again some sources say July 16) 1973. The song was written by Don Brewer and produced by Todd Rundgren. It was sung by Brewer rather than Mark Farner, who usually sang lead vocals. According to […]

On July 9, 1971, Grand Funk Railroad headlined a concert at New York’s Shea Stadium. They drew more people than The Beatles did when they played there. Humble Pie was the opening act. We think this video will give you a good idea of the concert at Shea, 47 years ago tonight. By the way, […]

Styx released their “Grand Illusion” album on July 7, 1977. It was their 7th album, with 7 songs released on 7-7-77. “Grand Illusion” was the record that gave them the career boost they needed. Some people like to refer to the record as their ‘lucky 7’s’ LP. Having been around at the time, we can […]

For at least 1 day in New York, Grand Funk Railroad was bigger than The Beatles. It had taken the Beatles 80 days to sell out the Shea Stadium. It had taken Grand Funk only 72 hours. According to stadium police officials, “It looked like World series fever all over again.” In short, when tickets […]

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 […]

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 […]


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