Grand Funk Railroad (otherwise called Grand Funk) is an American rock band that was profoundly famous amid the 1970s.
Grand Funk Railroad : The American Band
GFR toured the world and earned four RIAA gold collections during 1970—the most for any American aggregate that year. The present Grand Funk Railroad line-up utilizes the moniker "The American Band," a reference to its 1973 hit "We're an American Band." The band's name can be traced back to the Grand Trunk Railroad, a railroad line that went through the band's main residence of Flint, Michigan.
Influential Hard Rock
Grand Funk was also the band that laid the preparation for such groups including Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with its mark hard driving sound, heartfelt vocals, solid instrumentation and compelling pop songs. The way that Grand Funk's legacy still rules over the Classic Rock scene forty-five years after its 1969 conception in Flint, Michigan is a demonstration of the gathering's impact and fortitude. Super hits:
- We're An American Band
- I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home
- Some Kind Of Wonderful
still earn consistent airplay on Classic Rock radio.
American Band's Enduring Legacy
We're An American Band has gotten reputation as of late being utilized as a part of film sound tracks and in TV/radio promoting. The gigantic hit was highlighted in a late General Motors national TV promotion battle and in Disney's film The Country Bears. In 2004, We're An American Band was highlighted in the Cuba Gooding Jr. film RADIO, and in 2005 it was highlighted in the swashbuckler SAHARA featuring Matthew McConaughey.
Reformed in 1996, the band did three "Bosnian advantage shows" in 1997, and released an advantage collection called 'Bosnia'. Following 2000 Grand Funk Railroad are utilizing the moniker "The American Band" with the visiting line-up: Max Carl-vocals, Don Brewer-drums, Bruce Kulick-guitars, Mel Schacher-bass, and Timothy Cashion.
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