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Grand Funk Railroad

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Grand Funk Railroad is an American trio band formed in 1969, and named after the Grand Trunk Western Railroad in Michigan. The founding members were Mark Farner, Don Brewer, and Mel Schacher. They were precursors of heavy metal and were promoted as "the loudest rock and roll band in the world" in the early 1970's. In 1970 they had sold more albums than any other American band. In 1971, Grand Funk Railroad set the record at Shea Stadium, selling out in just 71 hours, breaking the previous record by The Beatles. That record still stands today. Read more...

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