Grand Funk Railroad: Fan Home Page

of William A. Parrette

This site is a non-commercial site and does not earn any income -- with the exception of a few Web Affiliate Programs -- it is purely a fan-based site. This site also contains scanned images of pictures belonging to many different photographers. Some of these images were scanned by me directly while others were provided to me from acquaintances across the Internet. Many of these photos were acquired without knowledge of who the original owner/copyright holder was. If I have used an image of one of your photos without permission and you would like me to add a copyright attribution please contact me at -- I would be more than happy to attribute your work.

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A Legend Begins

1969 at the Atlanta Pop Festival. It started without the benefit of a large, recording company-sponsored media blitz. It started with three relatively unknown musicians -- not the relics from some broken super group. It started with a different type of music -- music that had a raw, gutty, moving, almost sexual quality to it. What was "it?" What was it that Cashbox magazine once called "a legend in their own time?"

"It" was Grand Funk Railroad.

Don Brewer, Mel Schacher, and Mark Farner, did what every young musician dreams of. Without a recording contract, without the benefit of a hit record; by playing at the Atlanta festival, the Texas International Pop Festival, and other music festivals in cities such as Nashville, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles; they made fans -- lots of fans. And, the word quickly spread far and near, by word of mouth: Grand Funk Railroad is here!

The band's history, music, important events, fans, and much more can be read sequentially by using the menu at the top, far right.

150+ GFR fan-written stories about the influences of GFR.

Tales of the American Band --
Grand Funk Railroad

compiled by Sunny Quinn.

The history of Grand Funk is laid out in detail in...

An American Band --
The Story of Grand Funk Railroad

by rock-author Billy James.

Don Brewer:
Live at the
Modern Drummer Festival

55 minutes
U.S. Retail: $24.98

Modern Drummer Festival's Best Years featuring clips of drumming greats from a diversity of musical styles including Don Brewer.

292 minutes
U.S. Retail: $26.99

Years of rumors, waiting & promises, & different authors ... finally, the authorized Mark Farner biography.

From Grand Funk to Grace
Written by Kristofer Engelhardt.

The Changing Faces of Grand Funk Railroad

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The Lyrics section of this Web-site is not finished. All the lyrics have been transcribed, but have not been edited and checked for correctness. Apologies for any problems this may cause.

The Discography and Lyrics menu items take you to the same page. If you are looking for lyrics to a specific song, choose the album that the song appeared on from the Discography list. Your choice takes you to an album-specific page that contains the song titles for that album. Choose a song title from the list and this will take you to the lyric page.

Once you get to an album page, there are navigation buttons at the bottom to take you to another album. Albums are linked in release-date order.

Once you get to a lyric page, there are navigation buttons at the bottom to take you to another song. Songs are linked in album-appearance-order.

If you aren't sure which album a song appeared on, select any title from the Discography list, scan the titles for the desired song, use the link at the bottom of the page to go to the next album and repeat this process until you find the desired song. The album pages are linked in a circle.

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