Picture courtesy of David Care of Austin, TX
I like to think I'm the biggest "Funk-fan" in the
world. But, after having started the GFR fan Internet
Mailing List, I found out that my thoughts weren't
even close. There are so many people who are bigger
fans than I will ever be. I think that bringing
together so many fans who were so passionate about
the band, and giving them a forum where they, on their
own, did everything within their power to promote the
band, was the primary reason for a
that Don gave to me. You can also read my personal
Grand Funk history
-- a little story I wrote about my life experiences
with Grand Funk that led up to that gift.
Donna Wightman is a Grand Funk fan from northern
Donna's page appeared at about the same time this page
was posted (Great minds think alike
And, after two failed attempts by professional Web
site developers, Donna's site was selected by the band
and their management to be
official Web site for Grand Funk Railroad. Donna has,
for a number of reasons, stepped down as the official
Webmaster and the band has arranged to put up a simpler,
informational Web site in it's place. I hope Donna is
working on another Web site -- I'll post a link
here when she does.
Mike Butler is a fan from the Las Vegas, Nevada area.
Mike is the fellow who took on the huge and costly
task of getting the, by now, famous "Funkengruven"
tee-shirts created. Mike is also working on another
Web site (I hope (-:). I'll post a link when I hear
from Mike again.
Jim Maijala is a fan from Phoenix, Arizona who has
become quite well known on the Grand Funk Fan mailing
list. What makes Jim stand out is a certain flair
for writing that he has developed on subjects involving
"the best band in the land." We have collected some of
his writings here in the Grand Funk Web for your
ejoyment. Jim calls his material
Other fans with Grand Funk Web pages include:
If you have a chance, stop by these other great sites
and let the authors know how much you appreciate them
helping to keep Grand Funk Railroad on track!
Several of the Internet's Web Directories and Search
Engines give their users the ability to create fan
clubs for musical groups, favorite books or
T.V. shows on their computers. These "clubs" are
a focal point for people with common interests.
They usually contain chat rooms, photo galleries,
and much more.
Here are a few of the sites that have GFR listed:
You can read some
fan comments and concert reviews
to see what the fans have to say about the
band, the reunion, and the concerts.
Photograph by Lynn Goldsmith.
Photo scan courtesy of Joe Gavlick