EPISODE #993 MARK FARNER AND THE HISTORY OF GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
GUEST: Mark Farner is one of the founding members, lead singer, lead guitarist, and writer of over 90% of the Grand Funk Railroad music catalog. Farner has always been known as the energetic driving force on stage, the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts. His soulful voice and power rock riffs fueled the Funk along with his atomic stage presence. His story and his imprint on music starts with Flint, Mich., and since 1969 from his humble beginnings and a blue-collar outlook, Farner has captained a global crusade for love, peace and freedom and became a rock ‘n’ roll icon.
More than 50 years later he commands the stage with the same intensity performing epic hits that defined a generation: “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)”, “Bad Time”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, “Foot Stompin’ Music”, “Heartbreaker”, “Locomotion”, “Mean Mistreater” and “We’re An American Band”. Farner has amplified his remarkable career by decibels selling more than 30 million records worldwide, including 16 gold and platinum albums.
Farner is launching a long-awaited instructional video series. Farner Chords, a new video series where Farner gives a detailed look at the chords and techniques behind the hits, kicks off today with “People, Let’s Stop The War”. The single first appeared in the 1971 Grand Funk Railroad album, “E Pluribus Funk”.
The video series is free and can only be accessed online at MarkFarner.com. Additional videos will roll out monthly.
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