INTERVIEW CLIP #8 – Grand Funk’s Mark Farner: The Story Behind “I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home)”
“I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)” was Grand Funk’s Railroad very first hit. It from the album “Closer to Home” released June 15, 1970. The tune reached #22 on the chart and remains one of their most radio played tunes. I asked Mark about the tune.
There have been a lot of power trios in rock I asked Mark Farner why he thought it clicked so well for Grand Funk.
Next week we will ask both drummer Don Brewer who is running Grand Funk Railroad and former lead singer and guitarist Mark Farner why the original line-up is not getting back together which seems to be what most fans want.
We will have more from our interviews with Mark Farner and Don Brewer next Saturday. Make sure you check out our merchandise store for Rock History Music sweatshirts, T-shirts, mugs and more and thanks for the support. Go to RockHistoryMusic.com or get the links in the description of this video. – by John Beaudin
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the 80’s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two version (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.
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