INTERVIEW – How Grand Funk’s Don Brewer Met ‘Some Kind Of Wonderful’ Writer John Ellison

A few months ago Don and Mel of Grand Funk finally met the guy who wrote one of their biggest hits “Some Kind of Wonderful” John Ellison who sang it in his band Soul Brothers Six in 1967. Here’s Don Brewer. HELP SUPPORT ROCK HISTORY MUSIC..CHECK OUT OUR STORE FOR […]

INTERVIEW – Grand Funk’s Mark Farner On His Biggest Vocal Influence Howard Tate

INTERVIEW – Grand Funk Influences We Ask Mark Farner & Don Brewer This is the last part of our 12 part series on Grand Funk Railroad. I had the pleasure of talking to both singers in the band. First drummer Don Brewer who now leads the group and former lead […]

INTERVIEW CLIP #11 Grand Funk’s Mark Farner Looks Back at Selling Out Shea Stadium in 1971 (Faster than the Beatles)

#11 Grand Funk’s Mark Farner Looks Back at Selling Out Shea Stadium in 1971 When a band sells out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles it’s a big deal. Grand Funk did it in 72 hours while the Beatles took a few weeks. Easily they were still not The Beatles […]

Grand Funk’s Mark Farner on His Near Death Experience & An Out-Of-This-World Relationship With Ronnie Montrose

INTERVIEW CLIP #10 – Grand Funk’s Mark Farner on His Near Death Experience & Ronnie Montrose Not many rockers have lived the life of former grand Funk Railroad singer/guitarist Mark Farner. In the 70’s this band lived large. They knew all about the excesses of Rock and Roll but by […]

Where Is Grand Funk’s Reunion? It’s Highly Unlikely! We asked Mark Farner & Don Brewer

INTERVIEW #9 – Where Is Grand Funk’s Reunion? We asked Mark Farner & Don Brewer None of us really know what’s going on behind the scenes of any band. It’s usually he-said-she-said thing but no matter what, when the dust settles everyone loves a good reunion. Original lead singer guitarist […]

INTERVIEW: Grand Funk’s Mark Farner: The Story Behind “I’m Your Captain – Closer To Home”

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Grand Funk’s Mess With Manager Terry Knight According to Mark Farner & Don Brewer

#6 – INTERVIEW Grand Funk’s Mess With Manager Terry Knight When fans talk about managers who were screwed by their clients the names Grand Funk and Terry Knight often comes up. In the early 70’s after a string of hit albums the power trio wondered where all the money was […]

Grand Funk’s Mark Farner Remembers Being Starstruck by Jimi Hendrix

#5 – INTERVIEW – Grand Funk’s Mark Farner Remember Jimi Hendrix This is part 5 of our 12 part series on Grand Funk featuring both drummer/vocalist Don Brewer and original singer/guitarist Mark Farner who has been out of the band since the late 90’s. If you know our channel you […]

Who Really Wrote Grand Funk’s “We’re An American Band” We Asked Don Brewer & Mark Farner

Mark Farner & Don Brewer – We’re An American Band – Two Different Views We’re an American band was the seventh studio album from Grand Funk Railroad. It was their fourth hit and the first of two #1 hits – the other was their cover of “The Loco-Motion” the following […]