Saturday, February 13, 2010

Side Tracks

This week we take a ride on the Grand Funk Railroad. Here's former lead singer Mark Farner singing their big hippie hit in a solo venue..

Farner and Don Brewer both had quality lead vocal voices, rare for one band. They sold out Shea Stadium in 1971, evoking comparisons to the Beatles. I'm not going into that stuff here. This one was always a neat little tune..

The group's name was a derivative of a real railroad--the 'Grand Trunk Railway' of Canada and Michigan fame.

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