In the summer of 1976, the band were on a strange lap of honour.
'Closer To Home' was released in June 1970, and the trio prepared to hit the American album top ten for the first time.
'Shinin' On' was produced, like its predecessor 'We’re An American Band,' by revered artist and studio authority Todd Rundgren.
No one could deny that Grand Funk really were the people’s group when ‘We’re An American Band' hit the Hot 100 summit.
They're an American band, and this was their first album. Grand Funk Railroad played their first gig in March 1969 and On Time came out five months later on 25 August.
Grand Funk's seminal seventh album We're An American Band from 1973 is to receive a special coloured vinyl Sound Of Vinyl reissue
The sophomore album 'Grand Funk' saw the trio expanding on the confidently hard-rocking sound of their debut release.
Revered producer-artist Todd Rundgren has been reminiscing about his days producing 1970s rock heavyweights Grand Funk Railroad.