We’re An American Band remains Grand Funk Railroad’s finest moment, oozing with confidence and radio-friendly accessibility, and peaking at No.2 in the US.
The Atlanta International Pop Festival was one of the biggest fests in 1969, boasting Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker and CCR on the line-up.
'Closer To Home' was released in June 1970, and the trio prepared to hit the American album top ten for the first time.
In June 1971, even media types who had never liked GFR's populist hard rock style had to concede that they'd become one of the biggest bands of their generation.
'Shinin' On' was produced, like its predecessor 'We’re An American Band,' by revered artist and studio authority Todd Rundgren.
The origins of heavy metal are often disputed... We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from?
From heavy blues outings of the late 60s to pioneering anthems from the early 70s, we bring you the 11 songs that inspired heavy metal…
Thirteen years after the Marvelettes' original, Richard and Karen Carpenter's cover of 'Please Mr. Postman' became their third US No. 1.
As soon as the new year began, the band were on the road, all over the world, with a huge tour that began in Mobile, Alabama.
Todd's original 'Can We Still Be Friends' came out in 1978, and Palmer, charting at the time with his 'Double Fun' album, was listening.
'All The Girls In The World Beware!!!' was the band's second album of 1974, their ninth studio release and their 11th chart LP in just over five years.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
From the dawn of rock to the present day, the best power trios have stretched sonic boundaries far beyond the limitations of just three instruments.
From floor-shaking stadium anthems to paeans to a lost past and roadmaps for a new life, here are 12 songs that glorify rock’n’roll.
No one could deny that Grand Funk really were the people’s group when ‘We’re An American Band' hit the Hot 100 summit.