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.
Previewed by 'Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul,' the album made the US Top 10 and went gold.
The song was written by drummer Don Brewer and produced, as was the eponymous album, by Todd Rundgren.
The Capitol single made its entrance two weeks ahead of the album it came from, 'On Time,' which went on to be certified gold.
Midway through the 1970s, Grand Funk fans had another chance to experience the band’s on-stage energy on disc.
Released on 25 August 1969 as their debut album, 'On Time' by Grand Funk Railroad lived up to its title and started the band's US chart journey.
In the summer of 1976, the band was on a strange lap of honor.
'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.
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Despite that monumental sounding name, and their ear-splitting decibel-defying brand of hard-core rock notwithstanding, the esteemed Grand Funk Railroad are a damn sight smarter than they’re given the credit for.
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.