In 1971, one of America's biggest rock bands adapted a motto from the Grand Seal of the United States.
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.
'Shinin' On' was produced, like its predecessor 'We’re An American Band,' by revered artist and studio authority Todd Rundgren.
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.
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.