Grand Funk At Shea Stadium

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Shea Stadium? I used to steal liberally from the great quotesmith. Sure, it had the Beatles in ’65 and Grand Funk in ’71 and the Clash in ’82 and the Police in ’83. And as a lover of music, that’s.

Grand Funk has not been recording much new material in recent years, but has had several greatest-hits packages released, including a new DVD from Capitol Records. "I did some digging, and found one s.

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Grand Funk Railroad played before 55,000 people on July 9, 1971 in New York City’s Shea Stadium.

"Ya know, we were bigger than the Beatles," he chuckled. He was referring to Grand Funk’s sold out show at Shea Stadium in New York in 1971. The Beatles also sold out Shea, but it took them about two.

Jul 30, 2008. Besides baseball, Shea Stadium has housed many other famous events. Five years after the Beatles' epic performance, Grand Funk Railroad.

group produced 19 hit singles and earned 13 Gold Records and 10 Platinum Records. In 1971, Grand Funk was such a hot commodity that it sold out a Shea Stadium concert faster than the Beatles did at th.

Live: The 1971 Tour, an Album by Grand Funk Railroad. instantaneous sale of 55,000 tickets for the group's July 9th date at Shea Stadium, in New York City.

In the early ’70s, Grand Funk was as big as they get. They sold over 20 million albums, were regulars on FM playlists, and set lots of attendance records – they even broke The Beatles record for ticket sales at Shea Stadium when they played there in 1971.

Everybody seems to remember when the Beatles sold out Shea Stadium, but fewer recall when Grand Funk Railroad did the same thing in 1971, reportedly even faster then the Fab Four did. Grand Funk Railr.

Grand Funk Railroad began 1972 as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most successful bands. But by March, the popular power trio found itself stuck in a legal quagmire. Guitarist and singer Mark Farner.

"People can expect vintage music from the 1970s," Luna said. "Farner has been touring the country. Grand Funk sold out Shea Stadium in the ’70s and some big venues in the ’80s. This is something we ha.

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I saw Grand Funk Railroad and Humble Pie with Peter Frampton at Shea. The only other "adult" we could come up with was an 18-yr. old senior. Shea Stadium was rockin’ that night! Turned out to be th.

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Jun 1, 2017. Grand Funk Railroad did it in 1971 when they sold out Shea Stadium in 72 hours. A capacity crowd is expected at Kalamazoo Ribfest when.

The next year, Grand Funk Railroad sold out a concert at Shea Stadium in New York City in 72 hours. In the following years, Grand Funk Railroad would continue to produce hits, including 1973’s "We’re.

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What was it like to be in a band popular enough to sell out Shea Stadium, even while rock. Mark Farner—co-founding singer-songwriter-guitarist of Grand Funk.

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This CD is a wonderful testament to the power of early GFR. I will give a track by track review. 1. The introduction first has the fans chanting We Want Grand Funk then the recorded Sprach Zarathustra (2001) come on and stops and an announcer says.

#11 Grand Funk's Mark Farner Looks Back at Selling Out Shea Stadium in 1971 When a band sells out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles it's a big deal.

Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively.

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What followed was a Shea history steeped in music. Yankee Stadium may have played host to Johnny Unitas, popes and Nelson Mandela, but Shea profited from Grand Funk Railroad. The band’s 1969 show, wit.

As a live act, the band quickly drew huge crowds selling out places like New York’s Shea Stadium. Knight boasted about how your ears would bleed at a Grand Funk Railroad concert. He kept the actual ba.

Jan 13, 2018. Even more, Grand Funk Railroad, a rock group from Flint, Michigan sold out Shea Stadium in Queens, New York faster than…wait for it…

Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad to the top of the charts, and today he’s a platinum recording artist 30 times over.

Drummer Don Brewer – who formed Grand Funk Railroad in 1969 with guitarist. the 1970s, and Grand Funk who sold out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles.

Aug 16, 2018. Grand Funk is set to perform at the Lorain County Fair on Aug. 20. Q Did selling out Shea Stadium put Grand Funk Railroad in a different.

This Grand Funk Railroad concert recording from Detroit, Chicago, and Shea Stadium on the band's enormously successful 1971 tour captures them in all their.

Dec 29, 2003. By this time Grand Funk Railroad had reached their aim and was the biggest band in the land. They probably peaked at Shea Stadium that year.

Still, it was Grand Funk Railroad that sold more records than any other bands in the 1970s, and Grand Funk who sold out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles. Hits ranged from "I’m Your Captain (Closer.

Nov 2, 2004. Former GRAND FUNK RAILROAD manager/producer Terry Knight was. even selling out Shea Stadium in NYC faster than THE BEATLES.

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In 1971, Grand Funk Railroad set the record at Shea Stadium, selling out in just 71 hours, breaking the previous record by The Beatles. That record still stands.

They were a garage band from Flint Michigan who upstaged Led Zeppelin in Detroit and sold out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles; excited fans nearly brought the structure down. Grand Funk Railroad.

"It was an amazing ride, starting at the bottom and then selling out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles. It was incredible." It appeared for a while that Grand Funk would disappear and be all but fo.

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By 1971, Grand Funk equalled the Beatles' Shea Stadium attendance record, but sold out the venue in just 72 hours whereas the Beatles concert took a few.

Sep 4, 2017. Ed. Note: It was recently brought to my attention that Grand Funk. when tickets went on sale for the July 9 show at New York's Shea Stadium,

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A 1971 Grand Funk Railroad performance at New York's Shea Stadium sold out faster than the Beatles! * Over their career, Grand Funk has had:…

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In 1965, the Beatles sold out Shea Stadium in New York in just about two weeks. That was an incredible feat, being that meant more than 50,000 people bought tickets in a pre-Internet culture. A few ye.

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Farner and his former Grand Funk bandmates last played together in 1998, one can only hope they reunite someday. In the meantime you can catch the legend that headlined and sold out arenas like Shea S.

To this day, it is still his all-time favorite Grand Funk Railroad cut. "Yeah man, when they are singing ‘I’m getting closer to my home,’ it puts goose bumps on my goose bumps," said Farner, about one.

Popular ’70s American rock band Grand Funk Railroad will be filling the air with its well. The history of the band goes back to 1969 in Flint, Mich. We sold out Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles.

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