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MARK FARNER – Formerly of Grand Funk Railroad

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mark farner029LGMF 2013 glossy“Mark Farner IS the engine that took the original Grand Funk Railroad, one of rock music’s most successful groups, to the top of the charts.  As their lead vocalist, lead guitarist and principle songwriter the group made a beeline to rock stardom following their show-stealing performance before 180,000 people at the Atlanta International Pop Festival in 1969. From there in 1971 set the record for selling out New York’s Shea Stadium in about 72 hours with 100% Farner complications. Even after 40 years on the road, some sort of magical transformation takes place when Mark Farner steps on stage. Out of a chrysalis emerges this charismatic alter-ego sprinkled with stardust. When Mark’s on stage he’s the consummate, professional rocker who’s lost none of his chops. His voice is still clear, strong and on key, his guitar playing slick and lightening quick and his trademark prancing still that of a spring chicken. Forty years after Mark Farner was star struck with overwhelming success, with 30 million records sold (12 RIAA Certified Platinum and 15 Certified Gold albums), Mark Farner’s train keeps a rollin’.”  Written by Kristofer Engelhardt, top photo credit Lynn Goldsmith, bottom photo credit Arnie Goodman.

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