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January 8th 2014
11:58:37 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

JC MARETS

How did you find this Web Site?  

From http://www.angelfire.com/nt/omnivoid/gfr.html site

Where are you from?  

Country: FRANCE Town: MEZE (near Montpellier)

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

Hello there,
I\'m a great fan of GFR since the very beginning... The most powerfull band and the most powerfull live album I ever heard > Live album recorded at the International Pop Festival - Atlanta 1969...
I found some videos of GFR\'s concerts but none as good as this one was..
I was unable, as of today, to find a video or a film of this fantastic concert..
Does anyone get one copy or can help me to find one??
It would be the best present of my end of life...
Thanks a lot...

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May 25th 2012
09:31:42 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Carol

How did you find this Web Site?  

Google search for Berlin Airlift - RFK Stadium

Where are you from?  

South Florida

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I was a senior in high school when I attended "Berlin Airlift" at RFK Stadium in D.C. and was thrilled to see Grand Funk. My friend seated next to me and I were among the hoards that rushed the stage. Occasionally I like to shock my middle aged business colleagues by telling them about the time a girlfriend and I unsuccessfully tried to throw ourselves at Mark Farner! They gave a great performance and that all day concert is one of my fondest memories from high school.

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March 14th 2012
06:16:59 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Billy Rowe

How did you find this Web Site?  

Web browsing

Where are you from?  

Waldorf md

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I saw grand funk the first time at the Berlin airlift concert held at the rfk stadium in washinton dc.the show was flat out from beginning to end.fans rushed towards the stage and didn't want to leave,until terry knight said the band would stop playing if they didn't go back to the bleachers!I have seen grand funk as the 3 piece and when they had Craig join..grand funk was the most powerful band I ever heard in those days.just 3 guys, awall of west amps and a drum set. I found a west grande amp which I have kept since the seventies. Lots of memories !

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March 14th 2012
06:15:44 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Billy Rowe

How did you find this Web Site?  

Web browsing

Where are you from?  

Waldorf md

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I saw grand funk the first time at the Berlin airlift concert held at the rfk stadium in washinton dc.the show was flat out from beginning to end.fans rushed towards the stage and didn't want to leave,until terry knight said the band would stop playing if they didn't go back to the bleachers!I have seen grand funk as the 3 piece and when they had Craig join..grand funk was the most powerful band I ever heard in those days.just 3 guys, awall of west amps and a drum set. I found a west grande amp which I have kept since the seventies. Lots of memories !

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February 2nd 2011
01:42:44 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

W W Glenn

How did you find this Web Site?  

Grand Funk Maniac Guitar Site from Japan

Where are you from?  

S W USA

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

The really early GFRR concerts in 1969 and 1970 were the best and most energetic to see. They became more polished as musicians and vocalists later in the mid- seventies, but I still favor the raw, frenzy concerts they first played. You see, the only way to make it way back then was to tour, tour, and tour- no videos or MTV to skate on then. The early concerts were," No Frills" at all. Mark, Don and Mel came out smiling, ready to play. On the first note, Mark was several feet in the air- the whole crowd rushed the stage as fast as they could run up front, including the fans in the far back. Mark was running, jumping, galloping all over the stage, while singing, playing guitar and harmonica. The crowd was screaming, jumping up and down, and just going crazy with this wild kind of concert that no one had seen before. It didn't stop for the whole concert, and neither did Mark. GFRR just kept turning up the energy and intensity. Every song was bigger and harder and heavier and faster than the last , with the exception of, "Heartbreaker" ,and "Mean Mistreater", and just like the "Live Album", you could here a pin drop on these softer songs. Mark was playing incredible leads and vocals, while putting on these one of a kind concerts. Fans stood up for the whole concert, screaming ,yelling and cheering, jumping up and down, just going crazy for these excellent performances. Seeing quite of few of these, they were pretty much the same, just blowing the fans away with their brand of new hard rock , as a trio, kinda heavy psyche and garage band , before becoming more top 40 or a little more pop style later on. This kind of intensity and extreme energy just couldn't go on forever, although we thought it would at the time, because we knew what would happen at a GFRR concert. Alas, I took every friend, girlfriends to a big GFRR concert and had front row seats for all. Mark came out front and the band began to play like a normal rock and roll band, not as animated, and not jumping and vaulting and cavorting about as he had done so many times before. My friends were staring at me- I didn't know what to say to them -I was just stunned that it wasn't the same wild crazy concert situation that it was before- Now, it was a great concert, but couldn't compare to the real early concerts that had made their reputation so solidly for them. That era had passed so quickly, and I was so honored to see it and be a part of it, and so very lucky, indeed. Later on, we found out that Mark just couldn't continue on with those breakneck speed concerts. It was effecting his health, and he was sometimes collapsing after concerts. He was too valueable to lose at such a young age, so things had to change. If I had not seen the frenzy concerts, seeing the later ones would have been perfect. Most people didn't see those, because they were just starting out making a name for themselves. I still think Mark, Don, and Mel were one of the best, if not the best bands I ever saw, and I went to hundreds of concerts. Thank You Mark Farner for your great concerts all these years, and for your endless dedication, and for hanging in there for decades for your fans. I know I'll never forget it.

   
October 23rd 2007
12:18:49 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Donna

How did you find this Web Site?  

Surfing for Grand Funk info & pics - yours is a goldmine website. It's so great to read other people's enthusiasm, I've always been alone with Mark Don and Mel!

Where are you from?  

Sacramento, CA

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I saw GFR two nights in a row at the Forum in Los Angeles 1970 I think - GFR opened for Black Sabbath and it should have been the OTHER WAY AROUND. They rocked WAY HARD. After the concerts I saw an 8x10 black and white of Mark at a friend's house; another guy had taken it from the pit. He gave it to me and I had it autographed a few years ago here in Sacramento when Mark was touring! I'm recently obsessed with listening to their old stuff. I'm looking for any video and pictures of the power trio especially. Bless you Mark, Don and Mel!

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September 16th 2007
09:51:52 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Sylvia

What's the Title of your Web Site:  

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How did you find this Web Site?  

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Where are you from?  

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April 1st 2007
06:33:13 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Marv Peck

How did you find this Web Site?  

surfing

Where are you from?  

Detroit

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I grew up in Michigan. One night in 69 I went to see a friend who went to school at MSU. There was a band playing at a mixer in the dorm. It was Grand Funk Railroad! I didn't know who they were but ehy had just split with Terry Knight and man they rocked!!!

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January 24th 2007
04:30:25 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

J.P.inDayton

What's the Title of your Web Site:  

The Ultimate Funk of Earth, Wind & Fire (1970-1984)

A Description of your Web Site:  

Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire from 1970 to 1984

How did you find this Web Site?  

Surfing

Where are you from?  

Dayton, Ohio

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

As a 9 year old, I would here "Closer to Home" on my older brother's radio, I thought they were a cool group. But early in 72' when they released Mark, Don & Mel, my brother (again) bought the album and from that point we both listened to it (as we pretended to do homework most of the time), and with my bother having a paper route he had money so he proceded to buy GFR's earlier albums, I was the lucky recipient of being in the same room where he blasted his stereo by then and have remained a GFR fan since.

Thanks Omnivoid, this is alright and has great info.

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January 19th 2006
04:49:15 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

kevin green

How did you find this Web Site?  

looking for gfr videos

Where are you from?  

southeasttexas

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

can i get an address or website where i can find the pop festival video... saw it yars ago on don kirshners midnight special ...been looking for years to find that video any help would be appreciated

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October 13th 2005
04:23:06 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Riki Castillo

What's the Title of your Web Site:  

Four Decades of Rock n Roll

A Description of your Web Site:  

Its all about my Rock n Roll Fantasies!

Where are you from?  

Philippines

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

Hey can we trade GFR videos? i only have 1 dvd - GFR Live, The American Band- 8 songs
email me if ur interested ok?

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September 4th 2005
12:50:02 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Mike

How did you find this Web Site?  

I went threw images

Where are you from?  

Ohio

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

The First Time I Heard Them Was When I was 11, It was a hot summer day and I was in my room With The breeze blowin. I was half asleep and my radio was Loud! and i remember hearing Im your captain\closer to home and I was toatlly influenced It was nothing I ever heard!!! It was so amazing it was like magic. and for 2 years I forgot who they were then at school My teacher turned on the radio and there it was and i seriously dropped to my knees! I was that grateful! Closer to my home Is the best Song!!

   
February 27th 2005
08:25:26 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Trevor

What's the Title of your Web Site:  

Grand Funk - On Time!

A Description of your Web Site:  

GFR tribute site with wallpapers, photos, etc

How did you find this Web Site?  

Surfing the web for GFR

Where are you from?  

England

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

By the way...first off, thanks Trevor for looking into my GFR site. A link to yours is
on the way soon.
My first GFR album was in 1971 whilst I was living on the island of Cyprus. An American school buddy of mine had the album and was always rambling on about them (I never heard of them before). He got sick of the Live Album as
CTH was his personal fave, so he sold me his
U.S. copy of that album including intact poster.
Man, that album knocked me out and since then
I just bought all their albums, man.
Anybody got any live-tapes (CDs) of the band
they'd care to share?? aint never seen GFR
live as I was always in the wrong places at the wrong time!

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February 21st 2005
01:27:46 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Trevor

What's the Title of your Web Site:  

Grand Funk - On Time

A Description of your Web Site:  

GFR site with lots of photos, self-made wallpapers and more

How did you find this Web Site?  

surfing for other good GFR sites

Where are you from?  

England (but live in Germany)

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

Nice site. I had'nt ever seen this one before!
Maybe you'd like a peek at mine and perhaps
hopefully we could exchange links to each
others sites?? write me by my email-adress
if you're interested. thanks a lot.

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February 14th 2005
07:43:35 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

pete

How did you find this Web Site?  

surfin

Where are you from?  

cocoa beach,fl.

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

hitchhiked to atlanta pop festival in 1969,i was just 16. they blew the crowd away on friday and again on saturday. still can't believe i was there. saw them again in 69 at west palm pop fest.

   
January 3rd 2005
12:47:13 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Tim Williams

How did you find this Web Site?  

surfing

Where are you from?  

Flint, Michigan

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I saw Grand Funk Railroad in either 1968 or 1969 at Mount Holly in Holly Michigan. I stood less than 6 feet from Mark. He had tape on his Messenger guitar covering the "F" holes. So much for only playing just the large festival circuits. I bought the On Time album shortly after seeing them.I walked past the doorman, who was checking ID's, just like I belonged there. Pretty good for a 17 year old. I like the picture of the bridge in Flint. Been by there many times.

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December 10th 2004
04:55:17 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Chris

How did you find this Web Site?  

surfin

Where are you from?  

Cali

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I first saw GFR w/ my mom at Cal State LA (in the lunch room) sometime during the mid to late sixties (I was about 8 yrs old). During the set break I walked up and asked one of the members if they were The Doors; they all laughed and said no we are a little band called "grand funk railroad". I was disappointed caused I loved The Doors but now I am honored to have met and seen a legend like GFR before anyone knew who they were.

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December 6th 2004
11:08:29 AM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

Mark Jundi

How did you find this Web Site?  

surfin'

Where are you from?  

INDIANA

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

Great site I could use some info on getting videos

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November 29th 2004
04:18:54 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

fred barrett

Where are you from?  

VA

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

I have been listening to them since I was 15. I purchased my first album when I lived abroad. ( Army Brat ). I just now updated some of my albums to CD. This group was way ahead of its time and considering the competion at the time they did an incredible job. I do not go a day without listening to one of there CD'S. FB

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November 9th 2004
08:49:29 PM
This Grand Funk fan is...  

H John

Where are you from?  

milwaukee wi

Your comments about Grand Funk here:  

where can we find some old video?
Grand Funk has brought me through some rough times as well as helped celebrate some good times.....I was too young to see gfr when they were hot in the 70s but was in total awe when I saw them at Summer Fest Milwaukee in 98

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