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Grand Funk Railroad is an American trio band formed in 1969, and named after the Grand Trunk Western Railroad in Michigan. The founding members were Mark Farner, Don Brewer, and Mel Schacher. They were precursors of heavy metal and were promoted as "the loudest rock and roll band in the world" in the early 1970's. In 1970 they had sold more albums than any other American band. 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 today.

Reunited in 1996, the band did three "Bosnian benefit concerts" in 1997, and released a benefit album called 'Bosnia'. Since 2000 the Grand Funk Railroad are using the nickname "The American Band" with the touring line-up: Max Carl-vocals, Don Brewer-drums, Bruce Kulick-guitars, Mel Schacher-bass, and Timothy Cashion-keyboards.

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Members have included Don Brewer, Mark Farner, Al Pippins, Bob Caldwell, Herman Jackson, Craig Frost, Howard Eddy Jr., Max Carl, Bruce Kulick, Tim Cushion
The band's 1974 album "All the Girls in the World Beware!!!" featured bodybuilding buddies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu and Frank Zane on the sleeve. Band member faces were cleverly superimposed on the muscle-bound bodies.
In 1971, the group sold out a concert at Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles had in 1965.

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