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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... See full bio »

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 2018 The Dangerous Book for Boys (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- How to Walk on the Moon (2018) ... (performer: "We're An American Band")
 2017 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 (2017) ... (performer: "We're an American Band")
 2016 Game of Silence (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Hey (2016) ... (performer: "Some Kind Of Wonderful" - as Grand Funk, uncredited)
 2015 Straight Outta Compton (performer: "Closer To Home (I'm Your Captain)")
 2013 Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "We're An American Band")
 2012 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (performer: "Walk Like a Man")
 2012 Wanderlust (performer: "I Come Tumblin'", "Save the Land")
 2011 Just Friends? (Short) (performer: "Shinin On" - as Grand Funk)
 2009 Law Abiding Citizen (performer: "Sin's a Good Man's Brother")
 2009 Guitar Hero 5 (Video Game) (performer: "We're an American Band")
 2008 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (TV Movie) (performer: "We're An American Band")
 2008 Life on Mars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tuesday's Dead (2008) ... (performer: "We're an American Band" - uncredited)
 2008 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Roller Girl (2008) ... (performer: "The Loco-Motion")
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (performer: "Feelin' Alright" - uncredited)
 2006-2008 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Ghostfacers (2008) ... (performer: "We're an American Band")
- Provenance (2006) ... (performer: "Bad Time")
 2007 Wild Hogs (performer: "Walk Like a Man (You Can Call Me Your Man)")
 1996-2006 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer (2006) ... (performer: "We're An American Band")
- Homerpalooza (1996) ... (performer: "Shinin' On")
 2006 Invincible (performer: "Feelin' Alright")
 2005 Bad News Bears (performer: "Shinin' On" - as Grand Funk)
 2005 Guy X (performer: "Walk Like a Man")
 2005 Sahara (performer: "We're an American Band")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) ("Some Kind of Wonderful", uncredited)
 2003 Radio (performer: "We're An American Band" (1972) - as Grand Funk)
 2003 The Boys of 2nd Street Park (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "We're An American Band")
 2002 The Country Bears (performer: "We're An American Band")
 2002 Ash Wednesday (performer: "I'm Your Captain")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Proshai, Livushka (2001) ... (performer: "I'm Your Captain")
 2000 High Fidelity (performer: "Get It Together")
 1999 Dick (performer: "The Loco-Motion")
 1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (performer: "Some Kind Of Wonderful")
 1994 My Girl 2 (performer: "The Loco-Motion")
 1990 The Spirit of '76 (performer: "We're An American Band")
 1981 Heavy Metal (performer: "Queen Bee")
 1972 Butler's Night Out (Short) (performer: "Are You Ready" - uncredited)
 1970 Midsummer Rock (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Inside Looking Out")
 1968 Mondo Daytona (Documentary) (performer: "On Time", "Paranoid")
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Other Works:

Album: "Born to Die" (1976/Capitol) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Mark Don and Mel

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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. See more »

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