The rock band Grand Funk Railroad was formed in Michigan, in 1969. The band went through several lineup changes and took a few breaks. However, it’s still going strong in the 21st century. The current lineup includes Don Brewer, Mel Schacher, Max Carl, Tim Cashion, and Bruce Kulick. The band is mostly famous for such hits as “The Loco-Motion”, “We’re an American Band”, and “Some Kind of Wonderful”.
Grand Funk Railroad was one of the first American hard rock bands, which became famous among fans while being massively unaccepted by the critics. The band signed a contract with Capitol Records and immediately started gaining fame by performing at big music festivals. Their first singles got into the charts, reaching impressive spots.
In 1969, the band released their first album On Time. It reached the 27th spot on Billboard 200 and earned a golden certification in the USA.
In 1970, Grand Funk recorded their second album Grand Funk Railroad, which was even more successful than their previous LP and reached the 11th spot on Billboard 200 and 9th spot on Canadian Albums Chart. The LP was certified platinum in the USA.