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Grand Funk Railroad (also known as Grand Funk) is an American rock band. The Grand Funk Railroad lineup was highly popular during the 1970s, having sold over 25 million records and selling out arenas worldwide and having been awarded four RIAA gold albums in 1970, the most for any American Group that year. The current Grand Funk Railroad lineup uses the nickname "The American Band", from their hit song "We're an American Band". A popular take on the band during their heyday was that the critics hated them, but audiences loved them. Contrary to the name, the band is not a real funk band; but rather an attempt to pun the name "Grand Trunk Railroad" as that railroad went through Flint; although some sources cite the band's "The Loco-Motion" cover song as a funk track.

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Frank Zappa produced one of their albums! I had the first one - saw them once, too

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They had several big hits and were very popular in the 70's. Their songs were a regular play on the radio.

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In the beginning, Grand Funk Railroad was considered equal to if not superior to Led Zeppelin. Over the years Grand Funk has been largely forgotten while Zeppelin has achieved legendary status. Why is this?

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In the beginning, Grand Funk Railroad was considered equal to if not superior to Led Zeppelin. Over the years Grand Funk has been largely forgotten while Zeppelin has achieved legendary status. Why is this?

I don't think that GFR has the song catalogue or musicianship that Led Zeppelin had

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