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Grand Funk Railroad - We're An American Band

What fun it must of been to be in the band. check out the motorcycle riding.
Can anyone identify any of the bikes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo6HO...eature=related


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I COULD TELL THEY WERE BIKERS,
IT SAID "LIVE TO RIDE" ON THEIR TRAILER
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Can anyone identify any of the bikes?
That first one is a Sportster "chopper"
next I see a Triumph, I'm pretty sure it's the 500cc model, pretty good wheelies
the next bike could be a Honda 305 street and trail,
it's hard to tell
and if that's what it is, that's what all three are in the last cut.

Sweet, sweet Connie was a "groupie" who litterally had the whole show,
she "did" them all according to an interview I heard years ago.


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Thanks, that video brings back some memories.

I was a huge GFR fan in the 70s and saw them on a number of occasions. A friend of mine was friends with Mark Farner and we met him one evening as he was touring through Dallas in 1981 or 82. Mark, Don and Mel were Mark, Don and Dennis at that time. We watched them perform that night and briefly visited with Don Brewer. We spent the rest of the evening with Mark being entertained by his stories of life on the road with the band in the 70's. Rock 'n' Roll stardom was an amazing trip for sure. About a year later the band broke up again and later Mark did three or four solo Christian Contemporary albums. He joined the band again late in the 90s for a couple of years. The one staple in GFR has been Don Brewer, he has been with the band in all of its incarnations.

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Smile That was a hit from the way back machine

Mark Farner & Mel Shocker were a few years a head of me in school (Kearsley). They there in school with my sisters . Marks sister was a year behind me .

Mel's cousin Don Shocker lives around the corner from us . Don told me that they had Tax problems . There manager took there money & didn't pay there taxes . Don said that Mel told the Judge to take ever thing he had & call it good . The IRS said that wasn't near enough . But the Judge said that will work , ..case closed .

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Sweet, sweet Connie was a "groupie" who litterally had the whole show, she "did" them all according to an interview I heard years ago.
...and apparently she didn't stop there...fwiw, found this googling:
"The line "Sweet Sweet Connie was doing her act" is about Connie Hamzy, a famous groupie known as "Sweet Connie." Some of her rumored conquests include Brewer, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Huey Lewis, Peter Criss, and Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas. This song made her famous."

I remember buying this album when it was first released, it was transparent gold/yellow vinyl. Years later someone ripped-it-off me in college.

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A great band!

I grew up north of detroit. Ted Nugent and Bob Seger used to play the local schools. Lots of musical talent around detroit. Those were the dayz I guess, musically speaking.
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Wink Those were the day's

Ya... I use to see Bob Seger & a host of others at Sherwood Forest , just north of Davison.

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