Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Rock Radio: Mark Farner recalls Grand Funk Railroad's run-in with the NYPD

The Rock Radio: Mark Farner recalls Grand Funk Railroad's run-in with the NYPD:
"Just out is an expanded edition of the Grand Funk Railroad Greatest Hits album that was released in April. The new version pairs the 14 songs from the original release with a DVD that has footage from 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1997. The 1971 material is especially important in Grand Funk history, since it's from their show at Shea Stadium in New York City, which they sold out faster than the Beatles. Grand Funk flew to the gig in a helicopter, and singer-guitarist Mark Farner told us that the guys wound up in police cars soon after they landed: 'We land in the parking lot where the limo is supposed to pick us up -- no limo. This is the age of no cell phones back then. The guy runs to the corner telephone booth, this guy who was riding with us and happened to have some influence with the telephone -- in three minutes, there were three cop cars. We all jump in cop cars, come in to the Shea Stadium with the lights going and the sirens going -- it was the grand entrance! The police escort us to the stage! It was great!'
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