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Friday, May 29, 2009

Farner To Funk Flint This Summer

Let's start tripping through time and Myspace and rewind the time continuum to when Mark Farner made three's trips down from Petoskey (publically) to make spark's in Flint, Michigan. This time, you don't have to boomerang around the Sun to go back in time here. I have the pictures in my external hard drive!

In 2007...this is the exciting Touch Tunes Jukebox launch of his latest CD titled "For The People" Sample tunes on: MARK'S MYSPACE


TOUCH TUNES JUKEBOXES ARE LOADED WITH MARKS TUNES IN MIDWEST MICHIGAN
(requesting his 2006 CD be added to your local Jukebox is a cool idea-yes? We all need this Patriotic, country defining updated Funk~Right On!)

Anyway, The trifecta "Grip 'n Grin" session at three of Flint's fine establishments went well and many fans showed up to get items autographed or receive a big hug from this home town legend of Rock and Roll!

If that wasn't cool enough, a few months later when one of our favorite local journalist (Doug Pullen) moved on to Texas from the Flint Journal...Mark Farner showed up at the Going Away Party at Jester's Lounge in Flint for Doug and brought along Fabulous Pack member Curt Johnson plus Dennis Bellenger from Mark's 1968 band; The Coolie Group)

Dennis Bellenger, Curt Johnson, Rusty Wright and Mark Farner (pic by L. Wright)

Right at the start of the party Mark Farner and friends performed his signature song "I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home" and it was a very touching tribute to Doug and to the love the locals have for music (so much musical talent in attendance that night) and for Mark and his Grand Funk Railroad music!


(Video compliments of Mustard Seed)

Mark is so gracious when signing autographs! And when we joke that he'll sign whatever you bring...I guess that means even if all you have is yourself! So, just for FUN I'll include this picture!


Now, the big new's was announced at Blackstone's Eatery in downtown Flint!
This Summer, During the "Back To The Bricks Festival" on August 15TH, Mark Farner and his band "N'rG"[Energy] will take the stage at Atwood Stadium! The FUNK will Fly and spirits will be high!

The Media converged and took notes!
Mark's speech


Film at 11:00
The Newton's signed and framed album cover shown on TV


It's a beauty


"Thank You For Coming..."

(pics by Mary Newton)

C'Mon and show your Rock and Roll Soul!


More Information at: http://www.markfarner.com

For a Grand Funk Tour of Flint complete with the signing of a gigantic picture of Mark Farner in the local Flint music store CLICK HERE:
Good View's For Flint~Thank You Terry R. Bankert








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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rock and Roll Fantasizers Share Farner Footage From Camp

Fresh from the 2009 Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp; The Warm Up:

"Cool Jam"


Mark Farner playing that Parker Fly and singing;
"Sin's A Good Man's Brother"


Instructional Counselor Mark with;
"Mean Mistreater"


Gibson Guitar Show Room Show;
"I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home"


All Star Counselors Jam;
"Footstompin' Music" & "Some Kinda Wonderful"


One "Happy Camper" Video "Thank You"
http://s62.photobucket.com/albums/h92/fstodolak/Freds%20Music%20Videos/

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mark's most famous Messenger Guitar and the Gibson L5S

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan has a major draw for me this Summer! Rock Star's Guitar's! Well, Rock Star's Car's too but, for me, it will be surreal to stand in the presence of Mark Farner's magical Messenger. You know, the instrument the critics called "junk!"
The very guitar that Mark was allowed to make payment's on till the full purchase price of $200 was reached! [See Artist Interview for this story]

Another of Mark's great Gibson guitars will also be displayed at the museum. The very Gibson L5S that went on the "We're An American Band" tour!
For all the guitar aficionado's; the display of rock stars guitar's will run May 16TH September 2ND...See you there!

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Like the song say's; "Nothin' But A Party"

The lyrics to: "Rock and Roll Soul" could be used as captions for these snap shot character captures supplied by David Keeler who was enjoying the Funk as a photographer at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Here we are, front row, right at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Gala:

"WE'RE HAVIN' A PARTY"


"EVER'Y BODY'S INVITED..."



"...FIND OUT IF YOU'VE GOT SOME ROCK'N ROLL SOUL"



TURNS OUT...WE ALL HAVE THAT "ROCK'N ROLL SOUL"


BRUCE KULICK, MARK FARNER, MARK HUDSON

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Some Kinda Wonderful at Fantasy Camp!



The Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp Gala took place at Gibson Guitars Showroom in Beverly Hills! Mark Farner sings "Some Kinda Wonderful" with Mark Hudson,Bruce Kulick, Kip Winger,Sandy Gennaro and a great backup rhythm section.

Many thanks to DaveK at;
http://vintagetourjackets.blogspot.com/2009/05/mark-farner-sings-some-king-of.html

Pictures from Fantasy Camp: http://www.wireimage.com/ItemListings.aspx?igi=370183&nbc1=1

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Blog: http://www.rockcamp.com/blog/

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Mark Farner~ Celebrity Judge



Final judgment is set for 05-02-2009 19:00 at:
Leelanau Sands Casino Concert Showroom
2521 NW Bay Shore Drive
Peshawbestown, Michigan 49682


Mark Farner of Grand Funk fame judging!


The Finale Main Event for ROCK YOUR WAY TO THE TOP. Finalists compete for
the grand prize $2000 cash, studio session time at Radius Recording http://www.radiusrecording...com and song production by Major Label Industry engineers/..producers.

See: myspace.com/rockyourwaytothetop

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Title Tune From "For The People"

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