— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on April 17 at 9:58PM


There is only one way to end Shea’s 43’rd birthday celebration: By taking a little trip on the Grand Funk Railroad. Here's some rare footage of GFR’s legendary 1971 Shea appearance, when they broke the Beatle’s attendance record. Here’s Mark Farner & co. doing an amazingly short version of “I’m your captain/Closer to home:“(Trivia: Who opened for the Railroad? Answer below the clip.)

People sure danced funny then.

Steve Marriot’s Humble Pie warmed up the Shea crowd before Grand Funk Railroad took to the stage.

Perhaps next year, Shea can invite back Humble Pie, Sound Incorporated, Joan Jett and The survivors of The Clash for an ALL-START OPENING  BAND SHEA EXTRAVAGANZA.

And who opened for the Stones during their 1989 Shea appearance?

Happy Birthday Shea!

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The Beatles At Shea
Shea: The Man Behind The Name
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[April 18, 2007 9:35 AM]  |  link  |  reply
TheFeed said

The first concert I ever went to was during that 1989 Stones run at Shea. Living Colour opened for them.

[April 18, 2007 11:40 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

Yes, indeed! I saw the Stones a bunch of times on that tour but sadly, missed Living Color every time. I did see them open for the Godfathers in a tiny club, though. They could play.

[May 6, 2008 12:45 PM]  |  link  |  reply
ForReelFunk said

Even though the original guys have gone their separate ways..MARK FARNER voted out of the band and the other two guys won custody of the name GFR but they use 3 replacements for 1 Mark.

Is it fitting or fantasy to invite the original Mark, Don, Mel and Craig to reunite for one last historic concert at Shea?

Farner/Grand Funk Railroad~American Band Film~Born To Die Antics

OR, at best....just voice, song writer, soul and spirit Mark Farner with his band "N'rG";

[October 27, 2011 2:55 PM]  |  link  |  reply
this link said

my dad use to own a fan video which he recorded long before when he attended his concert. he treasured it so must and i couldn't help but support him. they are a great band indeed! this link

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