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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