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Are You Ready To Be Part of The Rock- omotion Time Machine?. Presented by Cesar Altamirano President and Executive Producer of Altar Entertainment This confidential financial investment proposal is designed for the purpose of establishing a Mark Farner
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President and Executive Producer of Altar Entertainment
This confidential financial investment proposal is designed
for the purpose of establishing a Mark Farner
40th Anniversary World Tour and Rockumentary 2009-2010
(USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Japan).
Founded in 1969, Grand Funk Railroad quickly became the most representative American rock band in history under the guidance of founder, lead singer, guitarist and composer Mark Farner.
Just prior to the success of Woodstock, other music festivals had started to appear across the country the summer and fall of 1969. After hearing Grand Funk Railroad, Terry Knight became their manager and started drumming up gigs for the band, most of which they performed for free. Knight persuaded the promoters of the Atlanta International Pop Festival to let Grand Funk play and they were given the opening slot at the gathering.
The only unsigned act on the show, Grand Funk Railroad played before 180,000 people in 110-degree heat and the acclaim was instantaneous. Following their Atlanta appearance, the band was signed by Capitol Records.
Rocks The World
Over the next seven years, Grand Funk Railroad would tour the world. The band's concerts would set attendance records while at the same time, music critics would rip apart their recordings. Rolling Stone Magazine once called them the world's worst rock band, all the time that the working class rock fan embraced them as "The American Band".
Grand Funk Railroad
continues as one of the top touring bands
of their time, selling out concerts
in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan and South America. They even sold out New York City's
Shea Stadium faster than the Beatles did…...
Grand Funk's second release featuring Live Concert performances.
GRAND FUNK'S SECOND RELEASE FEATURING LIVE CONCERT PERFORMANCES
Grand Funk Railroad disbands
After 12 gold and 10 platinum records, 19 charted singles, 8 Top 40 hits including two at Number One both selling more than one million each, total sales in excess of 25 million copies sold worldwide, and 7 years of touring the world as America's Band, Grand Funk Railroad calls it quits. Mark engages in a solo career.
Mark tours with the Beatles' Ringo Starr and his All Star band. The All Star Band includes
Ringo Starr: Vocals and Drums; Randy Bachman: Guitar and Vocals; John Entwhistle: Bass and Vocals; Felix Cavalaire: Keyboards and Vocals; Billy Preston: Keyboards and Vocals; Zak Starkey: Drums
May, 1996GFR Reunites
Mark, Don and Mel discuss the possibility of a reunion. They meet at a hunting lodge for a preliminary rehearsal.
From May 1996 to July 1996 GFR reunite and perform before 260,000 people at 14 sold out shows.
The band hires Ringo Starr promoter David Fishof as their manager.
January 1997 - The band plans 3 shows in Detroit, New York and Los Angeles to benefit and bring awareness to orphans in the war torn country of Bosnia.
April - November 1997: The band plays 30+ shows in the U.S. and Japan with added sideman Howard Eddy Jr.April 11, 1997: GFR perform on "Good Morning America".April 20, 1997: The sound is recorded at the Detroit (Auburn Hills) show which will later be released as the live album Bosnia.May 2, 1997: GFR perform on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.October 1997: The double live album Bosnia is released as a box CD set. The proceeds are to go to the Bosnia Relief Effort.January 1998: The band switches management teams and hires Bobby Roberts and Jim Della Croce as co-managers.April 29, 1998: GFR performs at Cleveland's Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame museum and donate articles for a display to be created at a future date.The band plays a 65+ show tour throughout 1998 and is listed as one of the top 10 grossing tours of 1998.
After giving the band a year more than they originally agreed on,
Mark Farner once again walks away from GFR to resume his solo career and goes on a national tour. In March, VH-1 debuts a "Behind The Music“ special on Grand Funk Railroad. It proves to be one of their most watched episodes.
40th Anniversary World Tour
was conceived and researched
by Executive Producer
President of Altar Entertainment.
We are now accepting investor(s) to share in the opportunity to present this historical event.
Will bring “Good Old Rock and Roll” back to basics and transport generations back in time to the best American Rock Music of all times.
Best tour representative of 1970’s rock music, Mark Farner is Rock-Ambassador to 10 Countries at major venue concerts 2009-2010. The atmosphere will be friendly, communal and attractive to specific demographic groups of all generations who will travel from far and wide due to the historical experience and drawing power of Mark Farner's unique style and many local star performers from each country. This strategic and Historical World Tour will be remembered as the awesome historical outdoor concert and multi-day live entertainment in the regions visited.