MARK FARNER
A LIVING LEGEND
Mark Farner joined Terry Knight & The Pack when the guitarist Curt Johnson was drafted in the mid-sixties. Mark, Don & Mel formed GRAND FUNK RAILROAD with Terry Knight as producer in 1969. Terry Knight left the group in 1971 and Craig Frost joined GRAND FUNK permanently in 1973. The band broke up in 1976.
Mark Farner started his solo career in 1977, after the breakup of GRAND FUNK. His first album "Mark Farner" was followed by "No Frills" in 1978.  This second album contains a cool version of the global megahit, "When a man loves a woman". Mark starts to produce christian records under the Frontline label in 1988. His band was called MARK FARNER & THE GODROCKERS. Three albums and a compilation recording is the result between 1988-1992.

In the beginning...
FROM THE SCRAPBOOK OF KIM HAGEMANN (Denmark)

MARK FARNER´S HOROSCOPE (appr.1973)

Strong drives.Wants to succeed and has the will and power to do it. Outgoing, forceful, athletic, a lot of sexual energy. Much more sensitive and more shy than he wants the world to know. Creative, dreamy at times. Great benefits through his work. Searching for the security of lasting love

FROM KIM HAGEMANNS SCRAPBOOK

MARK: "How to become a Grand Funk groupie" (1974)
1.You have to like our music
2.You have to be attractive, but not overdone
3.You must not have teased hair or wear strawberry perfume
4.You should have clean teeth
5.You should be sympathetic and affectionate
6.You have to be clever and resourceful - we´re not easy to get to...
7.You should be by yourself, and not with a pack. It´s sexy to be alone
8.You shold be able to stay out all night without getting nervous
9.You should decide beforehand which one of us you´d like to be with
10.You shold be responsible and mature enough so that you have ONLY plesant memories of the time we spent together - and nothing more complicated or burdensome.

Hope you know what I mean.

FAVOURITES:
CAR: Mazda
FOOD: Chicken Paprika and Egg Foo Yung
DRINK: Milk
DESERT: Homemade rhubarb knobbles
HOBBY: Making airplanes
SPORT: Fishing and football
TV SHOW: Mission Impossible
MOVIE: Old Yeller
ACTOR: Marlon Brando
ACTRESS: Doris Day
CLOTHES: My woods´shirt,hiking boots and Levi´s
PLACE: Hawaii
IDEAL VACATION SPOT: the moon
SONG: Are you ready to learn by Barbara Mason
MALE SINGER: Howard Tate and Stevie Wonder
FEMALE SINGER: Aretha Franklin
PLACE FOR A DATE WITH A GIRL: the woods
WHAT WOULD YOU BE IF YOU COULDN`T BE A MUSICIAN: Disappointed
ANY SECRET MESSAGES FOR SPEC READERS:

Always remember that the good times are better than the bad times are bad!
FROM KIM HAGEMANNS SCRAPBOOK


Photo set: Dave Powell, Omaha, Nebraska, USA 1997

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BIOGRAPHY
NAME: Mark Fredrick Farner
alias:"Magic Markie"
HEIGHT: 5´7½"
EYES: Brown
WEIGHT: 150lbs
HAIR: Light brown
ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
BIRTHDATE: September 29, 1948
BIRTHPLACE: Flint, Michigan USA
INSTRUMENTS: Guitar, Keyboard & Harmonica
BEST SURPRISE: Waking up after I fell out of a tree
MOST EXCITING MOMENT: 1st ATLANTA Pop Festival 1969
LIKES: Girls and performing
DISLIKES: Violent people and pollution
FAMILY: Three sisters and two brothers
BEST SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Band and gym
WORST....:English
PETS: Doberman (named Tish), eight cats and ten horses

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