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Mark Farner 

In Search of a Song: Mark Farner part 3

From: ISOAS Media
Series: In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber
Length: 01:00:01

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Part 3: Host Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter and guitarist and rock n' roll icon Mark Farner. Mark's career has spanned 5 decades from his start as the primary songwriter, singer and guitarist of Grand Funk Railroad in the late sixties, to his solo career now. His incredible songwriting merited Grand Funk's amazing 15 Platinum and 12 Gold records.

Farner__3_prx_artist_240x240_small MARK FARNER Part 3: BROADCAST  5 / 26 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host  Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist and rock n' roll icon Mark Farner. Mark began his career as the principle songwriter and the unmistakeable voice, and guitar of the mega power trio Grand Funk Railroad in the late sixties. Throughout the years he worked with producers Todd Rundgren and Frank Zappa with Grand Funk, played with Ringo's All Starr Band, and has produced his own solo albums since the mid seventies.

Topics discussed include:  Mark's experiences after Grand Funk, his solo career now, and his thoughts on seeing changes in the music business over the years, as well as his perception off a lack of a moral compass in the mainstream media today. Why he had to stop playing heavy solid wood guitars after a neck surgery. Also, how he was introduced to the guitar he plays now; the lightweight Parker "Fly" guitar,  and how his instruments, and even electronics had always inspired writing songs. Playing in Ringo Starr's All Starr Band number 3.  Also appearing in this incarnation of the band was Randy Bachman also on guitar, Billy Preston on keyboards, John Entwistle on bass, Ringo's son Zach Starkey on drums, Felix Cavaliere, Mark Rivera, and bandleader Ringo Starr.  The difficulties of his solo touring now,  a serious development in his family life when his son Jessie had a terrible freak accident, and became a quadrapalegic.  Mark also talks about his son's girlfriend  Rachel, a nurse from the hospital, and how her love for Jesse has become a beacon of inspiration for his son, his family, and his music. Making a documentary of his life, and what he thinks makes a great song, and his philosophy about making positive music that is an inspiration to others.  

Musical selections include: Goin' For The Pastor, Faith Keeps It Away, Social Disaster, Shinin' On, I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home - Ringo Starr's All Starr Band live version), For The People, You Know Who I Am, Same Ol' Feelin'.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Piece Description

MARK FARNER Part 3: BROADCAST  5 / 26 / 2012
IN SEARCH OF A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUBAIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO,  and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host  Jason Wilber interviews singer/songwriter/guitarist and rock n' roll icon Mark Farner. Mark began his career as the principle songwriter and the unmistakeable voice, and guitar of the mega power trio Grand Funk Railroad in the late sixties. Throughout the years he worked with producers Todd Rundgren and Frank Zappa with Grand Funk, played with Ringo's All Starr Band, and has produced his own solo albums since the mid seventies.

Topics discussed include:  Mark's experiences after Grand Funk, his solo career now, and his thoughts on seeing changes in the music business over the years, as well as his perception off a lack of a moral compass in the mainstream media today. Why he had to stop playing heavy solid wood guitars after a neck surgery. Also, how he was introduced to the guitar he plays now; the lightweight Parker "Fly" guitar,  and how his instruments, and even electronics had always inspired writing songs. Playing in Ringo Starr's All Starr Band number 3.  Also appearing in this incarnation of the band was Randy Bachman also on guitar, Billy Preston on keyboards, John Entwistle on bass, Ringo's son Zach Starkey on drums, Felix Cavaliere, Mark Rivera, and bandleader Ringo Starr.  The difficulties of his solo touring now,  a serious development in his family life when his son Jessie had a terrible freak accident, and became a quadrapalegic.  Mark also talks about his son's girlfriend  Rachel, a nurse from the hospital, and how her love for Jesse has become a beacon of inspiration for his son, his family, and his music. Making a documentary of his life, and what he thinks makes a great song, and his philosophy about making positive music that is an inspiration to others.  

Musical selections include: Goin' For The Pastor, Faith Keeps It Away, Social Disaster, Shinin' On, I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home - Ringo Starr's All Starr Band live version), For The People, You Know Who I Am, Same Ol' Feelin'.

This program is "Evergreen" and not date specific.

For more information, visit IN SEARCH OF A SONG.COM

Broadcast History

WFHB - Bloomington, Indiana
WNKU - Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area
WHEE - Martinsville, Virginia

Timing and Cues

Intro Billboard 00:00 - 00:59 / News Break (or guest intro with song) 00:59 - 05:59 / Music Bed0 5:59 : 06:29 / Segment A 06:29 - 18:59 / Music Bed 18:59 - 19:59 / Segment B 19:59 -38:59 / Music Bed 38:59 : 39:59 / Segment C 39:59 - 58:59 / Music Bed 58:59 - 59:59

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Goin' For The Pastor Mark Farner Good Singin' Good Playin'. MCA 1976 05:24
Faith Keeps It Away Mark Farner No Frills. Atlantic 1978 03:45
Social Disaster Mark Farner Mark Farner. Atlantic 1977 03:48
Shinin' On Don Brewer Shinin' On. Capitol Records 1974 05:59
I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home) Mark Farner Ringo Starr's All Starr Band 1995. Live Recording 1995 07:47
For The People Mark Farner For The People. Boink More 2006 04:06
You Know Who I Am Mark Farner For The People. Boink More 2006 03:39
Same Ol' Feelin' Mark Farner For The People. Boink More 2006 04:24
Indian Summer (Theme Music) Jason Wilber Behind The Midway. Flat Earth 2000 :29
Northern Lights Seen Over Lewisberg Tennessee (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
You Don't Know What You're Getting Into (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59
Your Destiny (Break Music) Jason Wilber Lazy Afternoon. Wilbertone 2006 :59

Additional Credits

Executive Producer - Rich Reardin
Host - Jason Wilber

Related Website

http://www.insearchofasong.com