Grand Funk (Railroad) 1974 Tampa, FL Concert Poster.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionGrand Funk (Railroad) 1974 Tampa, FL Concert Poster. A Day-Glo poster for Grand Funk's appearance in Tampa as they toured behind their eighth album, Sailin' On, in 1974. Produced by wunderkind Todd Rundgren, the album features their #1 hit version of "The Loco-Motion." As was common in the day, critics savaged Grand Funk's albums, but that didn't deter fans showing en masse to their concerts.
Co-led by guitarist Mark Farner and drummer Don Brewer, the trio expanded into a four-piece with the addition of keyboardist Craig Frost in 1972. Happy to bill themselves as an American band, they played for the people, not critics. They released another album in 1974, All the Girls in the World Beware!!!, which features the hit single, "Some Kind of Wonderful." Alas, this show was all about Sailin' On.
Tampa Stadium was an open-air venue that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played until they moved into Raymond James Stadium (the site of where the Bucs won the Super Bowl in 2021). It could hold a little over 70,000 people.
The "Concerts West" is a sticker, as is the Tampa box.
Measures 14" x 22" and grades to Near Mint Minus condition for only a slightly dinged upper right corner, and even lesser lower left corner, and an invisible fingerprint in the black under the "Concerts West" sticker. COA from Heritage Auctions.
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 7 days before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.