The Pack

City: 
Flint
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1967-1969
Genre(s): 

_________________________________________

Emerging from the same Flint, Michigan music scene which also produced garage legends ? and the Mysterians, Terry Knight and the Pack also earned its spot in local rock history as a launching pad for Grand Funk Railroad. Knight — a.k.a. Terry Knapp — got his start during the early 1960s as a disc jockey at Windsor/Detroit station CKLW, and by the middle of the decade decided to take a shot at making records of his own; assembling the Pack — guitarists Mark Farner and Kurt Johnson, keyboardist Bob Caldwell and drummer Don Brewer — he cut a cover of the Yardbirds' "Better Man Than I" which became a local hit. Although the melodramatic "I Who Have Nothing" fell just shy of the national Top 40, the group enjoyed little success in the years to follow; finally, in 1968 Knight — now an A&R executive at Capitol — assembled Farner, Brewer and ex-Mysterians bassist Mel Schacher to form Grand Funk, managing the group until his dismissal in 1972.

[Ankeny, Jason. allmusic.com. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:09fexq85ldde~T1]

Concerts