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Title: Are You Ready To Be Part of The Rock Time Machine?

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Are You Ready To Be Part of The Rock-omotion
Time Machine?
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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 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
August, 1969 Grand Funk 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".
1971 Shea Stadium
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
We're An American Band Released
Grand Funk's second release featuring Live
Concert performances.
1976 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.
1995 Ringo Starr's All Stars 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, 1996 GFR 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.
1997 to 1999 GFR Reunion Tour
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
1999 Mark Departs Grand Funk Railroad 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.
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The concept of the Mark Farner 40th Anniversary
World Tour was conceived and researched by
Executive Producer Cesar Altamirano, President
of Altar Entertainment. We are now accepting
investor(s) to share in the opportunity to
present this historical event.
Mark Farner 40th Anniversary World Tour
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 1970s 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.
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