Mel Schacher

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Birthday
8, 1951
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

Rock bassist known for his work with Grand Funk Railroad. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he recorded ten platinum albums and numerous hit singles with the group.

Before Fame

His first professional music gig, at age sixteen, was as a replacement guitarist for the band Question Mark and the Mysterians.

Trivia

He left Grand Funk Railroad in 1976 but briefly rejoined the group in the mid-1990s, touring all over the world and recording a live album entitled Bosnia.

Family Life

He grew up in Flint, Michigan, where he spent his childhood years learning to play the banjo, guitar, and bass.

Associated With

He, along with guitarist and vocalist Mark Farner, was a founding member of Grand Funk Railroad.