Terry Knight

Terry Knight

Birth
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Death 1 Nov 2004 (aged 61)
Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA
Plot Cremated remains buried in family plot.
Memorial ID 9795650 · View Source
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Musician. Born Richard Terrance Knapp in Flint, Michigan, he changed his name to Terry Knight when he began to work as a DJ in the Michigan area. He formed his own band called Terry Knight and the Pack and had one top 50 single in early 1967 titled "I (Who Have Nothing)." After a failed solo career he took Mark Farner, the guitarist with the Pack and their drummer Don Brewer and added bass guitarist Mel Schacher and gave them the name Grand Funk Railroad. He was the driving force behind the group's rise to superstardom and served as their producer/manager until he was fired in 1972 over royalty disputes. He was stabbed to death in the apartment he shared with his daughter and her boyfriend in Temple, Texas.

Bio by: Decal


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Decal
  • Added: 11 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9795650
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Knight (9 Apr 1943–1 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9795650, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .