The Whale Time Machine has an open seat for you. Ready to sit down and go back in Rock-n-Roll history?

This week, we visit 1973. Isn't it funny we come back to that year a lot? Well, it's because so much great rock came out of that year. One such example is Grand Funk Railroad. Mark Farner and crew were at the top of their game.

Their album at the time was 'We're An American Band', and the title track was the big hit. The song, written and sung by Don Brewer, climbed the U.S. singles charts, and on September 29th, 1973, became the number one song in America.

We're An American Band has been featured in movies, TV shows and even video games. For this week's Classic Rock Throwback Thursday, enjoy this version of the song from 1974.