Terry Knight was a taste making radio DJ in Detroit when he formed Terry Knight and the Pack in 1965 with Mark Farner and Don Brewer. A few years after the band broke up; Knight got a job as a producer at Capitol Records. He convinced his old buddies Farner and Brewer that if they formed a new band and let him manage them, he could secure them a deal with the label. The band was Grand Funk Railroad and yes...the rest is history. That is until the band discovered Knight was skimming money. A two-year court battle ensued that left Knight in dire straits. He dropped in and out of drug use and jobs until he was stabbed to death by his daughters' boyfriend in their shared apartment in Texas in 2004.