Michael Davis, MC5 bassist, dies at 68
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 11:23am by amy
Michael Davis, bassist for the seminal 1960s band, [a:MC5], [http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/bassist-michael-davis-from-influential-60s-band-mc5-dies-at-age-68/2012/02/18/gIQAyIVeMR_story.html|died last Friday of liver failure]. The MC5's time in Ann Arbor as the propaganda wing for the [w:White Panther Party] under the management of radical poet and activist, John Sinclair, is documented in essays, interviews, and news articles at [http://freeingjohnsinclair.org|freeingjohnsinclair.org]. You can learn more about Davis and the MC5 in author Brett Callwood's 2010 book, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1369012|MC5: Sonically Speaking, a Tale of Revolution and Rock 'n Roll] (we also have an [http://www.aadl.org/node/39842|interview with Callwood] from 2010) and [http://www.retrokimmer.com/2012/02/mc5-bass-player-michael-davis-passed.html|read a tribute to Davis] at retrokimmer.com. The band's legacy is perhaps most memorably captured in the timeless [http://www.lenisinclair.com/|photography of Leni Sinclair].