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Posted on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 : 9:48 a.m.
MC5 bass player Michael Davis dies
By AnnArbor.com Staff
The MC5, with Michael Davis at right.
Rolling Stone and other outlets are reporting the death of Michael Davis, bassist for the inflential Detroit / Ann Arbor band MC5, of liver failure. He was 68.
A Detroit native, Davis was recruited into the band while studying art at Wayne State University. Although initially based in Detroit, the MC5 moved to Ann Arbor in the late 1960s and were a core part of the scene surrounding the White Panther Party, led by John Sinclair, who was also the band's manager.