MC5 Bassist Michael Davis Passes


Michael Davis, bassist for punk-rock pioneers the MC5, died February 17 after being hospitalized for a month with liver disease. He was 68. Davis helped form the MC5 in 1964 and was a member during the band’s ’60s/early-’70s heyday, when it recorded the classic album Kick Out the Jams. He left the group in ’72, then in the mid ’00s joined guitarist Wayne Kramer and drummer Dennis Thompson in an MC5 reunion. Davis’ passing leaves Kramer and Thompson as the surviving members. He is survived by his wife, Angela, three sons, and a daughter.

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