The Death of Michael Davis the Bassist from MC5 – Kick Out The Jams Forever
One of the main influences of the slap Company and member of the MC5 Michael Davis died last night of liver failure. He was 68 years old and with his wife in Chico California at Enloe Medical Center at his time of passing.
Born on June 5, 1943, the bassist gained attention in the revolutionary Detroit band MC5 and played in new version of the group called DKT-MC5 with former MC5 members Wayne Kramer on guitar & Dennis Thompson on the drums.
The original MC5 rocketed to prominence from 1964 to 1972, making waves with incendiary political activist lyrics and a blistering early-punk sound, beginning with their first album “Kick Out the Jams,” released in 1969.
A worlds top bassist and also producer, MC5′s bassist was going to be in Belgium this week recording with punk rock musician Sonny Vincent, said Davis’ wife.
Davis is survived by his wife, their three sons, and a daughter from a previous marriage. Memorial plans were pending, said Angela Davis.