Michael Davis, bassist for widely influential Michigan-based rock group MC5, died Friday afternoon at a medical center in Chico, Calif. of liver failure. He was 68.
Spinner reports that he had been hospitalized a month ago for liver disease after speaking with his wife, Angela Davis. Michael Davis was of course best known for playing bass in one of the most ahead-of-their-time bands ever in MC5. Although, he also played with other members of MC5 in an off-shoot project called MKT-MC5.
Apparently Davis, who also produces, was planning on travelling to Belgium with punk musician Sonny Vincent, of the Testors, the Extremes, and other outfits.