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New Political Rock Group: The Up Begins Where the MC5 Left Off

Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 3 July 1970

ABOVE AND beyond his highly publicized political life, John Sinclair had a great interest in the rock 'n roll world. His band, the MC5, attained an international reputation for its music as well as for its political and social views. When Sinclair was jailed the MC5 changed their musical style. Many people said then they had been nothing but a channel for John Sinclair's views. The group found a manager in New York, the same man who manages Joe Cocker, Ten Years After and several other big groups, but soon dropped him.

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