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Bassist from MC5 injured in accident

The bassist of late ’60s rock band MC5 was hospitalized with a fractured spine and other injuries from a motorcycle accident, his wife said Wednesday.Michael Davis, 62, was riding his Harley-Davidson on a freeway in Pasadena on Monday when he hit a muffler in the roadway, Angela Davis said.Davis, who bruised his ribs and will be in a back brace for six weeks, was wearing a helmet, goggles and le
/ Source: The Associated Press

The bassist of late ’60s rock band MC5 was hospitalized with a fractured spine and other injuries from a motorcycle accident, his wife said Wednesday.

Michael Davis, 62, was riding his Harley-Davidson on a freeway in Pasadena on Monday when he hit a muffler in the roadway, Angela Davis said.

Davis, who bruised his ribs and will be in a back brace for six weeks, was wearing a helmet, goggles and leather jacket at the time of the crash, she said.

The bassist gained prominence in the revolutionary Detroit band MC5 and currently plays in a version of the group called DKT with former MC5 members Wayne Kramer and Dennis Thompson.

Two DKT performances, including a May 19 show at the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in New York, have been canceled due to the accident. A decision was pending on a Florida show over Memorial Day weekend.