50 Years Ago Today – MC5 Perform First Of Two Shows at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom For ‘Kick Out The Jams’ Recording (Listen To “Ramblin’ Rose” Live)

50 years ago today  (10/30/68), MC5 performed the first of two shows (Devils Night) at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom. These shows were recorded for their Kick Out the Jams debut album, which was later released in February 1969, through Elektra Records. The album is considered to be an important forerunner to punk rock music and is on the band’s resume to vie for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019. Most recently, MC5 with founding member Wayne Kramer and special guests Kim Thayill, Doug Pinnick and others toured in celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary. Listen to the band perform “Ramblin’ Rose” live at the Grande in ’68…..

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  1. I remember seeing the Mc5 outside Wayne State in Detroit with my pal Kevin ,we were all of 13 years old ! We became Hippies that day ?

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