Author Brett Callwood Discusses His Book MC5: Sonically Speaking: A Tale Of Revolution And Rock 'N' Roll

This event was held on December 1, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Along with the Stooges, the Velvet Underground, and the New York Dolls, the MC5 are recognized as one of the bands that paved the way for punk rock. While the group did not reach the heights of national celebrity or financial success during their seven years together, their musical legacy has never been more celebrated -- with recently reissued recordings and documentary footage, as well as an unlikely reunion tour.

In 'MC5: Sonically Speaking,' Detroit-based author Brett Callwood delves into the MC5's story from the band's beginnings in 1960s Detroit to its 1972 break-up, the post-MC5 fates of its members, and the eventual reunion that cemented its legacy. This event includes a book signing and books will be for sale at the event.

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