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An Interview with Rob Tyner

John Sinclair, Warren-Forest Sun, The, May 1967

The following interview with ROBIN TYNER, the lead singer of the MC5, the major Detroit avant-rock band, was recorded by JOHN SINCLAIR in the first week of May, 1967, for THE SUN. The MC5 has been together for almost three years and has developed into one of the most exciting bands to be heard anywhere. The group comprises TYNER, lead singer, harmonica, autoharp, etc.; WAYNE KRAMER , lead guitar; FRED SMITH, rhythm guitar; MICHAEL DAVIS, bass; and DENNIS THOMPSON, drums. Their first 45 single, 'I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING', has recently been released on the AMG label, and an album is being planned now. Tyner himself is not only a brilliant singer and leader but also draws, does cartoons, writes songs, and is writing a book of exercises for lead singers which will be published soon by the ARTISTS' WORKSHOP.

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