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Proto-Punk

Jerry Nolan

Jerry Nolan was an American rock drummer best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

MC5

The MC5 is an American rock band initially active from 1964 to 1972. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith, bassist Michael Davis and drummer Dennis Thompson. Their far-left political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the punk movement in the United States. Their loud, energetic style of back-to-basics rock 'n' roll included elements of garage rock, hard rock, blues rock, and psychedelic rock.

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