MC5’s Wayne Kramer Files Suit Over ‘No on Prop. 23’ Ad for Using 1968 Band Footage (Exclusive)

MC5’s Wayne Kramer Files Suit Over ‘No on Prop. 23’ Ad for Using 1968 Band Footage (Exclusive)
Wayne Kramer of the legendary 1960s band the MC5 has filed suit in a California court against a political action committee behind the No. on Prop 23 campaign, contending that a commercial widely broadcast in the weeks running up to the election used vintage footage and appropriated his likeness without permission.

The ad spot, now taken out of circulation, opened with three seconds of unidentified footage of the MC5 performing at the Festival of Life in Chicago during the Democratic convention of 1968 (a setting coincidentally getting renewed attention due to the new film “The Trial of the Chicago 7”).

The brief footage is followed by a kidney dialysis patient Janet Gross, saying she “spent 50 years in the music business. I’ve got stories I can’t repeat. I’d still be there if I hadn’t gotten sick.”

Kramer and his reps say the juxtaposition suggests that Gross is referring to
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