Sonic was a founder and lead guitarist for the MC5 - a band every bit as influential as Iggy Pop and The Stooges. They hit the midwest rock scene in '68 with the apocryphal guitar rock statement:
After the breakup of the MC5, Fred continued to carry the banner of guitar rock when popular musical culture had moved on to disco and arena rock. The Midwest remained a redoubt of metal with Fred as one of the primary defenders. Enjoy another from Fred and Sonic's Rendezvous Band. The many could rock and play with the very best.
Here's a sonic rarity - Sonic and Patti Smith (pre marriage)from a 1977 Ann Arbor Concert.