RIP Ann Arbor guitar great Gary Quackenbush of psychedelic band SRC

by

comment

SRC founder Gary Quackenbush died over the weekend after a prolonged illness. He was the guitarist for the beloved 1960s psychedelic rock act, who at the time were one of the biggest local draws — up there with the MC5, Stooges and Amboy Dukes. 


Susan Whitall at the Detroit News has a good, long obituary about him.




The group played a series of successful reunion shows a handful of years ago. Our deepest condolences to Quackenbush's family, friends and fans.


On their first two LPs and early 45s, SRC was led by Gary on guitar and brother Glenn on keyboards. 







We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.