Wayne Kramer, influential MC5 guitarist, dies at 75, leaving a lasting impact on punk rock.

Kramer, part of the twin-guitar force in MC5, shaped the band's incendiary live performances.

Rolling Stone ranked Kramer and Fred (Sonic) Smith at No. 225 on the list of greatest guitarists.

MC5's debut album, "Kick Out the Jams," recorded in 1968, is considered highly influential.

The band inspired iconic punk rock acts like the Clash, Sex Pistols, Ramones, and Queens of the Stone Age.

Tom Morello credits MC5 with essentially inventing punk rock music.

Kramer faced legal troubles, arrested on drug charges in 1975, serving a four-year prison sentence.

In 2009, Kramer founded Jail Guitar Doors U.S.A., a nonprofit donating instruments to inmates.

The organization also offers songwriting workshops in prisons, providing an alternative path for inmates.

Kramer believed in the transformative power of the guitar, stating it could unlock cells and offer a new life perspective.