Record covers feature special appearances by buttons. A personal favorite is the insert for Kick Out Jams by the MC5. How did they button their bare chests? And more importantly, where can an authentic White Panther button from Detroit circa 1969 be obtained?

Original MC5 "White Panthers" button on a jean jacket, where it belongs.

Detroit's favorite band the MC5 innovated buttons in the 1960s and used them on their record covers. A native Michigander contacted Busy Beaver Button Co. about his original MC5 button, and here’s his story:

The button was given to me by a girl I knew in the spring of 1969, when I was attending Pontiac Central High School (Michigan) and was deeply involved in the antiwar movement. I was the envy of all my fellow protesters as these pins weren’t that easy to come by even then.

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