|Title:||Music ephemera of Athens, Georgia|
|Quantity:||1.2 Linear feet (1 oversized box)|
"Beginning in the late 1970s, the Athens music scene began to gather momentum, eventually leading to the city's worldwide recognition as a hotbed for music. Bands such as R.E.M. and the B-52's became wildly popular throughout the 1980s while scores of smaller bands continued to perform in the myriad of Athens clubs on a nightly basis." -- "City of Athens History." ACC Online. http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/history/athens.htm (Retrieved September 28, 2009)
The collection consists of posters advertising various music groups, bands, and music events in Athens, Georgia during the years 1987-1989. These groups performed at such places as the 40 Watt Club, Rockfish Palace, Uptown Lounge, Downstairs Cafe, University of Georgia Legion Field, and the Tate Center. There are also several postcards to the Red and Black staff from different music groups.
Arranged in chronological order.
Music ephemera of Athens, Georgia, 1987-1989. MS 2881. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.