Pylon collection


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Scope and Content Note: Sound and video recordings of Pylon songs and musical performances.
Biographical Note: In 1979, four University of Georgia art students, Randall Bewley, Michael Lachowski, Curtis Crowe, and Vanessa Briscoe (now Vanessa Briscoe Hay), formed the Post-Punk band Pylon. After playing local venues and recording an album, Pylon  went on to tour parts of the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. with such groups as the B-52's, R.E.M., and U2. After their second album was released in 1983, the group decided to disband and played their last show on December 1st at the Mad Hatter club in Athens. The band reformed in 1989 to release a new album and perform live shows until dissolving again in 1991. In 2007, the band united once more and played several shows and festivals until Randall Bewley's death in 2009.
Extent:

3 Umatic-SP, 2 Umatic, 2 Betacam-SP, 1 VHS, 1 1/4" audio, 4 1-inch video, 3 LP records, 1 audiocassette, 1 DVD-R, 1 CD-R, 1 DVD-Video, 1 CD-Audio

Extent: Related materials in other repositories: Pylon collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Provenance: Hargrett Collection
Cite Collection As: Pylon collection. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries

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