First Person

Rob Gibson

“During my senior year in Athens I had the privilege of serving as program director of WUOG, a 12-month experience far more concentrated on music than academics.  It was a pre-digital era where music seemed to be oozing from every nook …

Shelly Wischhusen

“I remember that the (interfraternity council) always sponsored a concert after the homecoming game, and one year it was Jethro Tull.  They had the homecoming court of some kind on stage, and the giant rabbit from Jethro Tull came back on …

Michelle Moran

“My favorite memories are of being at Tyrone’s, watching R.E.M. in its ‘youth.’ It was just great to be packed in there, dancing away to the early, early songs. After one R.E.M. show, Bill Berry tossed his drumsticks down at the …

Chip Pryles

“Jimmy Buffett came to Athens in 1979 or 1980 as the year’s major University Union concert. I hung out all day at the Holiday Inn where Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band were staying and saw Buffett and his harmonica player, …

Ken Holley

“I was a resident of Myers Hall and played drums. I met a guitar player who lived on the first floor named Jim Spruell (art school).  We wanted to put together a band for the Creswell Talent Show and recruited a …