R.E.M. founding members Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe played their first show on April 5, 1980, at a friend’s birthday party in an abandoned church in Athens, Georgia. From that point forward until 2011 when they decided to call it a day, the band released fifteen albums, toured the world, won multiple Grammys, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and have left a lasting legacy of great songs that defined an era. ¬†We invite you to visit the following sites to learn more about R.E.M.’s rich thirty-one year history.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R.E.M.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/rem-americas-greatest-band/245525/

http://pitchfork.com/features/interviews/8712-rem/

http://www.remtimeline.com/

http://www.todayingeorgiahistory.org/content/rem