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Wet Willie House

Historic Macon Music Registry

 
 
Wet Willie House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. Wet Willie House Marker
Inscription.  
Owned by Bunky Odom-
the band lived, wrote
and rehearsed
here.

 
Erected by The Charles Cox Family Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Georgia, Historic Macon Music Registry series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
 
Location. 32° 50.447′ N, 83° 38.262′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Georgia Avenue east of College Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1172 Georgia Ave, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hatcher-Groover-Schwartz House (a few steps from this marker); Wesleyan College (within shouting distance of this marker); Site: Wesleyan College (within shouting distance of this marker); Randolph-Whittle House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter T. Johnson House (about 400 feet away); Gresham-Adams House
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(about 400 feet away); Emmett Miller Home (about 500 feet away); The Bell House / Robert McDuffie Center for Strings (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding Wet Willie House. Excerpt from the music tour pamphlet:
Owned by music executive Bunky Odom, the house is where the band Wet Willie lived during its time in Macon. The band was signed to Capricorn Records in 1970 and began a relentless tour schedule. When they were in town, band members could be found rehearsing and writing songs at the house, such as their hit “Keep on Smiling.” Neighbors would often report the bands’ antics to the police, including seeing the group “streak” across College Street on a particularly lively night.

 
Also see . . .  Wet Willie. Wikipedia entry on the band, which continues to perform. (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Wet Willie House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
2. Wet Willie House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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