Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mike Mills and Bill Berry
Historic Macon Music Registry
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Erected by The Charles Cox Family Trust.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 32° 50.326′ N, 83° 38.464′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Arlington Place north of Tinsley Place, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 572 Arlington Pl, 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. Paragon Booking Agency (a few steps from this marker); Philip Walden, Jr., Childhood Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe Street Apartments (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter T. Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site: Wesleyan College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randolph-Whittle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wesleyan College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cottage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Regarding Mike Mills and Bill Berry.
Mike Mills and Bill Berry were young musicians who met while attending Macon’s Northeast High School. After graduation, the two rented an apartment in this house while Berry worked for Paragon Booking Agency. Mills and Berry would later move to Athens, Georgia, and attend the University of Georgia, where they met Michael Stipe and Peter Buck and started the band R.E.M.
Also see . . . R.E.M.'s first ever show: Opening band at a birthday party in a church. Excerpt from "R.E.M.'s Murmur" by J. Niimi (2005) opens with how a chance meeting led to Berry and Mills becoming friends, despite their different personalities, and later bandmates in R.E.M.. (Salon, posted April 28, 2018) (Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 198 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.