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Who Shot Rock and Roll

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Photograph by Laura Levine courtesy of Who Shot Rock and Roll

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 R.E.M. at Walter's BBQ - the subject of their song "Walter's Theme" - in their hometown, Athens, Georgia in 1984.

"My memory is foggy but my guess is that we had spent the whole day shooting around Athens and they were hungry. It wasn't a set up. We were actually eating there. Michael was a vegetarian, so that is probably my plate of food he has, we just put it there. I was such good friends with the band that my approach was very documentary with them. They were still small at the time: on IRS, still driving in their van and sleeping on floors, but I knew they were on their way to being very successful." -Laura Levine

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