Monday, March 2, 2009


"Pylon guitarist Randy Bewley died this afternoon after suffering a heart attack while driving in an Athens neighborhood Monday.

Bewley was driving on Barber Street on Monday evening, and his van drifted off the road and tipped over, bandmate Vanessa Hay said in an e-mail to supporters.

He died shortly before 5 p.m.

Bewley and bassist Michael Lachowski founded Pylon in Athens in 1978, and quickly recruited drummer Curtis Crowe and Hay — then Vanessa Briscoe — as vocalist. The band debuted in 1979, releasing three albums, and disbanded in November 1991 — after a farewell performance at the 40 Watt, according to the All-Music Guide.

The band reunited for a New Year’s Day performance in 2005 and has been playing local dates and touring on and off since then."

Source: Originally published in the Athens Banner-Herald on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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