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R.E.M.’s Manager Bertis Downs Talks About “Lifes Rich Pageant”

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Bertis Downs, R.E.M.'s co-founder and long time manager with Michael Stipe. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Bertis Downs, R.E.M.’s co-founder and long time manager with Michael Stipe. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

dave fm sat down with R.E.M.’s long time manager, Bertis Downs, for some chatting about the old days.

Interview with Bertis Downs

On what was happening with the band during the recording of Lifes Rich Pageant.

Was the band feeling pressure from IRS Record to become more mainstream?

As the band became more successful, was their a conscience effort to “bottle the REM formula?”

Bertis Downs on the “Athens Sessions”

On the website, www.remtimeline.com


Read more about R.E.M.’s Lifes Rich Pageant, including photos, videos and a song list by clicking here.

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