Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Women College Alumna Inspires Song

How cool is this? Elizabeth Reed, a student at a women's college (Wesleyan College in Macon, GA) influenced this song by The Allman Brothers.

In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed The Allman Brothers Band

"Elizabeth Reed was a young Southern woman in 1860 when she came to Macon, Georgia to attend Wesleyan College. She eventually married a Confederate Army Captain named Briggs Napier in 1865 and began a long life as a farmer’s wife and the mother of 12 children. She passed away in 1935 and her body was laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon.

Over three decades later, a group of young men, aspiring local musicians, would regularly frequent the very same cemetery that held Elizabeth Reed. They would congregate under the ghostly, blue light of the Georgia moon to find inspiration for their creative powers while the eerie ambience of the buried dead hung thickly around them. The young men, six of them, Duane, Gregg, Dickey, Berry, Jaimoe and Butch all burned with youthful passion for creating music and basked in the foreboding atmosphere the cemetery offered. While there is speculation as to exactly how it may have occurred, one thing is certain. Dickey, a guitarist, noticed the tombstone of Elizabeth Reed Napier and gave free rein to his imagination. Little did he know that he was creating possibly the greatest instrumental song in the history of rock music."

Continue reading here. And check out the song via the below YouTube video!

Women's Colleges Really Do Rock!!!

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