40 Watt Co-Founder Paul Scales Dies
Paul Scales, cofounder of Athens, Ga.’s
40 Watt Club, died of a heart attack Sept. 4.
pictured right, with R.E.M.'s Mike Mills.
The club has moved five times since Scales and others opened it in 1978. The club has hosted everyone from Snoop Dogg and Nirvana to one of its most famous hometown heroes,
Scales, who was also known as the organizer of The Office Lounge blues jams, was a longtime musician and one of the best-known people of Athens’ music scene. His age was not known at press time.