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Description: Photograph of a red plastic helmet known as an "Energy Dome," dating from the 1980s. This style of hat was worn by members of the band Devo during their stage and video performances beginning in 1980, and the helmets were originally designed by band members Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale. Devo is a band that formed in 1973 in Akron, Ohio, after the members met at Kent State University. The name "Devo" comes from "devolution," the idea that man is devolving as time passes. The band first performed in 1973 at a Kent State University performing arts festival and quickly built a following in the Akron area. They reached #14 on the Billboard Chart in 1980 with their song "Whip It!" and have had a devoted following ever since. They continue to release music and tour, though many of their original members have moved on to other projects. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: H93836
Subjects: Ohio--History--20th century; Bands (Music)--Ohio; Musicians; Devo (Musical group)
Places: Akron (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)