The B-52's
10/1976 in Athens, GA

Biography

The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. Their most popular singles are "Love Shack", "Dance This Mess Around", and "Roam" while "Rock Lobster" remains a well-known hit. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (lead guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards). After Ricky Wilson's death from AIDS in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. ... (see more)


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