The B-52's

The B-52's

 

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The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008)[6] are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. 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-related illness in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. The band is best known for their 1978 debut single "Rock Lobster", and their pair of 1989 hits; "Love Shack" and "Roam".

Rooted in new wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later straddled many genres, ranging from post-punk to pop rock. The "guy vs. gals" vocals of Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson, sometimes used in call and response style, and their unique guitar and keyboard driven instrumentation compose their trademark sound.

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Highlights10

Love Shack
 
"Love Shack" is a 1989 single by new wave band The B-52's.
Rock Lobster
 
"Rock Lobster" is a song written by Fred Schneider and Ricky Wilson, two members of The B-52's.
Funplex
 
Funplex is the seventh studio album (eighth overall) by The B-52s, recorded during 2006 and 2007.
The B-52's
 
The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's.

Photos - The B-52's1000

Popular Albums31

Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs30

Popular Live Albums2

Song Appearances & References3

Minor Film Appearances & References3

TV Shows14

Collaborators & Influencers4

Other Music-Related Relationships10

Awards & Nominations1

Events3

Popular Tours1

Band Members5

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Spotify - Albums & Singles176

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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