The B-52's

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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The quirky appearance, stage antics and lyrical content of the B-52’s belie a formidable musical ability, as the band’s rhythmically perfect pop songs show many influences, including 50s rock ‘n’ roll, punk and commercial dance music. However, it was the late 70s new wave music fans that took them to their hearts. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, USA, in 1976, and took their name from the bouffant hairstyles worn by Kate Pierson (27 April 1948, Weehawken, New Jersey, USA; keyboards/vocals) and Cindy Wilson (b. Cynthia Leigh Wilson, 28 February 1957, Athens, Georgia, USA; vocals). The line-up was completed by Cindy’s brother Ricky (b. 19 March 1953, Athens, Georgia, USA, d. 12 October 1985, USA; guitar), Fred Schneider (b. 1 July 1951, Newark, New Jersey, USA; keyboards/vocals) and Keith Strickland (b. Julian Keith Strickland, 26 October 1953, Athens, Georgia, USA; drums). The lyrically bizarre but musically thunderous ‘Rock...

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