Kate Pierson is one of the lead singers and founding members of the world's greatest party band: the B-52's. Formed in 1976 in Athens, Georgia, the B-52's (originally Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson & Ricky Wilson) have sold over 20 million albums and are known for such classic songs as: Rock Lobster, Private Idaho, 52 Girls and chart topping hits Love Shack, Roam and Deadbeat Club. Impossible to categorize, the B-52s emerged during the post-punk underground music scene in the late 70s, and went on to become worldwide superstars in the 80s, thanks to MTV and the success of their album Cosmic Thing which soared to the top of the Billboard Album Chart.
In this conversation, Kate talks about the night the B-52's was formed, how Rock Lobster was written, losing Ricky Wilson, and where the real 'Love Shack' is.
CATCH THE B-52'S THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT THE WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER!
SATURDAY, MAY 23RD AT 8PM
FOR TICKETS CALL 631-288-1500 OR GO TO WHBPAC.ORG
LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION WITH KATE PIERSON BELOW!
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