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It wasn't a Rock, It was a Rock Lobster!
The B-52s burst onto the music scene in the late 1970s, combining elements of New Wave and dance music, earning them the nickname of "The Ultimate Party Band." Their music was always upbeat, sometimes kitschy and always had a great sense of humor. Having three singers who shared primary vocal duties gave them their own sound.
The band's future was in question when lead guitarist Ricky died of AIDS, having kept his diagnosis secret from all but one other band member for over two years, including his own sister, but the band ultimately decided to keep on rockin'! They now can be seen during summertime tours and play private and lucrative corporate gigs.
Check Out The Music - make sure your dancing shoes are on and your wig is secured!
B-52s Sites and Links
- The B-52's : World's Greatest Party Band
It has been said that the B-52's are as quintessentially American as the Beach Boys. And thirty years and over twenty million albums into their career, they remain the among the most beloved rock stars ever. Known as "the world's greatest party band,
- The B52s World Wide Wig Site
Album covers, complete lyrics archives, news, links and much more...
- The B-52's
Like Blondie, another New Wave band with 50s roots, but from Athens, Georgia, rather than New York, and with a more highly developed sense of camp. Most songs were co-written - though I believe lead singer Fred Schneider was primarily responsible for
- The B-52's: Welcome to Cindy Wilson's love shack: Athens queen bee(hive) returns to keep the party g
The B-52's: Welcome to Cindy Wilson's love shack, Atlanta Creative Loafing Weekly Newspaper, shelter from the mainstream for news, event listings, dining, movies and music.
- Return of the Rock Lobsters
The B-52s, new wave pioneers from the '70s, are back with an album and a planned tour.
- Kate's Lazy Meadow
Hi, this is Kate Pierson and I'd like to personally invite you to Kate's Lazy Meadow Motel, my cabin fever fantasy. Monica and I have tried our best to create our dream getaway right here in the Catskill Mountains, near famous Woodstock, New York. A
B-52s Videos - get up and dance!
This band was always so good about capturing how fun and upbeat they could be in person in their videos.
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