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The B-52s

Updated on December 9, 2013

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 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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      JoolsObsidian LM 5 years ago

      There goes a narwhale!!! Watch out for the bikini whale..... Excellent work...

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      California_Dreamin 8 years ago

      The B-52s are one of my favorite bands. They always bring a smile to my face and make me want to dance this mess around.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I love their music! Well done lens, keep it up!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      The B-52s rock! I'm lensrolling this to my Al Rantel lens.

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      You know I'm sitting here right now listening to them on The Today Show and I CAN'T SIT STILL! RLS? Or maybe I just love their sound ... ;-) Love the Love Shack. Had to say HI.

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      SilverLotus1 9 years ago

      One of my favorites! Thank you.

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      Robin S 10 years ago from USA

      I love them! Thank you for another fantastic addition to the 80's New Wave Alternative Music Group!