B-52's

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Formed: Oct 1976 (38 years ago)
Split: 1994 (20 years ago)


Biography

The B-52's are most recognisable from their brightly coloured 50-retro look and their unique vocals, mixing the high-pitched melodic harmonies of lead singers Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson with the sprechgesang vocals of frontman Fred Schneider. Formed in early 1977, their eponymous debut album was released in 1978 and quickly gained an underground following, as their new-wave/surf pop sound caught on. The album produced their seminal song "Rock Lobster", which is named on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. The B-52's are also famed for the tracks "Own ... Read more

The B-52's are most recognisable from their brightly coloured 50-retro look and their unique vocals, mixing the high-pitched melodic harmonies of lead singers Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson with the sprechgesang vocals of frontman Fred Schneider. Formed in early 1977, their eponymous debut album was released in 1978 and quickly gained an underground following, as their new-wave/surf pop sound caught on. The album produced their seminal song "Rock Lobster", which is named on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. The B-52's are also famed for the tracks "Own Private Idaho" and "Love Shack".

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The B-52's are most recognisable from their brightly coloured 50-retro look and their unique vocals, mixing the high-pitched melodic harmonies of lead singers Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson with the sprechgesang vocals of frontman Fred Schneider. Formed in early 1977, their eponymous debut album was released in 1978 and quickly gained an underground following, as their new-wave/surf pop sound caught on. The album produced their seminal song "Rock Lobster", which is named on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. The B-52's are also famed for the tracks "Own Private Idaho" and "Love Shack".

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

The B-52's are most recognisable from their brightly coloured 50-retro look and their unique vocals, mixing the high-pitched melodic harmonies of lead singers Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson with the sprechgesang vocals of frontman Fred Schneider. Formed in early 1977, their eponymous debut album was released in 1978 and quickly gained an underground following, as their new-wave/surf pop sound caught on. The album produced their seminal song "Rock Lobster", which is named on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. The B-52's are also famed for the tracks "Own Private Idaho" and "Love Shack".

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