by Lacey Young
On Valentine’s Day, 1977, drummer Keith Strickland, guitarist Ricky Wilson, and vocalists/multi-instrimentalists Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson performed for the first time at a friend’s house in Athens. Their career sky-rocketed from there and they were soon signing record deals and touring the East Coast.
After more than three decades and 20 million albums sold, the B-52’s have still got it. Hits like “Rock Lobster,” “Love Shack,” “Roam,” and “Channel Z” continue to grace the airwaves today. The 35th anniversary celebration this February promises to be a show worthy of a road trip.