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Happy Birthday Kate Pierson! What’s The Greatest B-52′s Song?

25 April 2014 9:41 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The B-52′s are the greatest party band in rock history, and along with R.E.M. put the city of Athens, Georgia on the musical map in the 1980′s.

Formed in 1977, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Fred Schneider and siblings Cindy and Ricky Wilson combined surf music, new wave, and thrift store fashion, and made something magical … and unique.

Ricky died of AIDS in late 1985, and after Rock Hudson, he was the first person I knew of to die from the disease. But his spirit lives on three decades later every time a classic B-52′s song is played.

This weekend is Kate’s 66th birthday, so let’s pay tribute to her, and the rest of the band for giving us so much happiness. What is the greatest B-52′s song? Here are my top five:

5. Roam

1989′s Cosmic Thing was their first album in four years, and became the biggest seller of their career, »

- snicks

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