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The B-52's

The B-52's are an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976. The original lineup consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums).

The B-52's are best known for their quirky, humorous, and highly danceable songs, which often incorporate retro pop culture references. They released their debut album The B-52's in 1979, which featured their biggest hit single "Rock Lobster". The song was an immediate success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Dance Chart and becoming a mainstay on MTV.

The band's second album, Wild Planet, was released in 1980 and was even more successful than its predecessor. It featured the hit singles "Private Idaho" and "Party Out of Bounds". Their third album, Mesopotamia, was released in 1982 and contained the single "Mesopotamia".

The B-52's released their most successful album, Cosmic Thing, in 1989. The album featured the hit singles "Love Shack" and "Roam" and was certified multi-platinum in the United States. The band's most recent studio album, Funplex, was released in 2008.

An interesting fact about The B-52's is that they were the first band to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine without signing a major label recording contract. They remain one of the most influential new wave and alternative rock bands of the 1980s.