The B-52s are an American rock
band, formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976. The original group
consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals, cowbell), Kate Pierson (vocals,
keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, tambourine, bongos), Ricky Wilson (guitar),
and Keith Strickland (drums). Following Ricky Wilson's death in 1985 Strickland
switched to guitar. Then they added Tracy Wormworth (bass), Sterling Campbell
(drums) and Paul Gordon (keyboards).