Advertisement

The B-52s are Touring on their 40th Anniversary - Sort Of

JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press
Created: July 06, 2018 03:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - The B-52s are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. But they also may celebrate it next year. That is, if they haven't already hit the milestone a few years ago.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

There's no fuzzy math here - it's a just matter of which date adequately represents the origin of the band, which began in Athens, Georgia.

Vocalist Fred Schneider considers 2018 as their ruby anniversary. That was the year they released the song, "Rock Lobster."

The band's other vocalist, Kate Pierson, interprets their anniversary a bit more liberally. The band started jamming in 1976 and played their first show in 1977. Or it could be 1979, when they put out their first album.

She adds: "We're milking the 40th anniversary because it's flexible."

Credits

JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

Authorities Respond to Multiple ATV Crashes

Femn Fest 2018 Revisits Downtown Duluth

Beargrease Beer & Bacon Bash Kickoff to 2019 Race

McDougall's Dream Fundraiser held at SS Meteor Maritime Museum

Community Witnesses Historic Move of William A. Irvin

Church Abuse Victims Approve Plan For Compensation

Advertisement