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We want the The B-52's Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Petition Background (Preamble):
I see them not only as musicians but also as artists.
The B-52s (originally formatted as The B-52's) can be considered a New Wave rock band, formed in Athens, Georgia, United States, in 1976. In their heyday, their music was marked by the female harmonies of Cindy Wilson (vocals) and Kate Pierson (keyboards, vocals), Ricky Wilson's (guitar) surf-style guitar, Keith Strickland's (drummer) "go-go beat" drumming, and the generally spoken word or sprechgesang male vocal counterpoint of Fred Schneider (percussion, vocals). The resulting unique "guy vs. gals" vocals, sometimes used in call and response style (as in their songs "Private Idaho" and "Good Stuff"), are a trademark of the band. Presenting as a positive, enthusiastic, slightly wacky party band, the B-52s have focused on songs telling tall tales ("Rock Lobster", "Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland"), glorifying wild youth ("Love Shack", "Deadbeat Club"), or celebrating wild romance ("Strobe Light", "Hot Pants Explosion"), all set to a danceable New Wave beat.
The correct name for the band had long been "The B-52's", but in 2008 they dropped the apostrophe, with their official website and Funplex album and single covers reading "The B-52s".
The We want the The B-52's Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame petition to Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame was written by Carlos Cadungog and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: b-52s, rock, pop, music