Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Happy Birthday, Cindy Wilson
Cindy was working as a waitress at age 19 when she and her old brother Ricky joined up with other local musicians for a little jam session. On Valentine’s Day in 1977, they played their first concert for a party for friends. And thus the B-52’s were born.
Besides working with the group, she has also done her own solo work in 2003. Over the years she has also worked with other artists like Bill Withers, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, and Vince Clarke.
In the past year I’ve reviewed a number of albums by Cindy and the B-52’s:
- for their 1979 self-titled debut The B-52's, click here
- for their 1980 album Wild Planet, click here
- for their 1982 EP Mesopotamia which just celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, click here
- for 2011 first-ever live album release With the Wild Crowd!, click here