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. It’s a bit fuzzy…
But it’s a simple matter of which date adequately represents the first origins of the band, which began in Athens, Georgia.
Vocalist Fred Schneider considers 2018 as their ‘ruby anniversary’. “This is 40 years since our first single came out,” Schneider said.
That was the year they released the song, “Rock Lobster.”
The band’s other vocalist, Kate Pierson, interprets their anniversary a bit more liberally.
“We started in 1976 jamming and we played our first show on Valentine’s Day 1977, so we can mark 40 from there or we can mark 40 from 1979 when we did our first record.”
But that doesn’t seem to be a problem, as she added: “It’s flexible. We’re milking the 40 anniversary because it’s flexible.”
Source: Canadian Press