The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to release several chart-topping singles.
Richie Havens, B-52s. First Aired: October 28, 2006. Musical performances by Richie Havens and the B-52s at the Jammys awards show. Also: interviews with the performers. two months from now. See What's New.
This was Havens' first album to reach Billboard's Top 30 Chart. Stormy Forest went on to release four more of his albums: The Great Blind Degree (1971), Live On Stage (1972), Portfolio (1973), and Mixed Bag II (1974). Memorable television appearances included performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. On the latter program, the audience reacted with such enthusiasm that when the applause continued even after the commercial break, Carson asked Havens to return the following night. The release of 1993's Resume, The Best of Richie Havens, on Rhino Records, collected his late 1960s and early 1970s recordings. What About Me". – "It Was a Very Good Year". "Eyesight of the Blind".
Richie Havens On Stage. Album, 1972, Stormy Forest. 2. Younger Men Get Older. What's Going On. 3. Younger Men Grow Older. 4. What About Me. 5. There's a Hole In the Future. 7. If Could Be the First Day. 8. Minstrel From Gault.
The B-52’s, (now stylized as The B-52s) are an internationally successful New Wave band also known for their campy fashion. Their original line-up included Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson. Originally, all members of the band played multiple instruments. Their sixth album Good Stuff came out in 1992, notably lacking Cindy Wilson, who took a break from the band and was temporarily replaced by Julee Cruise. Their 1994 remake of Meet The Flintstones for the feature film The Flintstones (as ‘The BC-52s’) is their last US top 40 hit. For over a decade, new music would only be released sporadically on anthologies as the band toured internationally sharing stages with The Go Go’s, Cher, The Rolling Stones and many other legendary artists.
This was one of two albums (the other being The Richie Havens Record) comprised of overdubbed solo demos, probably from sometime between 1963-1965, that Havens had done prior to recording for Verve and making his official recording debut. In the late '60s, as Havens rose to stardom, producer Alan Douglas took the original solo demos and overdubbed them with electric instruments. The albums were pulled from circulation and are today hard to find.
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