I have loved the B-52's since my best high school buddy introduced me to them in my junior year. First of all, there was that innovative sound - an effervescent concoction that melded New Wave, surf punk, and rockabilly into something so irresistible, that feet everywhere, across the universe and beyond, couldn't help but get up and dance. Secondly, they looked simply fabulous.
In fact, to this day, lead singer Kate Pierson stands as one of my fashion icons, proving, along with Debbie Harry and Stevie Nicks, that instead of ravaging your looks, the rock and roll lifestyle can in some instances render you ageless.
The gal just turned sixty, y'all. Respect.