[pullquote quote=”His presence was everywhere, all around me.” credit=”Cindy Wilson”]Founding member of the [mp3com-artist]B-52’s[/mp3com-artist] Ricky Wilson passed away this day on October 12, 1985.

Twenty-six years later Wilson will never be forgotten by his fans, his family and his band. Despite such a great loss the band carried on and has been mesmerizing their fans for decades with upbeat timeless tracks. If that’s not a tribute to Ricky’s incredible talent – nothing is!

[photogallerylink id=30165 align=right] This October the band has something to celebrate…  the B-52’s have released their first-ever live album! The B-52’s With The Wild Crowd is a high-energy live recording of a show commemorating the 34th anniversary of the band’s first live show on Valentine’s Day 1977. The band hit “record” in their hometown at Athens’ Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

b52s Hear The B 52s First Live Album, With The Wild Crowd!Cindy Wilson told Spinner she could feel her brothers presence that night saying, “I’ll tell you, with what happened that night, I know Ricky was there. You just had this feeling in the air. Then I look out and see this big banner that says, “Ricky is Here!” I just stopped and, oh my God, I got chills. We all talked about him but when we played, his presence was everywhere, all around me. It was incredible.”

Hear the entire album, here!


1)  Pump

2)  Private Idaho

3)  Mesopotamia

4)  Ultraviolet

5)  Give Me Back My Man

6)  Funplex

7)  Whammy Kiss

8)  Roam

9)  52 Girls

10)  Party Out Of Bounds

11)  Love In The Year 3000

12)  Cosmic Thing

13)  Hot Corner

14)  Band Intros

15)  Love Shack

16)  Wig

17)  Planet Claire

18)  Rock Lobster

With the Wild Crowd! is available on iTunes and at Amazon

Keep up with the B-52’s at theb52s.com

Ricky Wilson
March 19, 1953 – October 12, 1985


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