Kate Pierson

No one can accuse Kate Pierson of rushing into a solo career -- Pierson had spent close to 40 years as a member of the iconic new wave dance combo the B-52s before she decided it was time to step out with her first solo album. Kate Pierson was born in Weehawken, New York on April 27, 1948; seemingly born with a political consciousness, Pierson was a serious Bob Dylan fan in junior high, and was a member of a local folk group that specialized in protest material. However, Pierson's tastes expanded to include rock & roll after the Beatles made their way to America, and in high school she was a member of a band called the Sun Doughnuts.

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