Kate Pierson

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Rock Singer
Date of Birth April 27, 1948
Place of Birth Weehawken, New Jersey
Age 72 years old
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Kate Pierson

Catherine Elizabeth Pierson is an American singer, lyricist, and one of the singers and founding members of the B-52's. A multi-instrumentalist, she plays guitar, bass and various keyboard instruments. In the B-52s, she has performed alongside Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland. In the early years, as well as a vocalist, Pierson was also the main keyboard player and was notable for performing on a keyboard bass during many live shows and many of the band's recordings, taking on a role usually filled by a bass guitar player which differentiated the band from their contemporaries. This along with Pierson's distinctive wide ranging singing voice remain trademarks of the B-52's unique sound. Pierson has also collaborated with many other artists including The Ramones, Iggy Pop and R.E.M. In February 2015, Pierson released her first solo album, Guitars and Microphones, featuring material co-written by Sia Furler.

Birth name: Catherine Elizabeth Pierson
Born: Weehawken, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres: Rock, new wave
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion
Years active: 1979–present
Associated acts: The B-52's, Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, R.E.M, NiNa, Iggy Pop
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About Kate Pierson

Founding member and one of the lead singers of the band The B-52's who is a lyricist and multi-instrumentalist as well. She released a solo album in 2015 called Guitars and Microphones.

Before Fame

She came together with Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson to form The B-52's in 1976.


She became the owner of motels called Kate's Lazy Desert and Kate's Lazy Meadow. She is featured on the soundtracks of movies such as The Rugrats Movie and The Flintstones (1994).

Family Life

She married Monica Coleman in August of 2015 after they began dating in 2003.


Sia Furler was a co-writer on her solo project Guitars and Microphones.

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Latest information about Kate Pierson updated on July 08, 2020.

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