Keith Strickland

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Date of Birth October 26, 1953
Place of Birth Athens, Georgia
Age 67 years old
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Keith Julian Strickland is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer, and one of the founding members of The B-52s. He was born in Athens, Georgia. Originally the band's drummer, Strickland switched to guitar after the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985. Strickland also plays keyboards and bass guitar on many of The B-52s recordings, and has occasionally provided backing vocals. Strickland composes the music for The B-52s. He said of the process: "Ricky and I used to write the music together, but now I write the individual instrument parts and arrange the instrumental compositions myself. I'm trying to convey a feeling when I compose. I think of my instrumentals as soundscapes - the chord progressions, rhythms, harmonics and musical direction are used to evoke various sonic atmospheres or moods." Strickland came out as gay in 1992. On December 13, 2012, Strickland retired from touring for the B52s.

Birth name: Keith Julian Strickland
Born: October 26, 1953
Origin: Athens, Georgia, United States
Genres: New wave, rock & roll, alternative rock, punk rock, pop rock
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Guitar, drums, percussion, keyboards, bass, vocals
Years active: 1976–present
Associated acts: The B-52's XTC
IMDb: Keith Strickland's IMDb

About Keith Strickland

Multi-instrumentalist who was one of the founding members of the American new wave band The B-52's. With The B-52's, he is best known for his work as lead guitarist as well as having had played keyboards for the band.

Before Fame

He joined The B-52's as a drummer initially but switched to guitar after a band member passed away in 1985.


He was interviewed in the 2008 documentary A Life in the Death of Joe Meek.

Family Life

He is from Athens, GA.


Both he and Fred Schneider were members of The B-52's

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