Kate Pierson

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Kate Pierson
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Kate Pierson NYC 2009
Background information
Birth nameCatherine Elizabeth Pierson
Born(1948-04-27) April 27, 1948 (age 66)
Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
GenresRock, new wave
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion
Years active1972–present
LabelsAstralwerks
Associated actsThe B-52's
Fred Schneider
Cindy Wilson
R.E.M.
NiNa
 
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Kate Pierson
KatePierson.jpg
Kate Pierson NYC 2009
Background information
Birth nameCatherine Elizabeth Pierson
Born(1948-04-27) April 27, 1948 (age 66)
Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
GenresRock, new wave
OccupationsMusician
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion
Years active1972–present
LabelsAstralwerks
Associated actsThe B-52's
Fred Schneider
Cindy Wilson
R.E.M.
NiNa

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Pierson (born April 27, 1948) is an American vocalist, lyricist, and one of the lead singers and founding members of The B-52's. One of the multi-instrumentalists in the band, Pierson played guitar, bass and various keyboard instruments. In the B-52s, she has performed alongside Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson and Keith Strickland.

As of 2013, Pierson began work on a new solo album featuring material co-written by Sia Furler.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Pierson was born in Weehawken, New Jersey and raised in Rutherford.[2][3][4]


She is the owner of Kate's Lazy Desert in Landers, California, and Kate's Lazy Meadow in Mount Tremper, New York, a rustic modern lodge in New York's Catskill Mountains near Woodstock.[5] She operates the business with her partner, Monica Coleman. Pierson and Coleman have been together since 2003.[6][7]

Collaborations[edit]

Pierson has collaborated with the following bands and singers:

Film and television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kate Pierson, the B-52's Redheaded Siren, Talks Top Chef, Cyndi Lauper, and Vinyl Broward New Times August 21, 2012
  2. ^ Beckerman, Jim. "B-52s 'Party' lands close to hometown", The Record (Bergen County), August 15, 2009. Accessed January 14, 2012. "And with that hair? Kate Pierson, born in Weehawken, raised in Rutherford."
  3. ^ Bream, Jon. "Cameo Critic: Kate Pierson" Minneapolis Star Tribune June 15, 2008
  4. ^ Strong, Martin Charles. The essential rock discography (Canongate U.S.) ISBN 978-1-84195-860-6
  5. ^ Robinson, Matt (October 13, 2006). "Page 2 The Making of a Rockpreneur". Entrepreneur.com. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ Fall 2007 | Rooms That Rock | OutTraveler.com
  7. ^ Kate Pierson
  8. ^ "Iggy Pop". Rock On The Net. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Zombies, Andy, And Lou! New Blondie Video for "Mother"…". cherrybombed.com. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ "What Goes on Tour?" at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ "Soundtrack - E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)", IMDb, retrieved 18 Oct 2011
  12. ^ "E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)". The Simpsons. Season 11. Episode 5. November 7, 1999. Fox. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0701092/. Retrieved October 18, 2011.

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