B52's Kate Pierson T-Shirts
: Phil Nicholls
Kate Pierson of the B52's photographed by Phil Nicholls
Photoshoot: 27 June 1987
Location: The Empire State building, New York, USA.
"Kate Pierson from my Melody Maker session with the B52’s. My favourite image from the rooftop with The Empire State building visible on the New York Skyline." Phil Nicholls
As one of style icon and American new wave band the B52’s, Kate Pierson performed (and still performs) alongside Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider and Keith Strickland, as the current and most recognised line-up of the group.
Described as the world’s greatest party band, hits such as Rock Lobster, Love Shack and Rome became dancefloor fillers when they were released, and are still go-to tracks for any self-respecting DJ today. The B52’s defied most standard genres, but are possibly best described as post-punk pop rockers.