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Kate Pierson

Kate Pierson at Roseland 2007
Background information
Birth name Catherine Elizabeth Pierson
Born April 27, 1948 (1948-04-27) (age 61)
Origin Weehawken, New Jersey
Genres Rock
New Wave
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
Years active 1972-present
Labels Astralwerks
Associated acts The B-52s

Catherine Elizabeth Pierson (born 27 April 1948 in Weehawken, New Jersey)[1][2] is an American vocalist and one of the lead singers and founding members of The B-52s. She also plays keyboard, guitar and bass for the band. In The B-52s, she performs alongside Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider, and Keith Strickland.


Personal life

Pierson is the owner of Kate's Lazy Meadow Motel in Mount Tremper, New York, a rustic modern motel in New York's Catskill Mountains near Woodstock, New York.[3] She operates the motel with her business partner, Monica Coleman, with whom she is also in a romantic relationship.[4][5][6][7][8]


Pierson has collaborated with the following bands and singers:

Film and television


  1. ^ Bream, Jon. "Cameo Critic: Kate Pierson" Minneapolis Star Tribune June 15, 2008
  2. ^ Strong, Martin Charles. The essential rock discography (Canongate U.S.) ISBN 978-1841958606
  3. ^ Lazy Meadow website
  4. ^ Kate Pierson on Her Coming Out!
  5. ^ The B-52s latest bombshell - Queer Lesbian Gay Travel -
  6. ^ Features
  7. ^ Fall 2007 | Rooms That Rock |
  8. ^ Kate Pierson
  9. ^
  10. ^ "What Goes on Tour?" at the Internet Movie Database

External links

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