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Ricky Wilson

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Musician

The Resume

    (March 19, 1953-October 12, 1985)
    Born in Athens, Georgia
    Founder, vocalist and guitarist of B-52s
    Died from AIDS complications
    Brother of vocalist and band mate Cindy Wilson
    Buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery located in Athens, Georgia

Why he might be annoying:

    His middle name is Helton.
    He has a pyramid-shaped grave marker.
    He kept his AIDS diagnosis a secret.
    He looked boyish well into his 20’s and early 30’s.
    He missed out experiencing mainstream success with the 1989 album ‘Cosmic Thing,’ which sold four million copies and spawned hit singles ‘Love Shack’ and ‘Roam.’

Why he might not be annoying:

    While forming the band, he convinced his sister to join his band as a singer.
    He actively contributed his vocals while playing guitar.
    He died between the completion of the band’s ‘Bouncing Off Satellites’ album and its release.
    His guitar technician became his sister’s husband.
    His death was one of the reasons Cindy took a hiatus after the success of 'Cosmic Thing.'
    He was loved by gay fans.

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