Ricky Wilson (American musician)

Ricky Wilson (American musician)
1953 - 1985

Ricky Wilson (American musician)  American Musician


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American Musician Ricky Wilson (American musician) was born Ricky Helton Wilson on 19th March, 1953 in Athens, Georgia, United States and passed away on 12th Oct 1985 New York City, New York, USA aged 32. He is most remembered for Best known as the original guitarist and founding member of rock band the B-52's.. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Ricky Wilson (American musician) is a member of the following lists: AIDS-related deaths in New York (state), Guitarists from Georgia (U.S. state) and American male guitarists.


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First Name Ricky
Last Name Wilson
Full Name at Birth Ricky Helton Wilson
Age 32 (age at death) years
Birthday 19th March, 1953
Birthplace Athens, Georgia, United States
Died 12th October, 1985
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death AIDS (-related complications)
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Instrumentalist, musician, singer-songwriter
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame Best known as the original guitarist and founding member of rock band the B-52's.
Music Genre (Text) New wave, Post-Punk, Rock, Pop
Year(s) Active 1973–1985
Instrument (text) Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Record Label Warner Bros., Reprise, Island
Associated Acts The B-52's, Black Narcissus, Loon, Tom Verlaine, The Zambo Flirts
Official Websites http://www.theb52s.com

Ricky Helton Wilson (March 19, 1953 – October 12, 1985) was an American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of rock band the B-52's. Born in Athens, Georgia, Wilson was the brother of fellow member Cindy Wilson. The B-52's was founded in 1977, when Ricky, his sister Cindy, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland and Fred Schneider shared a tropical Flaming Volcano drink at a Chinese restaurant and, after an impromptu music session at the home of their friend Owen Scott III, played for the first time at a Valentine's Day party for friends.

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