I recently read Donna Gaines' memoir, A Misfit's Manifesto. Gaines, who has a doctorate in sociology has turned a rock n' roll lifestyle into a career. Having grown up in Long Island, Gaines spent her entire life around music. Her mother, Betty Bradley, was a professional singer and Gaines was drawn to the lifestyle, spending all of her time with musicians.
Kate Pierson of the B-52’s is pretty much always singing duets. In fact, the B-52’s are iconic for their male/female vocal team, Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. Kate’s sexy and strong voice reaches farther than just one band. Here are five great duets she has been a part of! “Chop Suey” by Ramones– Kate’s voice is heard immediately at the start of this with bandmate Cindy Wilson and the legendary Debbie Harry. What I would have given to be a fly on the wall during this recording. Their backing vocals really add a B-52s vibe to the Ramones. Too good! 2. “I…