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 Ricky Helton Wilson

Ricky Helton Wilson

Birth
Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Death 12 Oct 1985 (aged 32)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 3598 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Athens, Georgia, he was best known as the original guitarist and founding member of New Wave rock band "The B-52s". A self-taught guitarist, he joined "The B-52s" in 1977, after an impromptu music session at a Valentine's Day party for friends. With the group, he toured and appeared in the film "One Trick Pony" (1980) and recorded four albums. He died from AIDS complications at age 32 in New York City.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Sep 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3598
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ricky Helton Wilson (19 Mar 1953–12 Oct 1985), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3598, citing Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .