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Fire Destroys B -52's Singer's 'Love Shack'

The tin roof and a burned-out frame are all that remains of the little old place where singer Kate Pierson ( search ) once got together with her band mates from the B-52's ( search ).A fire gutted the unoccupied five-room cabin set back in a field off Jefferson River Road that some believe inspired the B-52's party hit "Love Shack." ( search ) Fire officials are investigating the possibility of arson.Other properties near Athens — where the quirky band known for towering beehive wigs and catchy, oddball pop songs formed in 1976 — have also been credited with being the original "Love Shack." But it's known that Pierson lived in the fire-ravaged house in the 1970s.The book "The B-52's' Universe," published in 2002, includes photographs of the group outside both the wood-framed cabin and the nearby outhouse located on 80 acres in northern Clarke County."I just was in touch with the B-52's," said Allisa Huestis of Atlanta, who planned to move into the renovated house next week. "They said ...

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