Final Resting Place:
Oconee Hills Cemetery
297 Cemetery Street
Athens, Georgia, 30605
Grave Location:East Hill, Section 5
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery through the main entrance head towards the well house. Turn right, then left and follow that road all the way to the back of the cemetery (East Hill). Look to your left and the only pyramid-shaped headstone marks the final resting place of Ricky Wilson (about 4 rows from the edge of the cemetery property).
Grave Location GPS33.94547010069, -83.36189731802
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Ricky Wilson:
- Wikipedia Entry
- The B-52′s first ever gig at a Valentine’s Day party
- The B-52s’ Ricky Wilson
- B-52's Cindy Wilson reflects on the 40th anniversary of the day they 'turned things upside down'
- Interview with Cindy Wilson of The B-52’S
- The B-52’s Kate Pierson Opens Up About Losing Ricky Wilson To AIDS
- The B-52's guitarist Keith Strickland reveals how a tragic death nearly ended the group
- The B-52s – Is This Really Goodbye?
- New Again: The B-52s
- The Deadbeat Club
Videos Featuring Ricky Wilson:
popular name: Bukka White
date_of_death: February 26, 1977
best_know_for: A master blues guitarist and vocalist, he was also B.B. King's uncle
Mississippi Fred McDowell
popular name: Mississippi Fred McDowell
date_of_death: July 3, 1972
cause_of_death: Abdominal Cancer
best_know_for: Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country blues.
popular name: Lightnin' Hopkins
date_of_death: January 30, 1982
cause_of_death: Esophageal cancer
best_know_for: Sam Lightnin' Hopkins began his blues trail as Blind Lemon Jefferson's guide before spending 30 years on the weekend juke joint circuit. As a soloist who loved to drink, smoke, gamble, fight and chase women, Hopkins had the scars from the prison leg irons of which he sang. Before his death he recorded over 80 albums and Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.