Fred Schneider Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Fred Schneider

Birthday :

July 1, 1951

Also Known For :

Drummer, Singer

Birth Place :

Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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Childhood And Early Life

American singer, musician, arranger and songwriter Fred Schneider was born on the 1 July 1951 in Newark, New Jersey.


Schneider was a student at the University of Georgia where he was involved in the literary scene on campus. 

Rise To Fame

He rose to fame as the founding member and frontman of the punk new-wave rock band The B-52's.


The band formed in 1976 and in 1978 they recorded the single Rock Lobster which found some success.  Albums included B-52 (1979), Wild Planet (1980) and Cosmic Thing (1989), Good Stuff (1992) and Funplex (2008).

As well as working with The B-52's, Fred Schneider formed the Superions releasing an album The Superions (2010), Destination Christmas (2010) and Vertical Mind (2017).

 Apart from his musical career, Fred Schneider has worked as a voice actor.

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