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10 Things You Might Not Know About Blue Öyster Cult


Blue Öyster Cult originates from Long Island, New York and their most successful work includes the songs “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,” and “Burnin’ for You.” They have sold over 24 million records worldwide, including 7 million records in the United States alone. The band’s music videos, especially “Burnin’ for You,” received heavy rotation on MTV when the music television network premiered in 1981, cementing the band’s contribution to the development and success of the music video in modern pop culture. Blue Öyster Cult’s longest lasting and most commercially successful lineup included Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (lead guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (lead vocals, “stun guitar”), Allen Lanier (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Joe Bouchard (bass, backing vocals), and Albert Bouchard (drums, percussion, backing vocals).

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