Friday, December 1: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (Dec. 1) to Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult. He's 73. Other rockers celebrating include Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson (40), ex Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland (60), and drummer John Densmore of The Doors (73).
Eric Bloom is best known as a singer and guitarist for Blue Oyster Cult. The band formed out of Long Island, NY and had a string of hit songs including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, “Godzilla”, and “Burnin’ for You”. The band has sold nearly 25 million albums worldwide since the release of their debut album in 1972. The most long lasting, and successful lineup of Blue Oyster Cult included Buck Dharma (lead guitar, vocals), Eric Bloom (guitar, vocals), Allen Laneier (keyboards, rhythm guitar), Joe Bouchard (bass), and Al Bouchard (drums).
Blue Oyster Cult is a great band that I've always been a big fan of and have seen live many times over the years. Glad to see they are still out there doing their thing. For band news and upcoming tour info, check out the official Blue Oyster Cult website here.