Originally posted by Buck Lovell on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 in Buck Lovell's - American Biker Blog
BLUE OYSTER CULT TO PLAY GLENCOE
CAMP-RESORT STURGIS 2012
Blue Oyster Cult is a band that began playing in the late 1960s, and they are still actively playing today. They are a hard rock band who has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. They began performing in Long Island, New York in 1967 and were managed by Sandy Pearlman who hoped that the group would be a U.S. equivalent to Black Sabbath. He landed them a contract with Columbia and Electra. The band went through many names including Soft White Underbelly until settling on Blue Oyster Cult in 1971. the group is often referred to as the first heavy metal band, and they are sometimes credited for being the first to use the term "heavy metal" as well. Blue Oyster Cult has a band logo which is a cross and hook. Other heavy metal bands began to use a heavy metal umlaut after Blue Oyster Cult began the tradition. Blue Oyster Cult's logo is on all of their albums. The logo was designed by Pearlman who modeled it after the Greek mythological character Kronos, the king of the Titans and father of Zeus. It is the symbol of lead or heavy metal, much like the sound of the band's music. The bands founding members – Buck Dharma who plays guitar and does vocals, and Eric Bloom, also on guitar and vocals – are the leaders of the group. Albert Bouchard was also with the group for many years, and attended Clarkson College of Technology, as did Bloom. Most of the members of Blue Oyster Cult are now in their sixties.