Blue Oyster Cult
October 7, 1973, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
June 24, 1974, State Theatre, Easton PA
Today is the 47th anniversary of when New York State's Blue Öyster Cult performed at Northampton Community College in bethlehem, PENNSYLVANIA.
Blue Öyster Cult was formed in 1967 as Soft White Underbelly in a communal house at Stony Brook University on Long Island when rock critic Sandy Pearlman overheard a jam session consisting of fellow Stony Brook classmate Donald Roeser and his Friends. Pearlman offered to become the band's manager and creative partner, which the band agreed to. The band's original lineup consisted of guitarist Roeser, drummer Albert Bouchard, keyboardist Allen Lanier, singers Jeff Kagel (aka Krishna Das) and Les Braunstein and bassist Andrew Winters.
Pearlman wanted the group to be the "American Black Sabbath".
Best known for the singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Burnin' for You", "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll", and "Godzilla" They have sold 25 million records worldwide.
The band's music videos, especially "Burnin' for You" received heavy rotation on MTV when the music television network premiered in 1981, Lehigh Valley Legendary Band The High Keys was the opening act, where they showcased their original recordings in advance of what was going to be an independent release.
the band cemented themselves and their legacy through contribution to the development and success of the music video in modern popular culture.