More Cowbell!

Happy Birthday to Blue Oyster Cult's Eric Bloom!

 
 
 
Eric with Tom Harrison from the Vancouver Province newspaper

Eric with Tom Harrison from the Vancouver Province newspaper

 

I'll never forget the band showing up to my house the day after the show because they had nothing to do on their day off. The place I lived had a large above the ground pool so I invited them over. I can't believe they actually showed up. And I really can't believe I didn't take any pictures of that day. Still can't remember which one of them was carrying around a reel-to-reel tape recorder - anyway, he never went swimming. He was too busy trying to get the cow in the field next door to moo into his microphone. I'm not making this up. So, seriously... 

MORE COWBELL!

Allen Lanier

First, it's Allen Lanier's (Blue Oyster Cult) birthday. Secondly, I somehow missed the news of Allen's passing a couple of years ago.

Most of my BOC pics are somewhere else but I did manage to find this one solo shot of him that was on my old blog.

They were an awesome band and awesome people. I have a very great personal story about them but I'm going to save it for another time.

 
 

ALLEN LANIER
6/25/46 - 8/14/13

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