This band had a number of hits a number of decades ago, songs any FM radio listener would know and a number of these songs have appeared in movie soundtracks as well.
Although it is down to a couple main members, they still tour regularly and have recently released their first new music in many years. This band always had a weird extranormal mythos about them due to their name and iconography, and especially their lyrics.
What is interesting about the latter is that while all of the original members of the band contributed to the music, a lot of their earlier lyrics were written by their deceased manager/producer.
He also was responsible for much of their look and image.
Any conversation or interview with him would always come back to an experience he had earlier in his life he claimed to have been kidnapped by extraterrestrials and they were still giving him messages now on how the band should run.
Band: Blue Oyster Cult
Deceased manager/producer: Sandy Pearlman
Sandy Pearlman, Blue Oyster Cult Producer, Manager, Dead at 72
Sandy Pearlman, a record executive, songwriter, manager, poet and producer for acts like Blue Öyster Cult and the Clash, has died, according to a Facebook post from friend Robert Duncan. He was 72.
Duncan wrote that Pearlman “passed peacefully surrounded by love” Tuesday morning, and that a celebration of his life would be announced in the coming days. In June, Duncan created a GoFundMe page to help cover Pearlman’s medical costs after the producer suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that left him unable to walk, talk or fully comprehend his surroundings. – Source