Eric Bloom

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Date of Birth December 1, 1944
Place of Birth New York City, New York
Age 76 years old
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Eric Bloom

Eric Jay Bloom is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist, guitar and keyboard/synthesizer player for the long-running band Blue Öyster Cult, with work on more than 20 albums. Much of his lyrical content relates to his lifelong interest in science fiction.

Birth name: Eric Jay Bloom
Born: December 1, 1944, Brooklyn, New York City
Genres: Hard rock, heavy metal, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s): Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active: 1966–present
Labels: Columbia, CMC
Associated acts: Blue Öyster Cult, Hear 'n Aid
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About Eric Bloom

New York-born singer-songwriter and guitarist and vocalist for the classic rock band Blue Oyster Cult. Some of their big hits include (Don't Fear) the Reaper and Godzilla.

Before Fame

He left college to work at a car-importing company, but later returned to college in order to avoid the Vietnam War draft.


Rolling Stone and Creem magazines both named (Don't Fear) the Reaper as the best single of the year in 1976.

Family Life

His father operated a picture frame and print company based in Manhattan.


He and radio personality Howard Stern are distant cousins.

Information related to Eric Bloom

  • Blue Öyster Cult members
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges alumni
  • Jewish rock musicians
  • American heavy metal singers
  • Science fiction fans
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Latest information about Eric Bloom updated on December 03, 2020.

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