More Cowbell! Happy Birthday, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser!

News, Video — By on November 12, 2010 3:10 am

Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (born November 12, 1947, in Long Island, New York), guitarist and songwriter, best known as a member of Blue Öyster Cult since the group’s formation in 1967. He wrote and sang the lead vocal on many of the band’s best-known hits, including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” and “Burnin’ for You” (the latter was originally intended for Roeser’s solo album.)

The nickname came from an idea from the band’s manager, Sandy Pearlman, who envisioned each member of the band having an unusual stage name; Roeser was the only one who took to the idea, and his was the only name that stuck.

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