Sandy Pearlman one of the most important figures in rock history who worked as a full-time artist manager, managing the careers of Blue Öyster Cult, Black Sabbath (1979–1983), has passed away at the age of 72. In December, 2015, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that left him unable to walk, talk or fully comprehend his circumstances and in need of enormously expensive care.
Pearl produced every Blue Öyster Cult album from their self-titled debut in 1972 up until 1988’s Imaginos. He is the recipient of 17 gold and platinum records.