Samuel C. “Sandy” Pearlman was born on August 8, 1943, and died on July 26, 2016.
He was an American music producer, artist manager, professor, poet, songwriter, and record company executive.
Samuel was best known for founding, writing for, producing, or co-producing many LPs by Blue Öyster Cult, as well as producing important albums by The Clash, The Dictators, Pavlov’s Dog, Space Team Electra, and Dream Syndicate; he was also the founding Vice President of eMusic.com.
Sandy was the Schulich Distinguished Professor Chair at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal, and from August 2014 held a Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellowship at the Coach House Institute (CHI) of the University of Toronto Faculty of Information as part of the CHI’s McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology.
Sandy Pearlman passed away at 72 years old.