WATCH: Blue Öyster Cult – “Burnin’ for You” LIVE – 10/9/1981 in Hollywood, Florida

Here is a great digital restoration of this LIVE performance by Blue Oyster Cult performing “Burnin’ for You” back in October of 1981 at the Hollywood Sportatorium (yes, that’s an actual venue) in beautiful Hollywood, Florida.

First, a little background on the song:  “Burnin’ for You” was from BOC’s platinum Fire of Unknown Origin album, released in July of 198 where it went on to hit #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and then spent three weeks in the Top 40 (peaking at #40) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Not surprisingly, “Burnin’ for You”, like the band’s other hits “Godzilla” and “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” was sung by guitarist Buck Dharma, who also happened to co-wrote the song.

Here’s more on the restoration from the owner of the YouTube channel, metalnrocknroll4eva:

Blue Öyster Cult performs “Burnin’ for You” live at the Hollywood Sportatorium in Hollywood, Florida on October 9, 1981. I spent hours digitally restoring the audio and video from this rare performance just for you guys!

I obtained a decent quality bootleg video source and a high quality master audio source, matched them up in my editing software, and touched up the video quite a bit. Definitely not perfect but it’s the best looking this performance will ever look, guaranteed! Nothing but quality from metalnrocknroll4eva \w/

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