Australian singles charts:
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper entered the Kent Music Report on 22 November 1976 and peaked at #64.
The song is on Agents of Fortune which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 6 December 1976 and peaked at #53.
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper was written and sung by Blue Öyster Cult’s lead guitarist, Donald Roeser, also known as Buck Dharma. It was rumored to be about suicide, but it actually deals with the inevitability of death and the belief that we should not fear it. When Dharma wrote it, he was thinking about what would happen if he died at a young age and if he would be reunited with loved ones in the afterlife.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/blue-oyster-cult/dont-fear-the-reaper
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