Blood, Sweat & Tears

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About Blood, Sweat & Tears

With their blend of jazz and rock, Blood, Sweat & Tears were one of the most innovative and captivating groups of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Formed in 1967 in New York City with singer Al Kooper at the helm, the band released their debut, Child Is Father to the Man, in 1968. The ambitious record’s electrifying mélange of powerful horns, soulful R&B, pop melodies, and virtuosic solos established Blood, Sweat & Tears as a major musical force on the strength of songs like the sweeping “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know.” When Kooper split soon after, the band continued with Canadian singer David Clayton-Thomas and foregrounded the pop side of their sound. Their 1968 self-titled album earned a Grammy and gold records in the U.S. thanks to the upbeat, horn-blasted tracks “And When I Die” and “Spinning Wheel” and mini-epic love song “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.” Though the lineup has shifted many times since their heyday, the band continues to bring a genre-bending sound to 21st-century audiences.

HOMETOWN
New York, NY, United States of America
FORMED
1967