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Blood, Sweat & Tears Biography

Last updated: 09/07/2012 12:15:02 PM

Early in 1967 in order to pay Al's way to England. Keyboardist Al Kooper and drummer Bobby Colomby put together an ensemble of classically trained jazz musicians and combined their horns with the remains of The Blues Project, including guitarist Steve Katz. After they performed, Katz and Colomby convinced Kooper to stay in the U.S.The result was a unique blend of rock and roll and jazz, a throwback to the day of the big-band, and a nod to the popular psychedelic rock of the mid to late 60's. This union was Blood, Sweat, and Tears. The arrival of David Clayton-Thomas brought success to the group and throughout the years, BS&T sold over 35million albums, won several Grammy Awards, and continued to push the envelope in combining elements of rock, jazz, blues, latin music, classical, and soul.

Thanks to Jeremiah Rickert, for submitting the biography.