Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears

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In the late sixties, David Clayton-Thomas seemed to be on top of the world. The debut album of his band, Blood Sweat & Tears, had won five Grammys and was on its way to selling ten million copies. But success had come at a steep price.

The son of a tyrannical father, David left home at fifteen and became a street kid. He was still a teenager when he began serving time in prison, but fate intervened in the form of a battered guitar left behind by another inmate. David had found his calling. His move from Toronto to New York, where he joined the group that would forever change his life, would mark the turning point in an incredible journey filled with extreme highs and lows.

Blood, Sweat and Tears is David's story: a true rock saga as heartfelt as his songs. A story of grit, courage and determination--and above all, survival.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Group, 2010
ISBN: 9780670064694
0670064696
Branch Call Number: 782.42164092 CLA NVD
Characteristics: x, 323 p. : ill
Alternative Title: Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Books4eyes
Nov 23, 2010

I've enjoyed David's music and have attended B.S.&T. concerts in the past, so I picked up Blood Sweat & Tears. I was not expecting much, but was surprised by the way David wrote this book. Through his life he’s had run-ins with numerous individuals but he always (except with his father) could see the other persons side of the story. I've gained new respect for David having spent most of his life in the entertainment business and coming away with this attitude. A very enjoyable book

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bveau
Nov 09, 2010

Very captivating book. The highs and lows of a canadian songwriter-perfomer shows vunrablitiy, dedication, determination, and sorrow.
The behind the scenes view of the recording industry was interesting. The title sure lives up to the succes and challenges David had with the band and on his own.
I would recomend this to any classic rock lover who is into learning a bit od the in's and out's of the music industry and is a up-coming artists themselves that would find David's thoughts valuable to pursuing a career in the singing-songwriting business.

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Rocket29
Nov 09, 2010

I didn't know he had this much "musical" history behind him. Very interesting book and really enjoyed it.

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