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.