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No one can argue BS&T invented a new style of music. Blood, Sweat, and Tears is not the first band to ever use a horn section, but they are the first to fuse it with rock, jazz, and some blues thrown in for good measure.
From the first ensemble in the late sixties practicing in a loft on Bleeker Street in New York’s Greenwich Village and having crowds clapping on the street below between songs, founding member and drummer Bobby Colomby knew they were on the right course. Since then, the band has never stopped touring for over 50 years.
The first Blood, Sweat and Tears album, Child is Father to the Man, was released to little fan fair. After band member changes and replacing a lead singer, the second album self-named Blood Sweat & Tears was a success, rising to the top of the charts for seven weeks and yielding three top-five singles. The album received the Grammy Award for “Album of the Year” in 1970 beating out the Beatles’ Abby Road. That album went on to earn quadruple Platinum status with sales well over four million units. Blood, Sweat, and Tears went on to receive ten Grammy nominations and won three.