David Clayton-Thomas - Blood, Sweat and Tears ( Music Biography / Autobiography )

By: Clayton-Thomas, David

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------------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with just a wee bit of very light edge wear, 322 pages, b&w photos, ---"There was a time when David Clayton-Thomas seemed an unlikely success story. As a teenager in Willowdale, Ontario, his frequent clashes with his authoritarian father led to his living on the streets by the time he was 14, then spending the rest of his youth bouncing in and out of jails and reformatories. But when a battered, old mail-order guitar was left to him by an outgoing inmate, Clayton-Thomas discovered a talent for music that allowed him to believe in a different kind of life. This is the remarkable story of his journey to international stardom as the legendary front man for Blood, Sweat & Tears. In his brutally truthful memoir, Clayton-Thomas reveals what it was like to headline at Woodstock, to tour behind the Iron Curtain, to watch brilliant musicians tear their own band apart with in-fighting, and to make his fortune only to lose it all ... and start all over again. This is a story of grit, courage, and determination. It is, above all, a story of survival. ---In the late sixties, David Clayton-Thomas seemed to be on top of the world. His band's debut album had won five Grammys and was on its way to selling ten million copies. But success had come at a price. The son of a tyrannical father, David left home at fifteen and became a street kid. In Toronto the great rockabilly bandleader Ronnie Hawkins game him his first paying gig. David went on to form his own bands and later moved to New York where he joined the group that would change his life. Blood Sweat and Tears was an instant success but life on the road took its toll. This is the story of grit, courage, and determination-- and above all, survival. In Blood, Sweat and Tears, David Clayton-Thomas has written a true rock saga as heartfelt as his songs."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: David Clayton-Thomas - Blood, Sweat and Tears ( Music Biography / Autobiography )

Author Name: Clayton-Thomas, David

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Music & Dance,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Penguin Canada, 2011, 1st Softcover Edition, First Printing: 2011

ISBN Number: 0143175998

ISBN Number 13: 9780143175995

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151457

Keywords: David Clayton-Thomas - Blood, Sweat and Tears , Rock and Roll,