- Canadian musician, singer and songwriter
- He is known as the lead vocalist of the American band Blood, Sweat & Tears
|Real name:||David Henry Thomsett|
|Born:||13 September 1941 Comment |
|How old is David Clayton-Thomas in 2021? / Age: ||80 years
|Where was David Clayton-Thomas born?||Kingston upon Thames, UK|
David Clayton-Thomas Net worth 2021 (estimated)
|How much is David Clayton-Thomas worth?||$1,500,000
|Hair color:||Light brown|
Who is David Clayton-Thomas? / Facts
- Hall of Fame - Clayton-Thomas has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and in 2007 his jazz/rock composition "Spinning Wheel" was enshrined in the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame
- In 2010 Clayton-Thomas received his star on Canada's Walk of Fame
- Clayton-Thomas began his music career in the early '60s, working the clubs on Toronto's Yonge Street, where he discovered his love of singing and playing the blues
- Before moving to New York City in 1967, Clayton-Thomas fronted a couple of local bands, first The Shays and then The Bossmen, one of the earliest rock bands with significant jazz influences
- But the real success came only a few difficult years later when he joined Blood, Sweat & Tears
- Clayton-Thomas's first album with the band, Blood, Sweat & Tears (which was released in December 1968) – despite the self-titled name, actually the band's second album – sold ten million copies worldwide
- The record topped the Billboard album chart for seven weeks, and charted for 109 weeks
- It won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Performance by a Male Vocalist
- It featured three hit singles, "You Made Me So Very Happy", "Spinning Wheel", "And When I Die" (on the Hot 100, each peaked at No. 2 and lasted 13 weeks) as well as a rendition of Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child"
- With Clayton-Thomas fronting the band, BS&T continued with a string of hit albums, including Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 which featured Carole King's "Hi-De-Ho" and Clayton-Thomas's "Lucretia MacEvil", and Blood, Sweat & Tears 4, which yielded another Clayton-Thomas penned hit single, "Go Down Gamblin'" and "Lisa Listen to Me"
- In 1972 Thomas released his first Columbia solo album after BS&T, simply titled "David Clayton Thomas"
- In 1973 the second solo album Tequila Sunrise was issued by Columbia
- In 1974 he issued the Harmony Junction album on RCA
- In 1975 Thomas returned to front Blood Sweat & Tears again on the Columbia albums New City and in 1976 More Than Ever
- In 1977 they released Brand New Day on the ABC label
- In 1978 Thomas issued another solo album on ABC titled simply Clayton
- In 1980 BS&T issued the MCA album Nuclear Blues which also included Thomas
- Later in the decade Columbia issued the double live BS&T album Live And Improvised again with Thomas
- In 2004, Clayton-Thomas left New York for Toronto and launched an All-Star 10-piece band
- Since then, he has toured and recorded almost a dozen albums under his own name
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What users say about David Clayton-Thomas
- A Creese: Great voice! Saw him live 4 times back in the seventies. DCT and BS&T never disappointed! (June 17, 2021)
- A creese: Great voice! I never grow tired or bored of listening to DCT singing. Love to listen to his voice interviews, etc.! Saw BS&T three times back in the seventies in Cleveland OH, Pittsburgh PA, and Buffalo NY. I'm from Erie, PA. Saw BS&T playing backup for Pink Floyd not once but twice! The last time I saw them was in 1976. Always great, memorable concerts. DCT's voice never disappointed! (June 17, 2021)
- keith seeley: goose pimples every time, soul, execution and means every word. Glad he happened in my lifetime (March 23, 2021)
- Tommy Scaglione: Hi Dave - we met in 1969. You picked me up hitch-hiking on RT 70 in Toms River NJ. You were headed for a gig in Browns Mills. I was 15. You asked if I liked the song YMMSVH by BST. I told you the girls house I was headed to I slow danced to it and fell head over heels. That's when you admitted you sang the song. A really BIG thank You. People don't forget kindness. Lord Jesus Bless You! (September 06, 2020)
- Alma G. Creese, Erie, PA.: Saw BS&T with David Clayton-Thomas 3 times, including 2 with BS&T playing backup for Pink Floyd. Did not disappoint! Ever! Saw many great rock concerts in the 70s! Those were the days!
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Last update: 13 March 2018
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