What the Hell Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears

  • a person looking at the camera
  • people playing music
  • a person in uniform with a dog


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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):John Scheinfeld


In 1970, Blood, Sweat & Tears was one of the biggest bands in the world. They had exploded on the scene with both daring and promise, selling millions of records, winning multiple Grammy Awards including Album of the Year (beating out The Beatles' Abbey Road) and headlining the legendary Woodstock festival. In demand for concert and TV appearances, Blood, Sweat & Tears was a darling of the mainstream and rock press, icon of the counterculture and inspiration for a generation of horn-based bands. Their future was limitless. And then it all went wrong. Created with the full cooperation of Blood, Sweat & Tears, this feature documentary will overflow with great music, international political intrigue, compelling human moments, humor and fresh insight into this strange never-before-told story of a tangle with the Nixon administration, a controversial tour behind the Iron Curtain that put them in the crossfire of a polarized America and a lost tour documentary that might just explain it all.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

Promotional Partners: Music Gallery and Toronto Blues Society

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