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American jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears perform at Fillmore East in the East Village, New York City, circa 1970. (Photo by Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

No seriously, what the hell happened to Blood Sweat & Tears? In 1970, Blood Sweat & Tears was the biggest band in the world. They had number-one hits, won Grammys, sold-out shows, and then?

In a controversial move, Blood Sweat & Tear went on tour behind the Iron Curtain… a tour sponsored by the State Department.  According to band members, they played the tour, in part, because they were blackmailed.  No other info on this has been released, but I have to assume it’s part of the documentary.  That’s a pretty big bombshell to throw out there. With politics and intrigue, the story of this band reads like a movie… Which is convenient, since the documentary is coming to select theatres sometime in March.

“What The Hell Happened to Blood Sweat & Tears?” Trailer

The director of the documentary, John Scheinfeld, said that he spoke to Blood Sweat & Tears drummer, Bobby Colomby, and asked, “What the hell happened to Blood Sweat & Tears?” John said Bobby’s answer made him want to make the documentary.  John also said in a letter to Rolling Stone, “It was absolutely fascinating to me that Blood Sweat & Tears was a victim of cancel culture long before we started using this phrase.”  The band got hammered by the right and left as a result of their Iron Curtain tour and never recovered their momentum.

In addition to the documentary, an original score for the movie will be available on April 21st, 2023.

33 Albums that Turn 50 in 2023

A number of classic albums celebrate their golden anniversary in 2023. Among the artists with LPs turning 50 in New Year are Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band and more!

Scroll below to see 33 albums that turn 50 in 2023.

  • David Bowie - ‘Aladdin Sane’

    Released on April 20, 1973.

  • Pink Floyd - ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

    Released on March 1, 1973.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - ‘Brothers and Sisters’

    Released in August 1973.

  • The Stooges - ‘Raw Power’

    Released on February 7, 1973.

  • Aerosmith - ‘Aerosmith’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • The Who - ‘Quadrophenia’

    Released on October 26, 1973.

  • Stevie Wonder - ‘Innervisions’

    Released on August 3, 1973.

  • Genesis - ‘Selling England by the Pound’

    Released in September 1973.

  • Led Zeppelin - ‘Houses of the Holy’

    Released on March 28, 1973.

  • Alice Cooper - ‘Billion Dollar Babies’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - ‘(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)’

    Released on August 13, 1973.

  • Rolling Stones - ‘Goats Head Soup’

    Released on August 31, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Steely Dan - ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’

    Released in July 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Band on the Run’

    Released on December 5, 1973.

  • Lou Reed - ‘Berlin’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Dr. John - ‘In the Right Place’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Marvin Gaye - ‘Let’s Get It On’

    Released on August 28, 1973.

  • The Doobie Brothers - ‘The Captain and Me’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Red Rose Speedway’

    Released on April 30, 1973.

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - ‘Brain Salad Surgery’

    Released on November 19, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’

    Released on January 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’

    Released on November 5, 1973.

  • Black Sabbath - ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’

    Released in November 1973.

  • ZZ Top - ‘Tres Hombres’

    Released on July 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • John Lennon - ‘Mind Games’

    Released on October 29, 1973.

  • Todd Rundgren - ‘A Wizard, a True Star’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul Simon - ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’

    Released on May 5, 1973.

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - ‘Burnin’

    Released on October 19, 1973.

  • Jackson Browne - ‘For Everyman’

    Released in October 1973.

  • George Harrison - ‘Living in the Material World’

    Released on May 30, 1973.

  • Yes - ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’

    Released on December 7, 1973.

Donielle Fynn is a Michigan native with two kids, two dogs, two cats, a love of yoga, and all things classic rock.

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