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Blood, Sweat & Tears & WAR

Blood, Sweat & Tears & WAR


It's been five decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled Blood, Sweat & Tears, the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style. So successfully in fact, that the band's second album, Blood, Sweat & Tears, topped the Billboard charts for many weeks and beat out the Beatles' Abbey Road for the prestigious Album of the Year GRAMMY award. That album produced three major hit singles: "You Made me so Very Happy," "Spinning Wheel," and "And When I Die." BS&T has won 3 GRAMMY's and was nominated over 10 times.

The year was 1969, and these 'kids' had the nerve to carry the name WAR at a time when peace was the slogan in an anti-Vietnam America. Their mission was to spread a message of brotherhood and harmony. WAR, the original street band, was brought together by veteran record producer Jerry Goldstein and rock legend Eric Burdon (ex-lead singer of The Animals). Burdon and WAR remained together through the early 70's, and ended the relationship with the beginning of WAR's solo, self-titled album in 1971. WAR's many hits include "Spill The Wine," "Me And Baby Brother," "Low Rider," "Why Can't We Be Friends?," "Summer," and more.


H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University

Blood, Sweat & Tears & WAR
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  • H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University
  • $59-$79