Cover Story: David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears

By NextHome Staff
December 07, 2017
By Cece M. Scott

Music gives him a reason to live.

Best known as the singer and frontman for Blood, Sweat & Tears (BS&T), David Clayton-Thomas is an inductee in The Canadian Music Hall of Fame (1996), the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007) for his song Spinning Wheel, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2008), and Canada’s Walk of Fame (2010). He’s also a multi-Grammy award-winner, having sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
Brentwood, California (1982)
Clayton-Thomas counts his daughter Ashleigh, his granddaughter Dani, (a second grandchild is expected this year), his Miniature Schnauzer Maggie (named after Margaret Trudeau), and his downtown, lake-view crib as life’s gifts – as well as being on stage and performing for a hometown crowd. “I will always remember playing at Maple Leaf Gardens,” says Clayton-Thomas. “When I get on stage now, all the aches and pains go away. I don’t think about it until afterwards. I get back to the hotel and think, oh God I hurt. But it’s fun making music – I have always loved it.” 

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