Awards & Winners

David Clayton-Thomas

Date of Birth 13-September-1941
Place of Birth Kingston upon Thames
(London, Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom)
Nationality Canada
Also know as David Henry Thomsett
Profession Singer, Musician, Record producer, Songwriter
David Clayton-Thomas is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the American band Blood, Sweat & Tears. 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 David received his star on Canada's Walk Of Fame. David 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, David 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. David's 1968 debut album with the band sold ten million copies worldwide. The self-titled record topped the Billboard album chart for seven weeks, and charted for a staggering 109 weeks. It won an unprecedented 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" "And When I Die"," and "Spinning Wheel" as well as an irresistible rendition of Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child" that became David’s signature song.

Awards by David Clayton-Thomas

Check all the awards nominated and won by David Clayton-Thomas.


Nominations 1969 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Song of the Year Spinning Wheel