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Preview: What the Hell Happened to Blood Sweat & Tears?
UPDATE: Screen #1 is sold out but Grail has opened a second simultaneous screen. USE THIS TIX LINK.
You remember BS&T; the band scored a long string of hits and helped pave the way for horn-flavored rock/pop. (For better and worse, that gave the world Chicago, but that’s another story.) What you may not know is the story of how the band was more or less blackmailed into touring behind the Iron Curtain, and the fallout from that tour. But thanks to director John Scheinfeld (whom I interviewed nearly 11 years ago when he made a film about Harry Nilsson) we have a new documentary. And I’m proud to say that I’ll be hosting a screening of What the Hell Happened to Blood Sweat & Tears? this coming Monday, as the latest installment of my monthly series, Music Movie Mondays at Grail Moviehouse here in Asheville.
But wait! It’s not just me, you and the film. We’ll be joined by none other than Jim Fielder. Jim’ of course, was a funding member of BS&T, played on all the group’s best-known material, and took part in the ill-fated tour referenced above. He’ll be on hand for a post-show Q&A. You don’t want to miss this special, one-night-only event. Every other Music Movie Monday so far has sold out, so
get your tix now.
About the Author
With a background in marketing and advertising, Bill Kopp got his professional start writing for Trouser Press. After a stint as Editor-in-chief for a national music magazine, Bill launched Musoscribe in 2009, and has published new content every business day since then (and every single day since 2018). The 4000-plus interviews, essays, and reviews on Musoscribe reflect Bill's keen interest in American musical forms, most notably rock, jazz, and soul. His work features a special emphasis on reissues and vinyl. Bill's work also appears in many other outlets both online and in print. He regularly hosts lecture/discussions on artists and albums of historical importance (including monthly events Music to Your Ears and Music Movie Mondays), and is a frequent guest on music-focused radio programs and podcasts. In Spring 2023 he is co-teaching a history of Rock 'n' Roll at UNC Asheville's College for Seniors. He also researches and authors liner notes for album reissues -- more than 30 to date -- and co-produced a reissue of jazz legend Julian "Cannonball" Adderley's final album. His first book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to The Dark Side of the Moon was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2018, and in paperback in 2019. His second book, Disturbing the Peace: 415 Records and the Rise of New Wave, was published in 2021 by HoZac Books. His third book, What's the Big Idea: 40 Great Concept Albums will be published in 2024. Read even more about him here.