Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Friday, December 19th, 2014 comes from Blood, Sweat & Tears!

On October 25th, 1969, "And When I Die" entered Billboard's Top 40 and ran up to #2, spending twelve weeks in the chart adn was certified a Gold Record.

Blood, Sweat & Tears, a brassy pop-rock band from New York, in its classic line-up, featured David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Jim Fielder and Bobby Columby.  The original band had been formed by legendary keyboardist/producer Al Kooper.

Blood Sweat & Tears placed six songs in the Top 40, including three Gold Records.