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Bread was a 1970s rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California. They are a primary example of what later was labeled as "soft rock." The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Nickname: City of Angels Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Area    - City 1,290. ... Soft rock, also referred to as lite rock, easy rock, and formally mellow rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work. ...


David Gates (guitar, keyboards, bass and vocals) and Jimmy Griffin (guitar and vocals) formed the group in 1968, adding Robb Royer (guitar, bass and vocals of Pleasure Faire) before signing to Elektra Records. Their first single, "Dismal Day," was released in June 1969 but did not chart. Their debut album Bread, was released in September 1969. It was not a success either, peaking at #127 on Billboard's album chart. David Gates (born December 11, 1940) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the front man of the group Bread (formed in 1967). ... James Arthur Griffin (August 10, 1943 - January 11, 2005) was the guitarist of 1970s rock band Bread. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Bread is the self-titled debut album by soft rock band Bread, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ...


The band became a quartet beginning with their second album, On The Waters, bringing in Mike Botts as permanent drummer. This time their efforts quickly established Bread as a major act, hitting the mainstream with the #1 hit "Make It With You" in 1970. For their next single, they released a re-recorded version of "It Don't Matter To Me," a song from their first album. This single was a success as well, reaching #10. Bread began touring and recording the 1971 album titled Manna, which included their most enduring hit, "If." Michael Botts (December 8, 1944 – December 9, 2005) was the drummer of 1970s rock band Bread. ... If is a song written by David A. Gates in 1971, originally popularized by the group Bread but covered by other singers (including Jack Jones, Perry Como and Telly Savalas). ...


Royer left the group after three albums to pursue other interests. He was replaced by Larry Knechtel (keyboards, bass, guitar, harmonica), a top session player from the Los Angeles scene. Knechtel's credits included records by Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, The Monkees, Jan and Dean, Johnny Rivers and Simon & Garfunkel. In 1972 Bread released the highly successful albums Baby I'm-A Want You and Guitar Man. They enjoyed continued success on the singles chart as well; by the end of the year they had scored their 11th Top 40 hit. Tensions existed between Gates and Griffin, however. Elektra had been invariably choosing Gates' songs for the A-sides of the singles. Griffin, however, felt that the singles should have been split between the two. This article needs to be wikified. ... Guitar Man is the fifth album released by Bread in 1972. ...


By 1973 the band members, Gates especially, sensed that they had taken Bread as far as they could. Fatigue from constant recording and touring had set in and personal relationships began to show strain. There was also some dissatisfaction with the songs planned for a sixth album. In view of this, Bread decided to disband instead of continuing on. Gates and Griffin then began solo careers, with mixed results. After reuniting in 1976, Bread released the album Lost Without Your Love in January 1977. The title track was the band's last top-ten hit, peaking at #9 on the singles chart. The comeback album was also RIAA-certified Gold®.


Bread toured throughout 1977. By 1978 renewed tensions between Gates and Griffin led the latter to leave the band. During this time Gates also enjoyed success as a solo artist with the hit singles "Goodbye Girl" and "Took The Last Train." He toured with Botts and Knechtel as "David Gates & Bread." This led to a legal dispute with Griffin over use of the band's name, of which he was co-owner. The resulting litigation was not settled until 1984.


In 1996, having settled their differences, Gates, Griffin, Botts and Knechtel reunited Bread for a successful "25th Anniversary" tour of the United States, South Africa, Europe and Asia.


Discography: Albums

Year
Title
Label
Sales Level
1969 Bread Elektra n/a
1970 On the Waters Elektra Gold®
1971 Manna Elektra Gold®
1972 Baby I'm-a Want You Elektra Gold®
1972 Guitar Man Elektra Gold®
1973 The Best of Bread Elektra Multi-Platinum® (15 Million)
1974 The Best of Bread, Vol. II Elektra Gold®
1977 Lost Without Your Love Elektra Gold®
1982 The Sound of Bread K-tel n/a
1985 Anthology of Bread Elektra Multi-Platinum® (6 million)
1996 Retrospective Elektra n/a
2002 Make It With You and Other Hits Flashback n/a
2006 The Definitive Collection Elektra/Rhino n/a
  • Gold® and Platinum® certifications from Recording Industry Association of America

See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Bread is the self-titled debut album by soft rock band Bread, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... On the Waters is the second album released by Bread in 1970. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Manna is the third album released by Bread in 1971. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Baby Im-A Want You is the fourth album by Bread, released in 1972. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Guitar Man is the fifth album released by Bread in 1972. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January-February January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January - The Ramones form. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... Lost Without Your Love is the sixth & last studio album released by Bread in 1977. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... // [edit] Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... K-tel International is an As-Seen-On-TV company, which is most noted for their compilation music albums such as The Super Hits series, The Dynamic Hits series and The Number One Hits series. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... // January - James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ...

Discography: Singles

Date
Title
Chart Peak
July 1970
Make It With You

Gold® single

#1
Oct 1970
It Don't Matter To Me
#10
Jan 1971
Let Your Love Go
#28
April 1971
If
#4
Aug 1971
Mother Freedom
#37
Nov 1971
Baby I'm-A Want You

Gold® single

#3
Feb 1972
Everything I Own
#5
May 1972
Diary
#15
Aug 1972
The Guitar Man
#11
Nov 1972
Sweet Surrender
#15
Feb 1973
Aubrey
#15
Dec 1976
Lost Without Your Love
#9
  • Date indicates month and year of entry onto Billboard's Top 40

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Bread crumbs are small particles of dry bread, which are used for breading foods, and adding inexpensive bulk to meatloaves and similar dishes.
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