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Bread

Bread was one of the most popular pop groups of the early '70s, earning a string of well-crafted, melodic soft rock singles, all of which were written by keyboardist/vocalist David Gates. A session musician and producer, Gates met in 1968 guitarist/vocalist James Griffin, who had already released a solo album called Summer Holiday. Griffin hired Gates to produce a new album, and the pair soon became a group, adding guitarist/vocalist Robb Royer from the band Pleasure Fair, who Gates had produced early in its career. The trio soon signed with Elektra Records, becoming one of the label's first pop bands. Naming themselves Bread, the group released its self-titled debut album in late 1968. Although it was filled with accessible, melodic soft rock that became the band's signature sound, the record had no hit singles.

With their second album, On the Waters, Bread established themselves as hitmakers. "Make It With You," the first single released from the album, became a number one hit, which led to "It Don't Matter to Me," a song taken from Bread, becoming a Top Ten hit. With On the Waters becoming a gold record, the group embarked on a tour, adding a full-time drummer, Mike Botts, to the lineup. Manna, released in the spring of 1971, wasn't as big a hit as the previous record, yet it launched another Top Ten hit with "If." Royer left the group after the album and was replaced by Larry Knechtel, a Los Angeles session musician who played on records by the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees, among others. The new lineup released its first single, "Mother Freedom," in the summer of 1971; the single scraped the Top 40 at number 37. Bread's next single, "Baby I'm-a Want You," became a number three hit at the end of the year. After "Everything I Own" reached number five in January of 1972, an album called Baby I'm-a Want You was released. Peaking at number three, the record became the group's most successful album. The group's fifth album, Guitar Man, followed in the fall of 1972.

At the beginning of 1973, Bread disbanded after a dispute between Gates and Griffin. Griffin claimed that, when the group was conceived, the pair agreed that the singles would be divided equally between the two songwriters; Gates wrote most of Bread's hits and wanted to continue to compose the singles. The two parted ways, with each of the musicians pursuing solo careers. Bread reunited in 1976, releasing Lost Without Your Love in early 1977. The title track became their last Top Ten hit, peaking at number nine. The success could not keep the group together as tensions between Gates and Griffin began to escalate again. After Griffin split from the group, Gates assembled a new version of the band and toured under the name Bread. Griffin sued Gates for using the name, which the duo co-owned. A judge ordered the group not to perform, record, or collect royalty payments until the case was resolved; it wasn't resolved until 1984. In the meantime, Gates and Griffin pursued solo careers. Of the two musicians, Gates was more successful, scoring a number 15 hit in 1978 with the title theme to Goodbye Girl. However, his career declined in the '80s; by the '90s, he was running a California ranch. Griffin relocated to Nashville, forming Dreamer with Randy Meisner in the early '90s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
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I never knew who sang this song!
we're pregnant
This song reminds me of my brother Cary and my favorite sister in law Lynn!! I love you both!!
JOY
Wow, I haven't heard this song in a very very long time. One of my favorites of the time. How time flies....... . . . . .
Sweet
stevens4754
Saw them twice...met them in '72 at Jack's Discount Stereo in Waco, Texas and saw them in Dallas in '77. They were great both times! One of my all-time favorite groups!
If Arguably one of the best, and unquestionab l y the shortest --, love song ever written...
I always thought there music sounded like poetry with music. It really touch my heart.
Absolutely,t h e y always made great music.
Good music
cnj83
Those were the days
I grew up with Bread I love every song they ever sang
Grew up with BREAD AMERICA
Hey! Do you hear this?That' good music that comes from the heart. I call it Sweet Bread.
Absolutely, the times when it was about love and not about all the crap in the so called trash of the today's times, Don't show me this commercials couples, black and white, and where do you leave the other ehtnicithies that exist in this country. Idiots
1591425100
One of the best!
If was such a beautiful song
So talented, Can I buy back my teen years back, I promise I will be real good.
David Gates makes this band good! Peaceful voice
travieso2011
Yea this is music beatiful.
Gives me tingles, love this song
D.gates really enjoyable lyrics.sooth i n g voice.just right.listen learn live enjoyyyyyy
I always thought that former members of Bread should team up with former members of the Dead and form a band called Grateful Bread. It never happened though.
Larry Knechtel of Bread played piano on Bridge Over Troubled Waters - and was a member of the famous Wrecking Crew.
My very favorite of all times.Love David Gates.
Why this band doesn't come to everyones' mind when recalling the greats of the 70s is a mystery. Wait no it isn't some people are retarded n listen to lil Wayne or Nickelback
muffinfrance s
One of the VERY BEST!
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Post this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come up on the screen. This is so scary because it actually works.
Notpcs@iclou d . t h i s song makes me happy.
I always liked Bread songs too.
I always have great memories with all the Bread songs..wish they could play "live" again
dont feel like christmas song yet but i will love bread
The Best Of Bread, the greatest makeout Album of the 70's.
David Gates, a near forgotten gem, the vocals and lyrics top notch, if you could sing like this for your girl, you'd never be alone
javnun84
Music that soothes the depths of one soul
I hate this song
Beautiful love song... Romance I love it!
IF - one of the best love songs of my 70's era. Reminds me of a pretty musical girl I met one weekend in Quezon province. She sang this haunting, mellow song with her guitar and I fell in love with her.
The Jamaican artist Ken Booth did a version of :Everything I own.
He is still cashing in at last report. This is what real music sounds
like. C Napti Walters
Lyrics to It Don't Matter to Me -- In the line Lotta people have ... it's ego hang-up, not eager hang-up.
Ron burgundy we need you..
rodonnell72
Don't read this because it actually works. you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. tomorrow will be the best day of your life. however if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f16 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.

I had heard Vince Gill was a part of this band too how come no mention of him in the bio??
Oh how TRULY AMAZING it was to be a teenager in the 70's! Diary is 1 of my favs! Sad but sweet...Brea d always touches me..their songs touched a generation and have stood the test of time!
Hah.. another one of THOSE bands.... which make you think the lead vocalist is a female, when it's really a guy. I still like 'em tho'.
Best of Bread was one of the best Make Out albums of the 70's.
Touching song...popul a r eons ago
megzgamble
I have found you again...only took me 20 yeARS...THAN K YOU DAD, R.I.P. my best friend xx
froman59
I always set the mood on my dates with some bread , romantic music , Love Bread !
HP,LOU,KY
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