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Bread : Biography

on November 14, 2010 - 12:00am

Both the MC5 and The Stooges caused considerable grumbling among Elektra’s staff, as did polar opposites Bread, this time because of their perceived pop patina. Bread was formed in 1969, when leading producer/arranger and session man David Gates produced Pleasure Faire, a band that included guitarist Robb Royer and songwriter James Griffin.

As Bread, the three combined to create a polished, melodic soft-rock style, which on their second album, On The Waters, unleashed the chart topping single “Make It With You.” Further albums yielded major hits in “Baby I’m A Want You,” “Everything I Own,”