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Bread
Formed: 1968 in Los Angeles, CA
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Disbanded: 1977
Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: David Gates, James Griffin, Michael Botts, Larry Knechtel, Robb Royer
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Baby I'm A Want You
Released: 1972
Label: Elektra Asylum
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Baby I'm-A Want You is Bread's best album, showcasing its soft and hard sides (yes, Bread had a hard side) at their respective peaks. "Mother Freedom," with its crunchy James Griffin guitar solo, and the ...Read full review
Manna
Released: 1971
Label: Phantom Records (England)
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Bread's third album, Manna, isn't so much a step forward as it is a consolidation of strengths, as the group sharpens their skills and carves out their own identities. It's clear that the rift between ...Read full review