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Bread (band)

Bread was a 1970s rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California. David Gates (keyboard, vocals) and James Griffin[?] (guitar, vocals) formed the group in 1968, adding Robb Royer[?] (guitar, vocals, of Pleasure Faire[?]) before signing to Elektra Records. Bread, the band's debut album, was a failure. Their second album established Bread as a major act, hitting the mainstream with "Make It With You". Hiring Mike Botts[?] (drums), Bread began touring and recording Manna[?], which included their most enduring hit, "If".

Royer left the group, replaced by Larry Knechtel[?] in time for a series of hit singles and a hit album called Baby I'm-A Want You[?], followed by Guitar Man[?]. Personal disputes soon broke up the band, with Gates and Griffin beginning solo careers. After a successful reunion, tensions between Gates and Griffin drove the band apart again, this time permanently.



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