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Originally dissolved in May 1973. Reformed briefly in 1977 and produced one more album before splitting again.

Annotation last modified on 2006-01-24 05:54 UTC.


Bread was an American soft rock band from Los Angeles, California. They placed 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1970 and 1977 and were an example of what later was labeled as soft rock.

The band consisted of David Gates (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, violin, viola, percussion), Jimmy Griffin (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Robb Royer (bass, guitar, flute, keyboards, percussion, recorder, backing vocals). Mike Botts (drums, percussion) joined in the summer of 1969 and Larry Knechtel (keyboards, bass, guitar, harmonica) replaced Royer in 1971.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Bread Bread 3
1970 On the Waters Bread 1
1971 Manna Bread 2
1972 Guitar Man Bread 2
1972 Baby I'm-A Want You Bread 3 2
1977 Lost Without Your Love Bread 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 The Best of Bread Bread 5
1977 The Sound of Bread: Their 20 Finest Songs Bread 5 3
1985 Anthology of Bread Bread 2
1987 The Collection Bread and David Gates 1
1988 The Very Best of Bread Bread 2
1993 The Very Best Of Bread 1
1996 Retrospective Bread 1
1996 David Gates & Bread Essentials Bread 2
2002 Make It With You and Other Hits Bread 1
2002 Revisited Bread 1
2005 Make It With You Bread 2
2007 The Works Bread 1
2010 Original Album Series Bread 1
2012 Collected Bread & David Gates 1
Greatest Hits & Essentials Bread 1
Heroes of Popmusic Bread 1
The Love Album Bread 1

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