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Bread were one of the most popular bands of the early 1970's, Scoring hits such as "Baby I'm-A Want You", "If", "Everything I Own" and The Billboard Number One "Make It With You".
Bread were consistent from 1969 to 1973, Led by David Gates they recorded Five Unique Albums and "The Best of Bread" volumes 1 & 2, bread broke up in 1973 because David had refused to support James having a single release after him having had 10 in a row. Elektra was about to resign them for another term and James told their manager that if he didn’t get a single release commitment, Bread would not resign. James didn’t hear anything back from David or their manager as David decided to go solo. Meanwhile Mike Botts (Drums) and Larry Knechtel Returned to session Work.
Bread Regrouped in 1976 For the top 10 album and title track "Lost Without Your Love" and "The Sound of Bread" (UK) in 1977, they toured once again but this wouldn't last, t
he next James saw was an article in Billboard describing an upcoming Tour in the UK by David Gates and Bread as well as another in Australia. David & James had formed a corporation, which gave them both ownership of the name. David disregarded this when he set the tour. James phoned him to let him know that he was available and willing to participate in the tour but he refused his offer.
James then was forced to sue to stop David using the Bread logo without him. He prevailed in court and it was ordered that David not use the name without James' consent.

In 1996 they put aside their differences and the legal battles and did their Last ever (and 25th Anniversary) Tour. David Gates still tours, Mike Botts has a solo CD out and James Griffin is working on other projects around the Country music scene (See Below).

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Do you want "Lost Without Your Love" (The Album) to be

 remastered onto CD? if so, email me with your name to be on the

 petition! Its worth a try!

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Griffin, Yancey, Guilbeau project finished, for more info and samples see News

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Please Note - The reason just David Gates, James Griffin & Mike Botts have separate pages on this site is because the have had recent solo careers.

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David Crawt's comments on Bread's album titles

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Last Updated 27th January 2004

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Click Here to Read about 'Make It With You' climbing to the charts by Mike Botts

Click Here For An Interview With David Gates

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US Billboard Singles Chart Positions

1969 Dismal Day #?
1969 Could I? (The Only James Griffin Single) #Unknown
1970 Make It With You #1
1970 It Don't Matter To Me #10
1971 Let Your Love Go #28
1971 If #4
1971 Mother Freedom #37
1971 Baby I'm-A Want You #3
1972 Everything I Own #5
1972 Diary #15
1972 The Guitar Man #11
1972 Sweet Surrender #15
1973 Aubrey #15
1976 Lost Without Your Love #9
1977 Hooked On You #60

For A Detailed List Of Bread's Releases by John Lindquist, Click Here

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