Monday, January 07, 2013
This from Wikipedia...
His composition "Popsicles and Icicles" hit No. 3 on the US Hot 100 for The Murmaids in January 1964. The Monkees recorded another of his songs, "Saturday's Child". By the end of the 1960s, he had worked with many leading artists, including Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Merle Haggard, Duane Eddy and Brian Wilson. In 1965, Gates arranged the Glenn Yarbrough hit, "Baby, the Rain Must Fall."
David Gates teamed with Robb Royer whom he was in a band with called Pleasure Faire. Together with Jimmy Griffin, they formed Bread.
Between 1970 and 1977 Bread scored an impressive thirteen singles on the pop charts, including their debut single, Make It With You, which hit Number One and became a Gold record.
This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Bread. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It Don't Matter To Me or Baby I'm-a Want You. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.
Posted by Michael Godin at 7:36 PM