Monday, January 07, 2013

Bread - Voice Your Choice

Before the group Bread debuted and began a string of hits in 1970, lead singer and songwriter David Gates had already established himself as both a writer and producer.

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.