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DAVID GATES (BREAD)- "IT'S YOU"

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Uploaded on Feb 19, 2011

FROM THE 1981 ALBUM "TAKE ME NOW". "The sounds of Bread were mostly David's creations and performances. His soft style and sentimental lyrics combined to sell millions of records in the Seventies in America and Great Britain. Then I began submitting songs, which got me fired up about writing because, hey, I could work at home and I didn't have to spend all night in clubs. hen I began submitting songs, which got me fired up about writing because, hey, I could work at home and I didn't have to spend all night in clubs.

It was Roger Gordon who then suggested, "Why don't you sing your songs? I mean, you're already singing on demos. Why don't you go for a deal on a label?" I said, "I really don't want to go on the road. I'm happy being behind the scenes." But I felt like I should be doing my own stuff, just to see if I could do it better than the people who were recording it. At about the same time, I had produced a small group called the Pleasure Faire. One of the guys in the group was Robb Royer, who was writing with James Griffin as a team. Rob suggested one day that I come over and meet James. And I did. They played me two or three of their songs, and I played them two or three of my songs. Then we decided to form a group and look for a deal collectively because we'd do better as a group than independently. That's how Bread started in late '67.

A bread truck came along right at the time we were trying to think of a name. We had been saying, "How about bush, telephone pole? Ah, bread truck, bread." It began with a B, like the Beatles and the Bee Gees. Bread also had a kind of universal appeal. It could be taken a number of ways. Of course, for the entire first year people called us the Breads." ( "David Gates - In His Own Words")

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