BREAD: A SWEET SURRENDER (The Musical Journey of David Gates, James Griffin & Co.)
by Malcolm C. Searles
Published and distributed by HELTER SKELTER PUBLISHING (UK) in 2014, the hardback edition was received to (mostly) unanimous praise from both Bread fans and music historians alike, and swiftly sold out. The UK paperback edition that followed also sold exceedingly well and is currently out of print (although it regularly pops up on eBay !). However…
2019 UPDATE: This book has now been afforded a US distribution deal and is available via all good bookstores and websites in North America ! This new edition (with a slightly alternative front cover layout) is also readily available worldwide via online retailers such as Amazon…
AMAZON (US) link (also available as a KINDLE edition)
AMAZON (UK) link
Follow the story of David Gates, James Griffin, Robb Royer, Mike Botts and Larry Knechtel through their formative years, learning their trade through the tumultuous 1960s – the solo careers, the groups, the sessions – before coming together to form one of the most successful bands of the 1970s.
MAKE IT WITH YOU, BABY I’M-A WANT YOU, THE GUITAR MAN, EVERYTHING I OWN, IF… and so many more great, great hits !
However, the phenomenal success of these ballads swept their more progressive music aside, and internal disagreements followed – lawsuits, intermittent solo careers – before the bitterness was briefly put aside for their successful 1990s reunion tour. Sadly, tragedy was to follow shortly afterwards with the passing of three of the band members…
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© Malcolm C. Searles 2014