David Gates Biography
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David Gates was best known as the leader of the 70’s soft rock group Bread. During High school, David formed a band called David Gates and the Accents with a piano player by the name of Russell Bridges-later to be known as Leon Russell. After leaving the University of Tulsa and traveling to Los Angeles, he played the club circuit with Leon. Besides being a great session player proficient on several instruments, Gates could also write charts, lead sheets and sing background. He arranged, wrote and produced for Glen Campbell, Ann-Margaret, Bobby Darin, Glen Yarbrough and Rod McKuen before forming the Group Bread. He made 16 albums and earned several gold records. Bread broke up and David launched a solo career recording Good-bye Girl for a Neil Simon film. He rejoined Bread for another album, but has not written much or per- formed since. David lives in California with his high school sweetheart and wife Jo- Rita and their two children.
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Greatest Singer Songwriter | Reviewer: Brian Fournier | 4/10/13
You are the best. In a time when music is far too electronic and overdone, I listen to your songs and think, why can't this be done today. If you would tour again, I would be there listening, because that is a lost art as well. Today most listen with their mouths open. Please consider another tour.
Thank you for those wonderful songs.
many great memories when i hear your songs | Reviewer: vinny riotto | 2/4/13
Many people greatly miss your work and performing. Its sad the other members are gone. It would be absolutely wonderful to see a David Gates tour one day. I m sure it would make a part of certain people awaken and come alive. Hope one day you consider it, David. Well, Hope all is well... God Bless...
Feelings no one else gives me | Reviewer: Marie Aguilar | 12/12/11
David Gates, no one brings out the feelings I feel when I listen to you. Watching and listening to you sing gives me a yearning that I have not found in my life. Watching you perform "Anything I own" nearly makes me cry. The feelings you bring out in me are intense. Thank you for your beautiful gift.
DAVID GATES | Reviewer: JANIS JOHNSON | 7/15/11
I AM SOO VERY SORRY ABOUT THE PASSINGS OF
JAMES GRIFFIN, MIKE BOTTS, AND LARRY KNECHTEL.
NEARLY 40 YEAS AGO, AS A KID IN GRADE SCHOOL, I WAS LISTENING TO BREAD SONGS ON THE RADIO. TO THIS DAY, I STILL HEAR THE REFRESHING SOUNDS OF BREAD'S MUSIC ON THE RADIO. BREADS MUSIC IS TIMELESS!!!
Overlooked songs | Reviewer: Tom Seelbach | 2/11/11
The Rhino Records Bread retrospective is timeless solid gold. I especially love it for the cuts I never remembered hearing in my youth. The "epic" cuts were well-known in their time - Been Too Long On The Road, Clouds, Lost Without Your Love. Less heard cuts deserving many listens: Call On Me, Call On Me and Look At Me.
I will never forget | Reviewer: norm | 11/11/10
I am just one of your fans who still misses you and the group. My wife and I saw you and bread at
anahiem convention ctr. One of best concerts I have ever been to.We will never forget your gresa songs. My favorite is look what you've done and everything I own. Again thanks for some great music and memories.
Golden Music of a By-gone Era | Reviewer: David Posey | 10/6/10
I Am listening to AUBREY as I type these words, They just don"t make them like this anymore,Songs like "LONGER" and "DIARY"and my all time favorite."I WANT TO MAKE IT WITH YOU"brings back memories of a time of innocence,of young love, and of wonderful days gone by.DAVID,you in BREAD, have inspired a whole generation of music lovers.
a legend | Reviewer: elle | 10/13/09
mr david gates is such a legendary singer and a song writer..i admire his songs,we might not be born in the same generation but his songs can actually bridge generations to generations..go david write more songs and release more albums
good memories | Reviewer: lu | 6/3/09
I remember these songs by the campfire in high school during summer evenings with friends and some pops. Songs like "everything I own" and "sweet surrender" being some of my favorites. We had a couple of guys strumming their guitars and we all had a great time. great tunes David. beats the crap out the non-melodic drivel we hear today on these top 40 stations. Hey, I just sounded like my dad 30 years ago!.....
My most favorite singer and writer of all time! | Reviewer: David LaCroix | 2/27/09
Hey David, I am always brought back to my youth when ever I hear any of your songs! If and Aubry have to be my favorites. I see your still playing , I saw you on youtube and I was so glad to hear your voice again. I am also a writer and have written many songs, one in particular reminds me of your writing. If you get a chance, go to burnjam.com and look up take me with you!
Take care and thanks for the music!!!!
Come back, David | Reviewer: Rick Murray | 2/1/09
When David stopped writing and performing he left a whole that hasn't been filled. We never got closure on your talents. If you can do it physically, come back for maybe one last tour. You might get as much out of giving pleasure as we would in receiving it. Just a thought.....
GREAT MEMORABLE THOUGHTS!!! | Reviewer: greg waddell | 12/25/08
THE MUSIC OF BREAD BRINGS BACK THE MEMORIES OF MY TEEN YEARS!!! I AM SURE ITS LIKE THAT FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE(THE BABY BOOMERS)!! I SAW THEM IN CONCERT IN DOTHAN, AL IN 1979-THE BEST CONCERT I HAVE EVER SEEN OR BEEN TO!!! EVERY TIME I HEAR THE SONGS OF BREAD AND DAVID GATES, I JUST STOP AND TAKE A TRIP BACK TO THE YEARS WHEN LOVE WAS FRESH AND EXCITING! THANK YOU DAVID GATES AND BREAD FOR THE IMPACT OF YOUR MUSIC IN THIS WORLD--WISH WE HAD MORE OF IT TODAY!! I LOVE YOUR MUSIC-YOUR THE BEST!
An Ideal of Songwriting : Mister David Gates | Reviewer: Bluewave | 10/26/07
I am a french composer and I am so glad today to have the opportunity to say that the immense talent of Mister David Gates represents for me a kind of an such beautiful Ideal of Songwriting.
I hope thathe continues today to writes songs. I love very much his last songs as much as his first ones.
Musicaly yours with respect : Bluewave Nantes FRANCE
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