Bread supplies limited edition

Feb 2013 Bread supplies limited edition



A Sweet Surrender

The Musical Journey of David Gates, James Griffin & Co.

by Malcolm C. Searles

ISBN 978-1-905139-32-3

Limited edition hardback 300pp Due: April: £25.00

The first biography of the 70s musical collective known as Bread – limited edition hardback is available for pre-order now, direct from the publisher.

Customers who pre-order will have their names included on a dedicated ‘sponsors’ page at the front of the book.

Bread: A Sweet Surrender is the first biography of this gathering of musical talents known as Bread. The group’s hits include  ‘Make It With You’, ‘Everything I Own’, ‘If’ and ‘The Guitar Man’. Researched in detail, including exclusive interviews with founding member Robb Royer, with friends, family and former musical associates of the band, the book reveals the story behind the band members’ formative years, their coming together, the rise of Bread, and the subsequent break-up and messy lawsuits that dogged the band in later years.

Malcolm Searles is a freelance rock music writer and life-long Bread fan; this is his first book.

Also featured are exclusive insights into their successful 1990s reunion a few years before the death of Jimmy Griffin, followed shortly afterwards by both Botts and Knechtel. Five of Bread’s studio albums achieved Gold status, and their 1973 Best Of Bread collection went multi-platinum around the globe, and remains a best-seller.

  • Larry Knechtel was a part of the legendary 1960s Los Angeles ‘Wrecking Crew’ session team and appeared on the hit singles and albums for the Mamas & Papas, The Byrds, The Monkees, The Association and dozens of other artists. He wrote, arranged, and subsequently won a Grammy Award for the famous piano introduction to Simon & Garfunkel’s timeless classic ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.
  • James Griffin, himself a 1960s teen-idol, nearly became a BEACH BOY!
  • David Gates’s 1960s studio activities put him working alongside Elvis Presley, Phil Spector, The Monkees and numerous other music legends.