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David Gates

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An associate of the favorite past due-’60s/early-’70s soft rock and roll group Breads, David Gates can be a songwriter, keyboardist, vocalist, and maker. His first strike like a songwriter was included with the favorite Murmaids track “Popsicles and Icicles.” Gates was created in Tulsa, Okay, to a music group director along with a piano instructor. Encircled by music from delivery, he was experienced in piano, bass, and acoustic guitar by enough time he was in senior high school. In 1957, he received a musical break when Chuck Berry found Tulsa; Gates experienced his first strike, “Jo-Baby,” with Chuck Berry. The track was created for Gates’ high-school sweetheart, Jo Rita, whom he wedded and had kids with while enrolled in the University or college of Oklahoma. In 1961, the family members moved to LA, and Gates embarked on a profession of songwriting and generating. By the finish from the ’60s, he previously caused Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, and Merle Haggard, and created the 1965 Glenn Yarbrough strike “Baby the Rainfall Need to Fall.” Recognizing that the only path his tunes were certain to become documented was to sing them himself, Gates founded Loaf of bread in 1968; the group contains Gates, Adam Griffin, Robb Royer, and afterwards, drummer Michael Botts and keyboardist Larry Knechtel. The group’s initial record, Bread, premiered in 1969 and included the strikes “It Don’t Matter if you ask me” and “Dismal Time,” while their second record IN THE Waters included “ENSURE IT IS together with you.” Soft rock and roll strikes became Bread’s brand and produced them legends. Greater achievement and recognition was included with the 1971 record Manna, including the smash strike “If.” Following popular albums Electric guitar Man and Baby, I’m-a Desire You, the group’s achievement led the bandmembers in various directions, plus they pursued their very own single interests and professions after the break up of Loaf of bread in 1973, however the music group regrouped in 1977 to concern the record Lost Without Your Appreciate. David Gates got released albums of his very own through the ’70s, First in 1973 rather than Let Her Use 1975, and his tunes — including “The Goodbye Lady” from Neil Simon’s play of the same name — got him around the modern music charts. Many of his tunes are also recorded by additional artists which range from Julio Iglesias to pop/rocker Young man George. “Everything I Personal,” a tribute to his dad as his best influence, was documented by Nashville performers the Kendalls and Joe Stampley and by Boy George. His constant songwriting ability shows flexibility while crossing over musical styles. With a documenting studio room on his California ranch, David Gates offers continued to create and create. He issued Like IS DEFINITELY Seventeen around the Finding Information label in 1994, and the brand new millennium saw the discharge from the David Gates Songbook, an Elektra best-of assortment of Bread strikes, Gates single materials, and four fresh tunes, in 2002.

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Full Name David Gates
Date Of Birth December 11, 1940
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer
Education Will Rogers High School, University of Oklahoma
Nationality American
Spouse Jo Rita Gates
Children Angelyn Gates
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
Music Groups Bread
Music Songs Goodbye Girl, If, Everything I Own, Take Me Now, The Guitar Man, It Don't Matter to Me, Make It with You, Lorilee, Sweet Surrender, Took the Last Train, Soap, Never Let Her Go, Lost Without Your Love, Diary, Part Time Love, I Can't Find the Words to Say Goodbye, Sunday Rider, Sail Around the World, I Can't Play the Songs, Do You Believe He's Comin', He Don't Know How to Love You, Clouds Suite, Playin' on My Guitar, California Lady, Family Doctor, Baby I'm a Want You, Come Home for Christmas, Let Your Love Go, Chain Me, Save the Dance for Me, Where Does The Lovin' Go, Love Is Always Seventeen
Albums Baby I'm-a Want You, The Best of Bread, First, Never Let Her Go, Goodbye Girl, Falling in Love Again, Take Me Now, Love Is Always Seventeen, The David Gates Songbook, Bread Crumbs - The Early Solo Hits, Collected
Movies Journey to Shiloh


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#Fact
1 Lead singer of Bread.
2 Bread was one of the most popular pop groups of the early '70s, earning a string of well-crafted, melodic soft rock singles, all of which were written by keyboardist/vocalist David Gates.
3 Owns Gates Ranch, a working cattle ranch, in MacArthur, California
4 Wrote "Popsicles & Icicles," which the Murmaids took to #3 on the Billboard pop chart in early 1964; it was the only big pop hit for the Los Angeles female vocal trio.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Playroom 2012 writer: "Mother Freedom"
Eastbound & Down 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bandslam 2009 writer: "Everything I Own"
Life on Mars 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
House M.D. 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
57000 km entre nous 2008 writer: "If"
Snow Angels 2007/I writer: "Baby, I'm a Want You"
Happy Feet 2006 writer: "The Joker Mash-Up with Everything I Own" - uncredited
Cold Case TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005 performer - 1 episode, 2004
Dolly Parton: Live & Well 2004 Video writer: "If"
The X Factor 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 writer: "If"
Say Yes Enterprise 2004 TV Series lyrics: "If" / music: "If"
Stuck on You 2003 writer: "Baby I'm-a Want You"
Australian Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Maid in Manhattan 2002 writer: "The Guitar Man"
BingoLotto 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm with Lucy 2002 writer: "Baby I'm A Want You" - as David A Gates / writer: "Baby I'm A Want You" Karaoke Version - as David A. Gates
Ash Wednesday 2002 writer: "It Don't Matter to Me"
Novocaine 2001 writer: "Make It with You" - as David A. Gates
The Simpsons 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dick 1999 writer: "Baby I'm a Want You"
Pushing Tin 1999 writer: "If"
In Dreams 1999 writer: "IF"
Regine: R2K 1999 Video documentary writer: "Lost Without Your Love"
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 writer: "Everything I Own"
La vida en el aire 1998 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1998 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Castle 1997 writer: "Make It With You" 1970
Los mejores videos de India & Marc Anthony 1995 Video short documentary writer: "Make It With You"
Valentina 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 writer: "I Want To Make It With You"
Mga anak ni Facifica Falayfay 1987 writer: "If"
Fame TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1982 music - 1 episode, 1982
Sweet Surrender 1980 writer: "Sweet Surrender" - uncredited
The Muppet Show 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Goodbye Girl 1977 performer: "Goodbye Girl" / writer: "Goodbye Girl"
Pornocopia Sensual 1976 performer: "Clouds" - uncredited
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1971 - 1975 performer - 1 episode, 1971
The Don Lane Show 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Disco 1975 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Graham Kennedy Show 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Two Ronnies 1972 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tony Bennett at the Talk of the Town TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1972 music - 1 episode, 1972
Fat City 1972 writer: "If"
The Special London Bridge Special 1972 TV Movie writer: "If"
Follow Me 1969 Documentary writer: "Thru Spray Colored Glasses", "Like the Wind and Sea", "Just Lookin' for Someone"
The Monkees 1966 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shindig! 1964 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christine 2016/I writer: "Everything I Own"
Supernatural 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary writer: "Guitar Man"
The Little Death 2014 writer: "Make It With You"
Hello Ladies 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Girl Most Likely 2012 writer: "Baby I'm A Want You"
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vanishing Point 1971 Pianist at Revival Meeting (uncredited)
The Andy Williams Show 1970 TV Series With Bread

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey to Shiloh 1968

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Monkees 1966 TV Series musician - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1978 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Vocalist / Songwriter
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1978 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1973-1978 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards 1978 TV Special Himself
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Show 1975 TV Series Himself
The Bobby Darin Show 1973 TV Series Himself - singer
Love! Love! Love! 1972 TV Movie Himself
In Concert 1972 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1971 TV Series Himself

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