Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104

David Gates and Bread were founded in 1968 on the west coast in California. The band members are: David Gates, Jimmy Griffin, Mike Botts, Larry Knechtel, and Robb Royer. The group pioneered the most unique sweet soft rock sound with Gates' beautiful falsetto lead vocals fronting the group. The group Bread racked up an incredible Million Seller string of hits in the early 1970's. The groups globally recognized top charted hit songs include: "Make It With You", "Baby I'm A Want You", "If", "Everything I Own", "It Don't Matter To Me", "Aubrey", "Diary", "The Guitar Man", "Sweet Surrender", and Gates' solo, "The Goodbye Girl". All songs were focused on love, and issues of the heart. This created a great connection with their listening audience, and overall appeal.

David Gates and Bread are great 1970's Icons, and are legendary components of this era in entertainement. David Gates also penned the beautiful songs the group sang and recorded, which brought them stellar success! The legendary Iconic band had their own unique sound which to date separates them in a style category all their own.

The group's overall appeal to everyone, has made them Legends of the music world, and one of America's "True Treasures".

Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Committee,

We the undersigned, respectfully urge you to induct David Gates And Bread into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We believe this group's accomplishments and achievements through their outstanding music and talents, to be exceptional and unsurpassed in the industry. To date they continue to entertain all globally with their music, and are a "True American Treasure" in the music and entertainment industry.

This group has influenced and entertained generations for almost 50 years with their excellence in music!

Please give the 1970's pop/rock/ soft rock band "Bread" with David Gates, strong consideration for induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Undersigned

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