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I'm not ashamed to say that Bread are one of my favourite bands. Really good melodies and great arrangements. Unfortunately I think they're probably seen as a bit too much of a 'schmaltzy' affair to be considered for induction. It's a shame people can't look beyond their ballads and look at sons like 'Down On My Knees' and 'Guitar Man'.
Posted by Craigyboy on Sunday, 04.8.07 @ 07:53am
They deserved to be in.
Posted by Akeem on Wednesday, 06.11.08 @ 00:54am
They started "soft rock", they should be in the hall of fame, their songs are timeless.
Posted by Akeem on Saturday, 06.14.08 @ 03:57am
we'll i think 20 years from now, definitely i can still hear their songs. they deserve the induction
Posted by akatsuki on Friday, 10.10.08 @ 23:46pm
Their songs are more boring than CSPAN, and even if they started "soft rock", which they didn't, it's exactly the type of thing you DON'T want to be known for, really. I mean, do you honestly want to be touted as being the influence behind Air Supply? No effin' way. Keep them out.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 00:01am
LOL.....influence behind Air Supply? hehehe, they're better than them, any, what i just want to expound is that i think i can still hear their songs on air, 20 years from now.
Posted by akatsuki on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 00:22am
IF is one of the beautiful songs i've ever heard
Posted by akeem on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 20:15pm
They are more of a country than rock but I do believe they made some "rock" songs like:
Posted by chuvaness on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 01:56am
my point is if they will be credited for their adult contemporary hits, i'm sure they will make it. but i don't know if there are any adult contemporary artists inducted in the hall.
Posted by chuvaness on Friday, 06.12.09 @ 02:06am
Most people know David Gates' songs, but there was another singer-songwriter in Bread, James Griffin. James wrote "For All We Know" a big hit for the Carpenters in 1971. Some of JG's best songs in Bread include:
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 00:00am
RIP James Griffin. "Just like yesterday" has been part of the "most played" in my phone.
Posted by akeem on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 00:43am
R.I.P. Larry Knechtel
Posted by Steve Z on Friday, 08.28.09 @ 21:46pm
R.I.P. Larry Knechtel
Posted by chubaka on Thursday, 10.22.09 @ 23:41pm
My adult sons and so many of my students appreciated Bread for the intricate melodies and harmonies. Guys love Bread. I used this band as a stepping stone to pull student beyond pop and rap, and carry them into the music and history of the 70's.
Posted by Lexi on Tuesday, 10.26.10 @ 21:14pm
I hate people who say they are not hard enough to be in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. It's rock! You have hard rock, soft rock, blue rock, purple rock, out of your rear-end rock! Who cares! It's not to your taste! These guys were important contributors to soft rock. And I'll say it again, soft rock is ROCK. I don't think Frank Sinatra would have appreciated hearing that slight rock influence when he went into the chorus of Everything I Own. Rock is about that chord, or that beat that you hit, or note. Anyways, plus David Gates contributed some timeless songs. Really. And they have a rare quality to them that not many artists can produce. They have incredible melody.
Posted by Jacob N on Thursday, 04.9.15 @ 16:13pm
They should be in! James Taylor is in. Bonnie Raitt is in. Joni Mitchell is in. So that blows away the soft rock genre argument. They wrote their own songs. They influenced thousands of musicians to pick up and play. And their material is strong. Put them in. Not only that but they were as popular in the 1970s as Cat Dtevens or Linda Ronstadt
Posted by Mark on Saturday, 09.3.16 @ 18:37pm
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