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Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll Podcast

"Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll" is a "rockumentary" series telling the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Some of our episodes spotlight specific artists, and others cover various specific subjects. All of them rock as we cover stories and myths about songs you can sing along with.

Dec 1, 2020


This episode salutes a band which was synonymous with the soft rock sound that was all over your radio in the 1970s. The group’s primary lead vocalist composed all their hit singles, except one, and also achieved significant solo success. That band was Bread, and that singer-songwriter is David Gates.

We’ll sample all of Bread’s and David Gates’ hit singles – plus a whole lot more. David Gates was a constant in Bread – as various other talented musicians and singer-songwriters rotated in and out of the band – in particular, Jimmy Griffin, Robb Royer, and Larry Knechtel – whom we’ll also spotlight in this podcast.

Various Bread members also played a part in hits by Glenn Yarbrough, Simon & Garfunkel, and the Carpenters, among many others. We’ll sample some of those songs, too. Our resident “Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll” Rockologist, Ken Deutsch, will be along with the David Gates/Yogi Bear connection – plus lots of fun factoids. And Radio Dave will have more of the greatest rock and roll stories on record. Hear it all here.