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Name: David Gates  
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Date of Birth: 11th December 1940
Place of Birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Profession: Singer
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For the author, see David Gates (author)

David Gates (born December 11, 1940) is a singer and songwriter, best known as the front man of the group Bread (formed in 1967). Gates was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, dropped out of college and married young, and set off for California to begin a career in music. Success came early, but it was with Bread that he gained a wide following and a string of hits including:

  • "Make it with You" (1970)
  • "If" (1971)
  • "Everything I Own" (1972)
  • "Lost Without Your Love" (1976)

After Bread split up, he released several solo albums and in 1977 composed the theme song for the Oscar-winning film The Goodbye Girl.

Gates' distinctive singing voice and boy-next-door good looks helped ensure his popularity. However, many of his songs have been successfully covered by other artists, including "If" (a huge hit for Telly Savalas) and "Everything I Own" (covered by, among others, Boy George).

Having spent several years out of music altogether, Gates returned to the spotlight in the 1990s, and is still writing and performing. His album The David Gates Songbook, released in 2002, featured several new songs.

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