Bread – Mother Freedom (1971, Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #139: ‘Mother Freedom’- Bread. July 17, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Mother Freedom’- Bread
  • Record Company- Elektra
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Written by David Gates
  • Time: 2:35
  • B-side: ‘Take Comfort’
  • Album- Baby I’m- A Want You
  • Grade: C
  • Peaked at #37 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100

Bread was a soft-rock band out of Los Angeles- emphasis on soft- lead by David Gates. Of the dozen Top 40 hits they had from 1970-77 this was the least successful on the charts- and I’d rank it as their ‘worst’- they are better at the soft rock stuff than when they try to speed things up.

2 responses to “BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #139: ‘MOTHER FREEDOM’- BREAD

  1. When I was around 5 or 6 I thought this was hard rock. I found a song by them the other day that surprised me…it was a Byrds type song called Down On My Knees…pure power pop.

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