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Michael Gene "Mike" Botts
Birth: Dec. 8, 1944
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 2005
Burbank
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Michael G. Botts was the drummer of 1970s soft rock band Bread and a studio musician.

Born in Oakland, California, Botts grew up in nearby Antioch before moving to Sacramento.

While in college, he began playing with a band called The Travellers Three and working as a studio musician.

Eventually,the group disbanded,but not before recording some songs with producer David Gates.

While working with Bill Medley, Botts was invited to join Gates's band, Bread, for its second album.

He accepted the offer and worked as a full-time member of Bread from 1970 to 1973, when the band went on hiatus.

At that point, Botts began working with Linda Ronstadt, and recorded and toured with her for over two years.

Botts reunited with the other members of Bread in 1976 for one final album and tour, before disbanding in 1978.

He then worked with Karla Bonoff and Andrew Gold, and continued to work in the studio as a player,singer,writer and producer.In 1989,he toured Japan with Richard Carpenter.Two years later,he began touring and recording with Dan Fogelberg while continuing his session work.

In 1996, the members of Bread again reunited for a world tour that ran until the fall of 1997.

Botts then recorded his only solo album, Adults Only, released in 2000.

Botts died in Burbank, California, one day after his 61st birthday, having suffered from colon cancer.

Bio source: Wikipedia
Please, visit also Mike's Bread friends Larry Knechtel and Jimmy Griffin.

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Record added: Oct 20, 2009
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