|Celebrated Name:||David Gates|
|Real Name/Full Name:||David Ashworth Gates|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Birth Date:||11 December 1940|
|Birth Place:||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Jo Rita|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes, Angelyn Gates|
|Is David Gates Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||singer-songwriter, musician and producer,|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||July 2020|
David Ashworth Gates is an American singer-songwriter, musician and producer, frontman, and co-lead singer (with Jimmy Griffin) of the group Bread. The band is known for reaching the tops of the musical charts in Europe and North America on several occasions in the 1970s. The band was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
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Early Life & Biography
Having his roots from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Gates was surrounded by music from infancy. He was born to Clarence, a band director, and Wanda Gates (née Rollins), a piano teacher. Consequently, by the time he enrolled in Tulsa’s Will Rogers High School, Gates became proficient in piano, violin, bass, and guitar.
At the school, he formed his first band, The Accents, with other high school musicians. In 1957, David Gates and the Accents released the 45 “Jo-Baby”/”Lovin’ at Night” on Robbins record label. In 1959, he wrote the A-side for his sweetheart, Jo Rita, whom he married while enrolled at the University of Oklahoma studying law & pre-med.
Gates appears to be a very loyal man as he has remained married to high school sweetheart Jo Rita since 1959. They have together raised four children: three of whom are lawyers and one a cardiothoracic surgeon. Gates, purchased a 1,400-acre (570 ha) cattle ranch using the royalties he earned during his time with the group. Presently, he lives happily with his wife in Mount Vernon, Washington.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 11 December 1940, David Gates is 79 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2020. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 68 kg.
Gates, in 1967, produced and arranged the debut album of a band called The Pleasure Fair, of which Robb Royer was a member. A year later, Gates got together with Royer and Jimmy Griffin to form Bread and was signed by the Elektra record company, for the eight years. In 1969, Elektra released Bread’s first album, Bread, which ranked at No. 127 on the Billboard 200. In June 1969, gates released his first single, “Dismal Day,” but did not sell well.
In 1973, he produced his solo album First, “Clouds,” an edited version of the album track “Suite Clouds and Rain,” which peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, and No. 3 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
In 1976, Bread reunited for one album, Lost Without Your Love, released late that year. The title track reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
At the end of 1977, Gates, as a solo artist, released his most successful single “The Goodbye Girl,” from the 1977 film of the same name, which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. Gates put an album together in June 1978 to take advantage of that success that featured material from his first two solo albums mixed with some new stuff. It bore another hit single, “Took the Last Train,” which ranked No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100
In 1979, Gates released the albums falling in Love Again, which ranked at No. 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Take Me Now, which peaked at No. 62, in 1981.
In 1982, he recorded a duet with Melissa Manchester, “Wish We Were Heroes.”
In the following years, he became silent in music and concentrated on operating a cattle ranch in Northern California.
Awards & Achievements
Sadly, there does not exist a reliable source on the internet that shows the awards that David has received. However, in case of any update, we will be keen to update you.
Net Worth & Salary of David Gates in 2020
The great Rock Singer David Gates’s net worth is $5 Million as of July 2020. David, considering his age, has reached the peak of his career and therefore might not be very much involved in music. David Gates earned money being a professional Rock Singer. Besides, David has made most of his wealth from his cattle ranching business. Not much is known about his salary at present. However, once it is reviewed, we will update you.
Looking at his net worth, David Gates is a true definition of success. He has been able to amass an impressive net worthwhile, keeping a balanced family life. It is not familiar with many musicians. David has had a prosperous and peaceful family life, and we wish him well.