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Ex-Bread guitarist Griffin dies
Former guitarist for 1970s pop group Bread and Academy Award-winning songwriter Jimmy Griffin has died.

Griffin co-founded Bread who were responsible for hits such as Make It With You, Everything I Own and Baby I'm-A Want You.

In 1970 he earned an Oscar for co-writing the song For All We Know which featured on the soundtrack of the film Lovers and Other Strangers.

He died at his home in Nashville at the age of 61 after suffering from cancer.

Griffin was raised in Nashville, Tennessee and moved to California in the 1960s before releasing Bread's debut album with David Gates and Robb Royer.

Country hits

He co-wrote For All We Know with Fred Karlin and fellow Bread member Robb Royer and it went on to become a top five hit for The Carpenters.

Griffin was also responsible for writing country hits such as Conway Twitty's Who's Gonna Know and Restless Heart's You Can Depend On Me.

He left soft-rock band Bread in 1973 but rejoined three years later before the band broke up in 1977. The group reformed for a world tour in 1997.

Griffin also formed the band Black Tie with former Eagles member Randy Meisner in the 1980s and a decade later was a regular member of country band the Remingtons.


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