From The Archives: James Griffin, Co-Founder of the Band Bread

Morning Remembrance Portraits by Nathan Smith copyright 2011


Baby I’m-A Dead January 11, 2005

This week the music world received word that James Griffin, founding member of the soft-rock group Bread, is toast.
In a statement released today to hopeful fans, Griffin’s manager said there was no truth to the rumor he’s risen. But I guess that news is pretty stale by now.

Never one to loaf, Griffin helped form Bread in 1968. And after they released the hits “Make It With You” and “Baby I’m-a Want You,” Bread was on a roll. Any way you sliced it, Bread was hot. And Bread made a lot of dough.

Griffin had been in good health until last week when doctors labeled his condition as “crummy”. When loved-ones discovered his body, witnesses say the former lead singer of Bread was crusty and completely riddled with fungus. Nothing could be saved, not even the heels.

Griffin requested his body be interned at the family cemetery, sandwiched between two graves.

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2 Responses to From The Archives: James Griffin, Co-Founder of the Band Bread

  1. Holly in Idaho says:

    This was my favorite obituary. I still laugh out loud when I read it though it’s much funnier when you read it aloud on Sedition radio. I hope Maron asks you to return to his WTF podcast:)

  2. Patti Joyce says:

    I loved Jimmy Griffin. He was creative and verrry talented at the very least or you’d say Vverrry YEAST.

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