It was during my college years that I picked up a music book of songs written by Bread. “If” was my favorite to tinker around with on the Gilbert’s dorm piano. I distinctly remember one of the music majors, working on his masters in music, asking if he could a have hand at playing it. He was probably sad that I couldn’t get the song to flow.
The song was written in 1971 and played for years on the radio. The radio was my friend. I didn’t have any loose change to purchase vinyl albums, especially in ’71.
Fast forward 13 years and it was wedding music that I was exploring. That’s when cassettes and 8 tracks were popular. I put it out there for the future Mr. Sal to see if he’d be up for the first dance song to be “If”. Yep he was, and the rest is a 30 year history.