It is with deep heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Botts on December 9, 2005 of colon cancer. In lieu of flowers, it is the family's request that donations be made in his memory to:
Providence St. Joseph Foundation
501 S. Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
Please include a note with your donation that it is in memory of Michael Botts so his family will get an acknowledgment.
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Mike Botts, legendary member of the soft-rock supergroup Bread ("Make It With You," "Everything I Own," "Baby-I'm-A-Want-You"), has just released his long-awaited debut solo CD, "ADULTS ONLY". This new CD, carefully crafted with the help of such famous musicians as Lee Sklar, Andrew Gold, Bob Glaub and many others, is nothing short of an adult-contemporary tour-de-force.
Long-recognized as a "drummer's drummer," Mike Botts now not only steps forward on this CD with a veritable showcase of wry, poignant songwriting, but also with a voice Linda Ronstadt calls " a real gift." Songs such as "Squeeze," "Avenue 63," "What's That Comin'," and "The Wait" are perfect examples of Mike's unique singer/songwriter approach. "What you hear on this CD is the culmination of my experiences over the last 15 years, from pain to sorrow to joy - with a dose of humor where needed!"
A founding member of Bread and the principal drummer for Dan Fogelberg and Linda Ronstadt (not to mention participating on hundreds of famous sessions), Mike has witnessed singing and songwriting from some of the best in music business history. Now it's Mike's turn to shine, with a sound slightly reminiscent of Sting, Randy Newman and Rod Stewart, but with a voice and truth all his own - a truly gifted and compelling storyteller.