The Sound/Articles posted by Lauren Bareiss

The Beach Boys ARE 106.1 The Sound

They invented a sound that defined a lifestyle. Three brothers, a cousin, and a high school friend in Hawthorne, California, took their love for the harmonies of The Four Freshmen and made their own way in the music world. Brother Brian would write and produce...

Elton John IS 106.1 The Sound

Reginald Dwight has a special talent. After he hears a melody – just once - he can duplicate it – note to note – from memory. At the age of 11, his skills on the piano earned him a scholarship from Britain’s Royal Academy of...

Stevie Wonder IS 106.1 The Sound

Born in the inner city of Detroit as Steveland Judkins during the 1950’s, he would catch the eye of one of the most prolific producers - Barry Gordy, JR very early in his life. Blind from birth and a skilled musician on piano, organ, harmonica...

Creedence Clearwater Revival IS 106.1 The Sound

This iconic late 60’s and 70’s American rock band is known for powerful protest songs. After shedding names like The Blue Velvets and The Gollywogs, the founding brother duo brought two other high school classmates to the band in the late 60’s. Known mainly as...

Steely Dan IS 106.1 The Sound

The core of this duo were classically trained musicians in New York before roosting in LA in the early 70’s. Like their contemporaries Santana – rotating musicians in sessions - this gave every song a unique sound. Peaking in the mid-70’s with their biggest album...

James Taylor IS 106.1 The Sound

Largely influenced by folk-country singers like Hank Williams and Bob Dylan, North Carolina native James Taylor began his career in England releasing his first largely ignored album on The Beatle’s Apple label in the late 60’s. But it was his 1970’s release,  covering life passages...

Chicago IS 106.1 The Sound

After being threatened with a lawsuit for their name in their hometown, this ensemble was forced to shorten their title to avoid litigation. Their sound - like any other on the radio – made them unique. When their original lead singer was allegedly killed in...