The Sound/Articles posted by Lauren Bareiss

Carol King is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Artist was proficient with the piano when she was just 4 years old. When she was in High School in Brooklyn she dated Neil Sedaka. She hosted the first big concert in Central Park, which set a worldwide attendance record in 1973. Ironically,...

Tina Turner is 106.1 The Sound

Born Anna Mae Bullock in a desolate Nutbush, Tennessee, she is part Navajo and Cherokee. Her abusive husband, Ike convinced her to change her name in the 60’s. She liked the change because it sounded like Sheena. She co-starred with Mel Gibson in Mad Max...

Bill Withers is 106.1 The Sound

He was a singer, songwriter and soul icon. He wrote classics like "Just The Two Of Us", "Use me" and "Lovely Day". Born poor in the West Virginia mining town of Slab Fork with a stutter in 1938, he joined the Navy at 18 and...

Firefall is 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_7867" align="alignright" width="300"] Firefall in Yosemite National Park[/caption] This American Country Rock Band was formed in Boulder, Colorado. Their biggest hit, "Just Remember I Love You", is NOT a love song, but an homage to those who are depressed and hopeless. The band took its...

The Doobies are 106.1 The Sound

This Northern California group’s foundation was laid in the late '60s by founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons. When Johnston left, he was replaced in the mid '70s when session vocalist Michael McDonald took over lead mic. McDonald was known for his harmony sessions...

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...