The Sound/Articles posted by Sabrina LaForais

Bob Seger is 106.1 The Sound

This Michigan native had a father who was a musician that worked in the auto factories in Detroit. His father left the family when he was just 10 years old. Heartbroken, he took refuge by listening to his transistor radio and was introduced to soul...

Eric Clapton is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Surrey, England as an illegitimate son of a Canadian soldier and an underage mother, he was raised by his grandparents believing his mother was his sister.  During his time with Cream, graffiti showed up around England calling him a God, thus adding to...

Journey is 106.1 The Sound

The songs from this group stroke visions of fog-lit street lights in the bay area.  Initially a progressive rock band, it's wasn't until Steve Perry joined the group when their 1978 Infinity album caught fire.  Far from award winners they've never won a Grammy as...

Heart IS 106.1 The Sound

The Wilson Sisters didn't join this group until after it was formed in the early 70's.  But it was their sound that inspired other Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.  Their last hit, 'All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You', is actually a cover...

Gordon Lightfoot is 106.1 The Sound

This Canadian Soft Rockers helped define the folk-pop sound of the 70's.  His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to John Mellencamp.  He's known as Canada's Best Songwriter.  Ironically, his longest and perhaps more memorable song, 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald',...

Kenny Rogers is 106.1 The Sound

Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas, being the 4th of 8 children.  He caught the music bug after winning a talent show at the age of 11.  He played in psychedelic bands before settling on a folk career in the 60's with The New...

Jim Croce is 106.1 The Sound

This artist built his skills at Villanova, PA playing smoky frat parties and beatnik coffee houses.  His first two albums were disappointing commercial and critical failures.  He was beginning to rise on a string of college appearances when he dies in a Louisiana plane crash. ...

Fleetwood Mac IS 106.1 The Sound

Some consider this band a British ensemble while others say the group is American, because that's where they found their biggest success.  The original singer, Bob Welch, who later went on to have a solo career, left the band after the release of their first...

ABBA IS 106.1 The Sound

A Euro pop group formed loosely in the late 60's carrying a name as an acronym for their names, their debut single 'People Need Love' failed to find a world-wide audience.   After the successful release of their single 'Waterloo', the band embraced the emerging technology...

Earth Wind and Fire ARE 106.1 The Sound

The group's founder, Maurice White, was a percussionist influenced by the Memphis sound.  He later became a session drummer at Chicago's Legendary Chess Studios, recording with many artists including Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.  Known as the Father of Jazz Fusion, White moved to LA...