The Sound/Articles posted by Sabrina LaForais

Air Supply is 106.1 The Sound

This band is technically a duo.  Formed in Melbourne by Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, they met after performing in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1975.  After bringing on band members, the in-fighting led to just the two, then they hired studio and touring musicians.  Never...

The Eagles are 106.1 The Sound

Formed in the 70's in Los Angeles, they left as Linda Ronstadt's backing band with her blessing, quickly becoming more popular than her.  For the rest of the decade, they became the biggest band of the 70's.  Their Greatest Hits album was the best seller...

John Denver is 106.1 The Sound

Born Henry Deutchendorf in Roswell, New Mexico, this Sound artist is hard to classify - touching on pop, folk and country.  Breaking into the business as a folk singer, his first big hit - Leaving On A Jet Plane - went #1 with Peter, Paul...

Linda Ronstadt is 106.1 The Sound

Born on a ranch in the Southwest, this Sound artist left home at 17 to become part of a band - The Stone Poneys.  As a solo artist her backing band would go on to form The Eagles.  Known as The First Lady of Rock,...

Billy Joel is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist was only 14 when he recorded the opening chords to The Shangri-La's Remember (Walking in the Rain).  At 21, he went through a depressing break up and tried to kill himself with furniture polish.  In the 70's he would shed bad reviews...

Kenny Rogers is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist led several successful groups before going solo in the mid-70's.  Known first as a folk singer, then a country crooner, he struck mainstream gold with Dolly Parton on 1984's Islands In The Stream, which was written by The Bee Gees.  His Beverley...

Van Morrison is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Belfast, his musical career spans such a variety of genres it's difficult to label.  He wrote the song Gloria which became a hit for his group Them.  However, the Chicago-based band Shadows of Knight made it a Top 10 American hit.  He says...

Jimmy Buffett is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, this sound artist picked up the guitar in high school to impress girls.  He made money early in his career smuggling marijuana from The Caribbean to Florida.  After leaving his first band - The New Generation - he went to Nashville. ...

Phil Collins is 106.1 The Sound

This sound artist was a child actor - appearing in both A Hard Day's Night and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He's been married and divorced three times.  His third wife was 22 years younger than him.  In addition to the drums, he's skilled at playing...

Paul Simon is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound solo artist is a native New Yorker and many of his songs have New York City references.  He got his start working for a publishing company selling songs to record companies.  When President Kennedy was assassinated, he was so upset he moved to England. ...