106.1 The Sound/Song Stories

The Bee Gees are 106.1 The Sound

This Australian Sound artist is widely known for their disco sound.  However, their first hit was the melancholy New York Mining Disaster.  Robin and Maurice - now both deceased - were twins.  Barry is the oldest brother.  Maurice was a highly rated paintball player.  When...

10cc are 106.1 The Sound

This British quartet had three number one songs in the UK with different lead singers.  Because of this, the band was difficult to market without a distinct sound or look.  The whispers vocals of 'Be quiet, big boys don't cry' in I'm Not In Love...

Kenny Loggins ins 106.1 The Sound

This Sound solo artist launched his career singing demo songs with producer Jim Messina, who was in both Poco and Buffalo Springfield. Later they formed Loggins & Messina.  He’s known as King of the Soundtracks with hit songs in Top Gun, Footloose, Caddyshack and Over...

Olivia Newton-John is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound solo artist was born in England - then immigrate to Australia.  She was discovered competing and winning on the show Sing Sing Sing.  Max Born, who won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Quantum Mechanics is her grandfather.  She nearly turned down the role...

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year on 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_8818" align="alignright" width="300"] It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year on 106.1 The Sound[/caption] This Andy Williams Sound Christmas Classic finally hit The Billboard Hot 100 in 2018 thanks to digital streaming. The composer, George Wyle also wrote the theme song to Gilligan’s Island....

Silent Night is Part of The Christmas Sound at 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Christmas Classic has been translated into over 300 languages and written by German composer Franz Gruber.  It carries the German title of Stille Nacht, Gruber performed it acoustically on Christmas Eve in the early 1800's after the church organ broke.  Franz Gruber gave...

Feliz Navidad from 106.1 The Sound to You This Holiday Season

This Bi-lingual Sound Christmas Classic title translates to Merry Christmas in English. The songs composer, Puerto Rican Jose Feliciano said in an interview that if he made it totally Spanish then America radio stations might not play it. There are versions available from Boney M,...

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Sound Christmas Classic Song History

[caption id="attachment_8734" align="alignright" width="300"] Listen to I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus on 106.1 The Sound[/caption] The original version of this Sound Christmas Classic was performed by Jimmy Boyd, who was just 13 years old when he recorded it. He went on to marry Yvonne Craig,...