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Ambrosia is 106.1 The Sound

This West Coast Sound Group was discovered by the Conductor of The LA Philharmonic Orchestra. The original group’s name was Ambergris Mite.   Their song Nice, Nice, Very Nice is based on Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.  Holding On To Yesterday – their first big hit - was about...

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Neil Diamond Is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist is the most successful Jewish male musician of all time.  In some circles he’s known as The Jewish Elvis. In high school, he and Barbara Streisand were in the same choral group.  He started in New York City as a songwriter - writing for...

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Captain & Tennille are 106.1 The Sound!

The Soft Rock Sound Duo has close ties to The Beach Boys who gave them their name when they were touring together.  The duo’s Daryl Dragon’s Godfather is Danny Thomas and Dragon’s father composed the soundtrack to Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Their first single – The...

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America is 106.1 The Sound

Despite their name, every one of this Sound group graduated from the same high school - in England.  Their gathers were US Servicemen stationed in London.  They took their name from a Wurlitzer Americana Juke Box.  This group is unusual as each one sings lead...

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Loggins & Messina Are 106.1 The Sound

This Sound group is the most successful duo of the 1970’s.  It was an accidental partnership that brought them together. Jim Messina was hired to produce Kenny Loggins’ 1st album.  By the end of putting together the record - Sittin’ In - Messina had contributed so much material...

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Seals & Crofts are – 106.1 The Sound

Marquette, MI - March 15, 2022 - This Sound Texas duo first found fame as teenagers in the band – The Champs.  After The Champs, they moved to Vegas, forming a casino house band The Dawn Breakers.  It wasn’t until they found the Middle Eastern religion –...

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Pablo Cruise is 106.1 The Sound

Marquette, MI - March 8, 2022 - This Sound group formed in the San Francisco Bay area and was widely known as the inventors of Yacht Rock.  To this day they are headliners on the star-studded Caribbean Rock and Romance Cruise.  Lead Singer Dave Jenkins went on...

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Anne Murray is 106.1 The Sound

Marquette, MI - March 1, 2022 - This Canadian Sound songbird was a high school physical education teacher right out of college.  With her first big hit – Snowbird - she became the first woman from Canada to hit #1 on the US Charts. Her Greatest...

Holly Jolly Christmas is Part of The Christmas Sound

This Christmas Sound song was initially performed by famous movie actor, Burl Ives. Even though it was featured as credits rolled in the TV show Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, it didn’t make the charts until 2019 – when digital streams were counted in the...