106.1 The Sound/Song Stories

Dan Fogelberg is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist was born in Peoria, Illinois. His father was his band director in high school, who would later be the inspiration for "Leader Of The Band." It is considered one of Fogelberg's greatest hits. In the early 1970s, Fogelberg toured with Van Morrison as...

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Paul Davis is 106.1 the Sound

Marquette, MI - May 26, 2021 - Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Paul Davis is a renowned soul, country, and pop musician. He started his musical career as a member of a local group called the Six Soul Survivors back in 1966 but is best known for his solo...

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Atlanta Rhythm Section is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound group is originally from Doraville, Georgia.  Founding members were a combination of members of The Candymen and The Classics IV. They are widely considered the founders of Southern Rock.  Their first commercially successful album – Champagne Jam – featured the song Large Time as a...

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Peter Frampton is 106.1 The Sound

Before going solo, this sound artist was in the groups The Herd and Humble Pie.  Largely considered one of the worst movies ever, he played Billy Shears in Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.  He also had a cameo in the movie Almost Famous, as tour manager...

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Toto is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Ensemble still tours after 5 decades with three of their original artists.  Founders David Paich and Jeff Porcaro met in high school, forming the band Rural Still Life.  When David Paich wrote their biggest hit - Africa - he or any other band...

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Lionel Richie is 106.1 The Sound

Originally, this Sound artist gravitated toward Gospel music as he wanted to become a minister.  In his freshmen year of college, he formed The Mystics as a saxophone player and lead vocalist.  The Mystics eventually became 70's hitmakers - The Commodores.  After a string of...

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The Little River Band is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound soft rock group is the third best-selling Australian act in America behind AC/DC and The Bee Gees.  Eagles frontman Glenn Frey one time called them "the best singing group in the world".  Their song - Cool Change - is not a love song...

The Commodores are 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_9001" align="alignright" width="300"] Listen to The Commodores on 106.1 The Sound[/caption] This Sound group met at Alabama’s Tuskegee College and formed under the name The Mystics.  They were discovered turning weekend gigs in New York City on weekends and first opened for The Jackson 5.  After touring...

REO Speedwagon is 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_8993" align="alignright" width="300"] Listen to REO Speedwagon on 106.1 The Sound![/caption] This Sound American group was named after a fire engine designed by Ransom Eli Olds, the found of Oldsmobile.  Lead singer Kevin Cronin was offered to be one of the first MTV JV's but...

The Spinners are 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Detroit group originally debuted on the Motown label with a cover of Steve Wonder's It's A Shame - a song backed by The Motown House Band, The Funk Brothers.  After Aretha Franklin asked them to join her Atlantic label, that's when they enjoyed...