106.1 The Sound/Song Stories
Listen to The Little River Band on 106.1 The Sound

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...

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...