106.1 The Sound/Song Stories

Rocking Around The Christmas Tree on 106.1 The Sound

The writer of this Sound Christmas Classic also wrote Holly Jolly Christmas and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Brenda Lee was just 13 years old when she sang the original. This song has been used to sell Dodge cars and featured in Home Alone when...

Wham!’s Last Christmas is Part of The Christmas Sound at 106.1 The Sound

The Sound Christmas song isn't about Christmas at all.  It's about a failed relationship.  With all proceeds from record sales going to Ethiopian famine relief, it's the second biggest selling Christmas song in the UK - being Do They Know It's Christmas.  George Michael appears...

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...