The Sound/Song Stories (Page 2)

Simon & Garfunkel are 106.1 The Sound

This New York folk rock duo originally formed with the name Tom and Jerry, after the Saturday morning cartoon characters.  Just out of high school they had their first hit Hey Schoolgirl.  As their first full album didn't do well, they disbanded in 1964 and...

Three Dog Night is 106.1 The Sound

This 70's group originally formed in the 60's under the name Redwood.  Nearly every one of their songs has a unique sound as they had three separate lead singers.  Paul Williams wrote many of their songs including An Old Fashioned Love Song.  Sadly all of...

Bread is 106.1 The Sound

The early version of this California mellow rock band was initially called Pleasure Faire.  When the last members joined the group in the early 70's, it was really David Gate's band as he wrote and sang all their chart topping hits.  Most of their songs...

Carol King is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Artist was proficient with the piano when she was just 4 years old. When she was in High School in Brooklyn she dated Neil Sedaka. She hosted the first big concert in Central Park, which set a worldwide attendance record in 1973. Ironically,...

Bob Seger is 106.1 The Sound

This Michigan native had a father who was a musician that worked in the auto factories in Detroit. His father left the family when he was just 10 years old. Heartbroken, he took refuge by listening to his transistor radio and was introduced to soul...

Eric Clapton is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Surrey, England as an illegitimate son of a Canadian soldier and an underage mother, he was raised by his grandparents believing his mother was his sister.  During his time with Cream, graffiti showed up around England calling him a God, thus adding to...

Journey is 106.1 The Sound

The songs from this group stroke visions of fog-lit street lights in the bay area.  Initially a progressive rock band, it's wasn't until Steve Perry joined the group when their 1978 Infinity album caught fire.  Far from award winners they've never won a Grammy as...

Tina Turner is 106.1 The Sound

Born Anna Mae Bullock in a desolate Nutbush, Tennessee, she is part Navajo and Cherokee. Her abusive husband, Ike convinced her to change her name in the 60’s. She liked the change because it sounded like Sheena. She co-starred with Mel Gibson in Mad Max...

Bill Withers is 106.1 The Sound

He was a singer, songwriter and soul icon. He wrote classics like "Just The Two Of Us", "Use me" and "Lovely Day". Born poor in the West Virginia mining town of Slab Fork with a stutter in 1938, he joined the Navy at 18 and...

Heart IS 106.1 The Sound

The Wilson Sisters didn't join this group until after it was formed in the early 70's.  But it was their sound that inspired other Rock & Roll Hall of Famers.  Their last hit, 'All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You', is actually a cover...