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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....

Van Morrison is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Belfast, his musical career spans such a variety of genres it's difficult to label.  He wrote the song Gloria which became a hit for his group Them.  However, the Chicago-based band Shadows of Knight made it a Top 10 American hit.  He says...

Earth Wind and Fire ARE 106.1 The Sound

The group's founder, Maurice White, was a percussionist influenced by the Memphis sound.  He later became a session drummer at Chicago's Legendary Chess Studios, recording with many artists including Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters.  Known as the Father of Jazz Fusion, White moved to LA...

Stevie Wonder IS 106.1 The Sound

Born in the inner city of Detroit as Steveland Judkins during the 1950’s, he would catch the eye of one of the most prolific producers - Barry Gordy, JR very early in his life. Blind from birth and a skilled musician on piano, organ, harmonica...

Chicago IS 106.1 The Sound

After being threatened with a lawsuit for their name in their hometown, this ensemble was forced to shorten their title to avoid litigation. Their sound - like any other on the radio – made them unique. When their original lead singer was allegedly killed in...