The Sound/Posts tagged "Folk"

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...

Kenny Rogers is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist led several successful groups before going solo in the mid-70's.  Known first as a folk singer, then a country crooner, he struck mainstream gold with Dolly Parton on 1984's Islands In The Stream, which was written by The Bee Gees.  His Beverley...

Paul Simon is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound solo artist is a native New Yorker and many of his songs have New York City references.  He got his start working for a publishing company selling songs to record companies.  When President Kennedy was assassinated, he was so upset he moved to England. ...

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...

Gordon Lightfoot is 106.1 The Sound

This Canadian Soft Rockers helped define the folk-pop sound of the 70's.  His songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to John Mellencamp.  He's known as Canada's Best Songwriter.  Ironically, his longest and perhaps more memorable song, 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald',...

Jim Croce is 106.1 The Sound

This artist built his skills at Villanova, PA playing smoky frat parties and beatnik coffee houses.  His first two albums were disappointing commercial and critical failures.  He was beginning to rise on a string of college appearances when he dies in a Louisiana plane crash. ...