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Jimmy Buffett is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, this sound artist picked up the guitar in high school to impress girls.  He made money early in his career smuggling marijuana from The Caribbean to Florida.  After leaving his first band - The New Generation - he went to Nashville. ...

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...

The Doobies are 106.1 The Sound

This Northern California group’s foundation was laid in the late '60s by founding members Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons. When Johnston left, he was replaced in the mid '70s when session vocalist Michael McDonald took over lead mic. McDonald was known for his harmony sessions...

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. ...

Fleetwood Mac IS 106.1 The Sound

Some consider this band a British ensemble while others say the group is American, because that's where they found their biggest success.  The original singer, Bob Welch, who later went on to have a solo career, left the band after the release of their first...

ABBA IS 106.1 The Sound

A Euro pop group formed loosely in the late 60's carrying a name as an acronym for their names, their debut single 'People Need Love' failed to find a world-wide audience.   After the successful release of their single 'Waterloo', the band embraced the emerging technology...

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...

The Beach Boys ARE 106.1 The Sound

They invented a sound that defined a lifestyle. Three brothers, a cousin, and a high school friend in Hawthorne, California, took their love for the harmonies of The Four Freshmen and made their own way in the music world. Brother Brian would write and produce...