The Sound/Posts tagged "Michigan"

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...

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. ...

Phil Collins is 106.1 The Sound

This sound artist was a child actor - appearing in both A Hard Day's Night and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He's been married and divorced three times.  His third wife was 22 years younger than him.  In addition to the drums, he's skilled at playing...

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...

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...