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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. ...

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...

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...