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Olivia Newton-John is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound solo artist was born in England - then immigrate to Australia.  She was discovered competing and winning on the show Sing Sing Sing.  Max Born, who won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Quantum Mechanics is her grandfather.  She nearly turned down the role...

Wham!’s Last Christmas is Part of The Christmas Sound at 106.1 The Sound

The Sound Christmas song isn't about Christmas at all.  It's about a failed relationship.  With all proceeds from record sales going to Ethiopian famine relief, it's the second biggest selling Christmas song in the UK - being Do They Know It's Christmas.  George Michael appears...

Air Supply is 106.1 The Sound

This band is technically a duo.  Formed in Melbourne by Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, they met after performing in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1975.  After bringing on band members, the in-fighting led to just the two, then they hired studio and touring musicians.  Never...

The Eagles are 106.1 The Sound

Formed in the 70's in Los Angeles, they left as Linda Ronstadt's backing band with her blessing, quickly becoming more popular than her.  For the rest of the decade, they became the biggest band of the 70's.  Their Greatest Hits album was the best seller...

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...

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...

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...

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...