The Sound/Posts tagged "Soft Rock"

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Firefall is 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_7867" align="alignright" width="300"] Firefall in Yosemite National Park[/caption] This American Country Rock Band was formed in Boulder, Colorado. Their biggest hit, "Just Remember I Love You", is NOT a love song, but an homage to those who are depressed and hopeless. The band took its...

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...

Kenny Rogers is 106.1 The Sound

Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas, being the 4th of 8 children.  He caught the music bug after winning a talent show at the age of 11.  He played in psychedelic bands before settling on a folk career in the 60's with The New...