106.1 The Sound/Posts tagged "Soft Rock"
Listen to Toto on 106.1 The Sound

Toto is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Ensemble still tours after 5 decades with three of their original artists.  Founders David Paich and Jeff Porcaro met in high school, forming the band Rural Still Life.  When David Paich wrote their biggest hit - Africa - he or any other band...

Listen to Lionel Richie on 106.1 The Sound.

Lionel Richie is 106.1 The Sound

Originally, this Sound artist gravitated toward Gospel music as he wanted to become a minister.  In his freshmen year of college, he formed The Mystics as a saxophone player and lead vocalist.  The Mystics eventually became 70's hitmakers - The Commodores.  After a string of...

Listen to The Little River Band on 106.1 The Sound

The Little River Band is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound soft rock group is the third best-selling Australian act in America behind AC/DC and The Bee Gees.  Eagles frontman Glenn Frey one time called them "the best singing group in the world".  Their song - Cool Change - is not a love song...

The Commodores are 106.1 The Sound

[caption id="attachment_9001" align="alignright" width="300"] Listen to The Commodores on 106.1 The Sound[/caption] This Sound group met at Alabama’s Tuskegee College and formed under the name The Mystics.  They were discovered turning weekend gigs in New York City on weekends and first opened for The Jackson 5.  After touring...

The Spinners are 106.1 The Sound

This Sound Detroit group originally debuted on the Motown label with a cover of Steve Wonder's It's A Shame - a song backed by The Motown House Band, The Funk Brothers.  After Aretha Franklin asked them to join her Atlantic label, that's when they enjoyed...

The Bee Gees are 106.1 The Sound

This Australian Sound artist is widely known for their disco sound.  However, their first hit was the melancholy New York Mining Disaster.  Robin and Maurice - now both deceased - were twins.  Barry is the oldest brother.  Maurice was a highly rated paintball player.  When...

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...

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...