The Sound/Posts tagged "Soft Rock"

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...

Jim Croce is 106.1 The Sound

This artist built his skills at Villanova, PA playing smoky frat parties and beatnik coffee houses.  His first two albums were disappointing commercial and critical failures.  He was beginning to rise on a string of college appearances when he dies in a Louisiana plane crash. ...