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Christopher Cross is 106.1 the Sound

Christopher Cross is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist got his start in the San Antonio-based band - The Flash.  Although he's known for his smooth Yacht Rock vocals, he's featured on guitar session work with Steely Dan and has toured playing guitar with Deep Purple.  He's the only performer to...

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Boz Scaggs is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist was discovered in San Francisco by his neighbor and Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner.  He got his first BIG start in the music business playing guitar for The Steve Miller Band. His studio session players in the 70's went on to form Toto. ...

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Phil Collins is 106.1 The Sound.

This Sound artist made his film debut as a child actor in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He was also in the audience in The Beatles movie A Hard Day's Night. Despite his foundation as an actor in his youth, Collins steadfastly pursued his ambitions as a...

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Peter Frampton is 106.1 The Sound

Before going solo, this sound artist was in the groups The Herd and Humble Pie.  Largely considered one of the worst movies ever, he played Billy Shears in Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.  He also had a cameo in the movie Almost Famous, as tour manager...

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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...

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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...

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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...