The Sound/Posts tagged "Upper Peninsula"

John Denver is 106.1 The Sound

Born Henry Deutchendorf in Roswell, New Mexico, this Sound artist is hard to classify - touching on pop, folk and country.  Breaking into the business as a folk singer, his first big hit - Leaving On A Jet Plane - went #1 with Peter, Paul...

Linda Ronstadt is 106.1 The Sound

Born on a ranch in the Southwest, this Sound artist left home at 17 to become part of a band - The Stone Poneys.  As a solo artist her backing band would go on to form The Eagles.  Known as The First Lady of Rock,...

Billy Joel is 106.1 The Sound

This Sound artist was only 14 when he recorded the opening chords to The Shangri-La's Remember (Walking in the Rain).  At 21, he went through a depressing break up and tried to kill himself with furniture polish.  In the 70's he would shed bad reviews...

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...

Van Morrison is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Belfast, his musical career spans such a variety of genres it's difficult to label.  He wrote the song Gloria which became a hit for his group Them.  However, the Chicago-based band Shadows of Knight made it a Top 10 American hit.  He says...

Jimmy Buffett is 106.1 The Sound

Born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, this sound artist picked up the guitar in high school to impress girls.  He made money early in his career smuggling marijuana from The Caribbean to Florida.  After leaving his first band - The New Generation - he went to Nashville. ...

Phil Collins is 106.1 The Sound

This sound artist was a child actor - appearing in both A Hard Day's Night and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  He's been married and divorced three times.  His third wife was 22 years younger than him.  In addition to the drums, he's skilled at playing...

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...