The Sound/Posts tagged "Upper Peninsula"

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. ...

Fleetwood Mac IS 106.1 The Sound

Some consider this band a British ensemble while others say the group is American, because that's where they found their biggest success.  The original singer, Bob Welch, who later went on to have a solo career, left the band after the release of their first...

ABBA IS 106.1 The Sound

A Euro pop group formed loosely in the late 60's carrying a name as an acronym for their names, their debut single 'People Need Love' failed to find a world-wide audience.   After the successful release of their single 'Waterloo', the band embraced the emerging technology...

Elton John IS 106.1 The Sound

Reginald Dwight has a special talent. After he hears a melody – just once - he can duplicate it – note to note – from memory. At the age of 11, his skills on the piano earned him a scholarship from Britain’s Royal Academy of...

Stevie Wonder IS 106.1 The Sound

Born in the inner city of Detroit as Steveland Judkins during the 1950’s, he would catch the eye of one of the most prolific producers - Barry Gordy, JR very early in his life. Blind from birth and a skilled musician on piano, organ, harmonica...

Steely Dan IS 106.1 The Sound

The core of this duo were classically trained musicians in New York before roosting in LA in the early 70’s. Like their contemporaries Santana – rotating musicians in sessions - this gave every song a unique sound. Peaking in the mid-70’s with their biggest album...

James Taylor IS 106.1 The Sound

Largely influenced by folk-country singers like Hank Williams and Bob Dylan, North Carolina native James Taylor began his career in England releasing his first largely ignored album on The Beatle’s Apple label in the late 60’s. But it was his 1970’s release,  covering life passages...

Chicago IS 106.1 The Sound

After being threatened with a lawsuit for their name in their hometown, this ensemble was forced to shorten their title to avoid litigation. Their sound - like any other on the radio – made them unique. When their original lead singer was allegedly killed in...