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Encyclopedia > Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
Background information
Birth name Kenneth Clark Loggins
Born January 7, 1948 (1948-01-07) (age 59)
Origin Flag of California Alhambra, California
Genre(s) Rock/pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1970s-present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Associated
acts
Loggins and Messina
Website Official website

Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948 in Everett, Washington) is an American singer and songwriter best known for a number of soft rock and adult contemporary hit singles beginning in the 1970s. Originally a part of the duo Loggins and Messina, he has also recorded as solo artist and written hit songs for other artists. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ...

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Biography

Loggins was born in Everett, Washington and raised in Alhambra, California. The early 70s found him in the band "Gator Creek" with Mike Deasy. An early version of "Danny's Song" (later recorded by Loggins and Messina) was included on this effort on Mercury Records. Two covers are featured as well, Jackson Browne's "These Days" and "Don't Try to Lay no Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll" which was made famous by Long John Baldry. County Snohomish Government  - Mayor Ray Stephanson Area  - City 123. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... These Days is a song written by Jackson Browne. ... John William Baldry, popularly known as Long John Baldry, (January 12, 1941 – July 21, 2005) was a pioneering blues singer from England. ...


Loggins continued his career in the 1970s. After attracting the attention of fellow singer-songwriter Jim Messina, the two began a duo career as Loggins and Messina. It lasted until 1976. In 1977, Loggins went on to produce his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, which included the hit "I Believe In Love". Nightwatch, a popular album released in 1978, included the hit "Whenever I Call You Friend", a duet with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. He followed this in 1979 with Keep the Fire, whose "This Is It" would be sampled by hip hop rapper Papoose for his 2005 track Cherrades. In 1982 he recorded the album "High Adventure" where he collaborated with Michael McDonald on "Heart to Heart" and also with Journey lead singer Steve Perry to record "Don't Fight It", both Billboard Top 20 hits that year. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Jim Messina (born December 5, 1947) was a member of Buffalo Springfield, then an original member of the country rock band Poco, before he joined with Kenny Loggins to form Loggins and Messina. ... Loggins and Messina are an American rock music duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Celebrate Me Home is the debut solo album from Kenny Loggins, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Stephanie Lynn Stevie Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and a long solo career, which collectively have produced over twenty Top 40 hits. ... This article is about the band. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This Is It is a song by Kenny Loggins, from his 1979 album Keep the Fire. ...


Loggins also wrote the song "What a Fool Believes" with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. Furthermore, he penned "Danny's Song" and "A Love Song" for Anne Murray in the early 70's. What a Fool Believes is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, and recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute (with McDonald singing lead vocals). ... A different person also named Michael McDonald is a co-founder of ATO Records. ... Anne Murray, CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary listeners alike. ...


Over the next decade, Loggins recorded many hit songs for movie soundtracks. This began with "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack. Hits followed with "Footloose" from the soundtrack of the same name, "Meet Me Halfway" from Over the Top, "Danger Zone" and "Playin' With The Boys", from Top Gun. He also performed as a member of USA for Africa on the famine-relief fundraising single We Are the World. In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Caddyshack is a 1980 U.S. comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. ... The song Footloose, by Kenny Loggins spent three weeks at number one in 1984 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and was one of the first of two number-ones from the motion picture Footloose. ... Footloose is the original soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture, Footloose. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Danger Zone is a rock song from the soundtrack to the 1986 American motion picture Top Gun. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... We Are the World is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa. ...


In the 1990s, Loggins continued his album career, including the popular 1994 children's album, Return to Pooh Corner, which included the title single, a reworking of "House at Pooh Corner", his top 40 hit from 1969 with an added verse and backing vocals by Amy Grant. Some people criticized Loggins for changing the song, but it was well received by the public. Loggins also produced a song called "Forever", which would become an internationally recognized piece, translated into several languages. With the Sherman Brothers he also eventually wrote and then solo performed "Your Heart Will Lead You Home," a popular song for The Tigger Movie - part of the Winnie-the-Pooh series - in 2000. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Return to Pooh Corner is childrens music album by soft rock singer Kenny Loggins. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman at the London Palladium in 2002 during the premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Stage Musical. ... Your Heart Will Lead You Home is a song from the 2000 Disney film: The Tigger Movie which appears in the end credits of the film. ... The Tigger Movie is a 2000 film produced by The Walt Disney Company and directed by Jun Falkenstein. ... Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ...


In 1991, Loggins recorded and produced Leap of Faith, an important album in his career featuring the hit "Conviction of the Heart." Former Vice-President Al Gore billed this song as "the unofficial anthem of the environmental movement." On Earth Day in 1995, Loggins performed at The National Mall in Washington, D.C. for a live audience of 500,000. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Leap of Faith is the seventh solo album from soft rock singer Kenny Loggins. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Earth Day Flag. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Facing west across the Mall, with ones back towards the United States Capitol. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Loggins was married to Julia Cooper in 1992 but they were divorced in 2004. They had two children together. Previously, Loggins had been married to Eva Ein (1978-1990) with whom he had three children.


In recent years, Loggins has continued to record and produce within the Adult Contemporary genre, and scored a #1 single on Billboard's AC chart in 1997 with "For The First Time." Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


In 2005, Loggins reconnected with Jim Messina. The two decided to hit the road again; the result was a successful nationwide tour that resulted in the CD and DVD, "Loggins and Messina Sittin' In Again". Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After a gap of nearly four years, 2007 saw Loggins join start-up label 180 Music for the release of his "How About Now" album. It also saw him inducted into Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard RockWalk.[1] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... How About Now is an album by soft rock singer Kenny Loggins. ...


In popular culture

  • Beginning in 2005, an internet-based comedy series of video shorts called Yacht Rock has fictionalized the collaborative songwriting efforts of Loggins and Michael McDonald.
  • In the episode of The Simpsons entitled "How I Spent My Strummer Vacation", Homer goes to Rock and roll camp headed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. At one point, they have a "class" conducted by Lenny Kravitz, and he gets asked by Apu about crotch stuffing. Kravitz answers, "I personaly don't do it, but Kenny Loggins does". At the same moment, you have a shot of Loggins yelling, "I trusted you!" and running away.
  • In a Penny Arcade comic strip (The Manifold Faces Of Vista), Kenny Loggins is listed as a version of Windows Vista.
  • The February 24, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live with host Rainn Wilson featured a skit where old friends share their increasingly bizarre and disturbing stories while listening and singing along to "Danny's Song" at a bar.
  • In the Bloodhound Gang song "Boom", Jimmy Pop comments that "like a Kenny Loggins record, no one's ever gonna hear ya'."
  • In Still Standing episode "Still Believing" the Miller's young daughter, Tina, steals a statue of Jesus from neighbour Ted Halverson's house, thinking it is Kenny Loggins. She claims that she loves him and is going to marry him.
  • In the South Park episode "Roger Ebert Should Lay Off The Fatty Foods", 'Footloose' is played at the planetarium's rock show.
  • The episode of Family Guy entitled "Meet the Quagmires" features an excerpt from the song "Mr. Night" during an 18-year old Lois' entrance, mirroring a scene from Caddyshack.
  • In the documentary "Making of What I've Done" for the video by Linkin Park, it is revealed that a keytar they came across on the set of the video shoot belonged to Loggins at one point.

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Trivia

  • Loggins was a member of two 1960s psychedelic rock bands: Pasadena-based The Second Helping, which was signed to Viva Records after winning a radio station's Battle of the Bands competition, and The Electric Prunes (1968).
  • In 1970, four of Loggins' songs, including "House at Pooh Corner", appeared on The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's album, Uncle Charlie and His Dog Teddy.
  • Loggins' 1979 hit "This Is It" became a #5 song on the Billboard R&B charts. The song also became the theme song for the 1980 University of Louisville basketball team that won the NCAA championship.
  • On the Futurama episode Obsoletely Fabulous, Bender was listening to Loggins' song, "I'm Alright."
  • The track "Who's Right, Who's Wrong?" features backing vocals from Michael Jackson.
  • Cousin Dave Loggins is also a singer-songwriter, known for his 1974 top-ten hit "Please Come to Boston" and his 1984 #1 Country duet with Anne Murray, "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do."
  • The episode of Family Guy entitled "Saving Private Bryan" features an excerpt from the song "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)" during a flashback in which Peter passes his college final exam.
  • In the UK new rave acts such as CSS, New Young Pony Club, Paulo Nutini, Hot Chip, The Feeling, SebastiAn,The Coral and the Simon Gregson endorsed Klaxons are rumoured to be collaborating on a unique tribute album featuring covers of Kenny's hits entitled "Let's Go Dogging and Listen To Kenny Loggins". The Title is a reference to the CSS song "Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above".

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Discography

Further information: Kenny Loggins discography

// 1992: Live at The Grand Canyon 1994: Outside: From the Redwoods This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

References

  1. ^ Kenny Loggins Inducted Into RockWalk. Associated Press. March 9, 2007.

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External links

  • Kenny Loggins' official website

 
 

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