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Music Storytellers - KENNY LOGGINS
Music Storytellers - KENNY LOGGINS Photo

ALBUMS:
1977 Celebrate Me Home
1978 Nightwatch
1979 Keep the Fire
1982 High Adventure
1985 Vox Humana
1988 Back to Avalon
1991 Leap of Faith
1994 Return to Pooh Corner[A]
1997 The Unimaginable Life
2000 More Songs from Pooh Corner
2003 It's About Time
2007 How About Now
2009 All Join In

Kenny Loggins - 

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kenny Loggins has enjoyed more than three decades of success in the music business, as a songwriter and performer, mostly in a soft rock vein. He was born Kenneth Clarke Loggins in Everett, WA in early 1948, and the family later moved to Detroit, and finally to Alhambra, CA when he was in his teens. He initially turned to music as a way of compensating for his extreme shyness, and found that he was, indeed, a talented guitarist and had a voice. For a time in the late '60s he was based in Pasadena, studying at Pasadena City College. At the end of the decade, Loggins passed through the lineup of a band called Gator Creek, who were good enough to get signed to Mercury Records. The group recorded one self-titled album, which was issued in 1970 and included an early version of "Danny's Song," a track that he later recorded again as part of Loggins & Messina. He also spent time with a short-lived group called Second Helping, and was a member of the stage incarnation of the Electric Prunes during a later phase of that group's history.

Loggins was proficient on the guitar and piano, but it was his songwriting that allowed him to make his first lasting impression on the music industry. He took a job as a staff writer for Wingate Music, for $100.00 a week, and later that year four of his songs ended up on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy. This event was particularly fortuitous, as that album was the first release by the newly reconstituted version of the group, and included what proved to be their biggest hit, "Mr. Bojangles." The presence of the latter helped make Uncle Charlie one of the group's biggest selling long-players; and the exposure generated a second hit in the form of Loggins' own "House at Pooh Corner."
The success of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's recordings brought Loggins to the attention of former Poco member Jim Messina, who was working as a staff producer at CBS. It was Messina's intention to produce Loggins' debut album, but he also ended up playing and singing on the record, and it worked out so well that the two ended up in a duo. Loggins & Messina were among the most popular folk-based soft rock acts of the first half of the '70s and enjoyed a four-year string of successful albums.
Loggins & Messina broke up in 1976, and Loggins retained a strong following in the years immediately after. He went on to solo stardom with such million-selling albums as Celebrate Me HomeNightwatch(which included the hit "Whenever I Call You Friend"), and Keep the Fire, all in the cheerful, sensitive style he had displayed in Loggins & MessinaLoggins also became known as the king of the movie soundtrack song, scoring Top Ten hits with "I'm Alright" (from Caddyshack), "Footloose" (from Footloose), "Danger Zone" (from Top Gun), and "Nobody's Fool" (from Caddyshack II). During this period, he was also one of the participants in USA for Africa on the benefit recording "We Are the World." His own albums sold less well (and came less frequently) throughout the '80s, with later efforts like 1991's Leap of Faith, 1997's The Unimaginable Life, and 1998's December finding favor primarily in adult contemporary circles; in 1994, he also issued a children's album, Return to Pooh Corner, and released its sequel, More Songs from Pooh Corner, in early 2000. He reunited with Messina in 2005 for a successful tour, album, and concert video, and in 2007, Loggins released How About Now, his first new solo album in four years. It was followed by All Join In in 2009.

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kenny-loggins-mn0000081832
| Closed on 08/02/13 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | Locker Room, Music | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
13 Fans 
15%a. 10 (Great Artist)
23%b. 7-9 (Liked most of his work)
54%c. 5-6 (I'm Alright...Nobody worry about me)
0%d. 1-4 (No Interest / Never heard of him)
8%e. PASS!

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#2 | 446 days ago

I've liked his music for a while. The radio wore out a ton of his music which caused Kenny Loggins burnout for me. I have a few of his projects on vinyl/CD and his lesser known songs were some of his greatest work. Besides, I dig sappy love song sh*t. IMHO.
7-9 (Liked most of his work)  
  
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#1 | 446 days ago

i loved the album "full sail" when i was a kid! good memories dancing to lahaina with my daddy
5-6 (I'm Alright...Nobody worry about me)  
#2 | 446 days ago

I've liked his music for a while. The radio wore out a ton of his music which caused Kenny Loggins burnout for me. I have a few of his projects on vinyl/CD and his lesser known songs were some of his greatest work. Besides, I dig sappy love song sh*t. IMHO.
7-9 (Liked most of his work)  
#3 | 446 days ago

there's a song of  his that was Louisville's theme song when they won the tiltle in 1980 "this is it",,,always reminds me of Darryl Griffith aka Doctor Dunkenstein"
#4 | 446 days ago

Always have thoughts of Top Gun when I think of Mr. Loggins
5-6 (I'm Alright...Nobody worry about me)  
#5 | 446 days ago

When I was a junior in high school, "This Is It" was popular....our football team played a state championship game at the Meadowlands, and that song kept running through my head....alas, after being up 14-0, coach tried sitting on the lead and we lost 15-14.  I think about that game every time I hear that song
10 (Great Artist)  
#6 | 446 days ago
Nick__ (+)

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Always have thoughts of Top Gun when I think of Mr. Loggins
I'm sorry!  frown    F Tom Cruise!  I can't stand that f**ker!  smiley


I always think of Caddyshack!  yesyesyes


5-6 (I'm Alright...Nobody worry about me)  
#7 | 446 days ago

Nick__ wrote:
I'm sorry!  frown    F Tom Cruise!  I can't stand that f**ker!  smiley


I always think of Caddyshack!  yesyesyes


Just the movie itself, not Cruise.  I find it funny though that Top Gun had 2 beautiful women in the cast, one is no longer an option for men(Kelli McGillis is lesbian) and the other Meg Ryan has had so much surgery she now resembles a younger Joan Rivers.cheeky
5-6 (I'm Alright...Nobody worry about me)  
#8 | 446 days ago

Why are you apologizing for your opinion?

This Is It was Louisville's theme song from 1980 when they won the NCAA championship.  My sister still has a commemorative copy on vinyl.

I love Kenny Loggins.
#9 | 443 days ago

i don't know why, but I confuse Kenny with Jackson Browne....:/
7-9 (Liked most of his work)  

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