Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins

was born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948 in Everett, Washington. He is an American singer, songwriter and is very well known for many soft rock and adult contemporary songs. He had hit singles which began in the 70's and may not be over yet. He has written songs for himself and also for other artists. He was raised in Alhambra, California. He was a member of his first band, Gator Creek with Mike Deasy. He had songs like Danny’s Song, These Days (Jackson Browne’s), and Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On the King Of Rock and Roll (made famous by Long John Baldry). Danny’s Song was later released by Kenny and Jim Messina, also a singer and songwriter. Kenny and Jim teamed up and started a duo career which lasted until 1976.

In 1978, Kenny released his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, and it included the hit, I believe In Love. The album, Nightwatch, also released in 1978, included the hit Whenever I Call You Friend, which was a duet he did with Stevie Nicks. In 1979, he released, Keep the Fire, and in 1982 he released the album, High Adventure. On this album he collaborated with Michael McDonald (from the Doobie Brothers) on the song Heart To Heart, and with Steve Perry (Journey lead singer) on the song Don’t Fight It. Both songs were Top 20 hits that year. Along with Michael McDonald, he also wrote the song, What A Fool Believes. He also wrote, Danny’s Song and also A Love Song, for Anne Murray in the early 1970's.

For the next ten years Kenny continued to spit out the hits and also songs for movie soundtracks. One was, I’m Alright, for Caddyshack, also Footloose, for the movie Footloose, Meet Me halfway, from the movie, Over the Top, and also Danger Zone and Playin’ With the Boys on Top Gun. It appears that Kenny was a very busy guy for a long time. He certainly made his mark among the top performers in the music industry.

In the 1990's Kenny continued releasing albums. His song, Forever, was translated into several languages because it was such a hit and was well received in other countries. He did songs for the Winnie the Pooh series and the movie. In 1991 his song, Conviction Of the heart was dubbed by Al Gore as the unofficial anthem for the environmental movement.

Kenny was married to Eva Ein from 1978 until 1990 and they had three children. Then Kenny married Julia Cooper in 1992. They had 2 children together and were divorced in 2004. After a gap of about four years, Kenny released his album, How About Now in 2007. Looks like he is still going strong.