Kenny Loggins

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Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins (born January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. He was born in Everett, Washington. His career spans several decades, namely the latter half of the 1970s, the 1980s, and the early 1990s.

Loggins began his career in the 1970s, and after catching the attention of fellow singer-songwriter Jim Messina, the two began a duo career that would last until 1976. In 1977, Loggins went on to produce his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, which included the hit "This is It". Nightwatch, a popular album released in 1978, included the hit "Whenever I Call You Friend".

Over the next decade, Loggins produced many hit songs for movie soundtracks. This began with "I'm Alright" from Caddyshack. Hits followed with "Footloose" from the film of the same name, "Meet Me Halfway" from Over the Top, and "Danger Zone", from Top Gun. All of these songs remain an integral part of American popular culture.

In the 1990s, Loggins continued his album career, including the popular 1994 children's album, Return to Pooh Corner, which included the emotionally touching single "House at Pooh Corner", actually a remake of his top 40 hit from 1969. Loggins also produced a song called "Forever", which would become an internationally recognized piece, translated into several languages.

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 envrionmental movement." On Earth Day in 1995, Loggins performed at The National Mall in Washington, D.C. for a live audience of 500,000.

In recent years, Loggins has continued to produce within the Adult contemporary genre, but the light-hearted, jazzy rock that personifies his past career will not be lost.

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