may be available for your next special event!
Clark Loggins was born in Everett, Washington. The youngest of three
boys, he was born seven years to the day after his oldest brother,
Robert. His father, a traveling salesman, moved the family from
Washington to Detroit and back again, before settling in Alhambra,
California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
went to Catholic school where he kept a low profile. A shy boy, he
sought acceptance through music and sports. His middle brother, Dan,
taught him to sing harmonies. Kenny later learned to play guitar. With
the encouragement of his high-school principal, he performed in class
plays and organized talent shows.
Kenny's career began with his first significant break as
a staff writer with a music publisher for $100 a week. In 1970, Kenny
met Jim Messina, who was impressed with several tunes Kenny wrote for the
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Although
Messina initially intended to produce
Kenny as a solo artist, the two formed their own band.
Through most of the 70s, Loggins and Messina
amassed two platinum and five gold albums, worldwide super stardom, and
a distinguished list of classic hits such as "Danny's Song,"
"Love Song," "Your Mama Don't Dance," "Vahevela"
and many more. The pair parted ways in 1976 and it wasn't long before
Kenny's star as a solo artist began to rise.
Loggins' first three solo albums, "Celebrate
Me Home," "Nightwatch"
The Fire" all went platinum. In 1980, "What A Fool
Believes," which he co-authored with
McDonald, garnered a
Grammy for Song of the Year. The following year "This is
It" took the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal. In his 1981 double
Kenny gave fans their first taste of his sensational stage show.
In 1984 Kenny Loggins won Japan's International
Artists Award and in 1985 his self-produced album "Vox
Humana" was certified gold. In that same year
"Footloose" was nominated for an Academy Award. His 1991
of Faith," spawned four Top 5 Adult Contemporary singles.
In 1993, Kenny released his first live album in twelve
From the Redwoods." A video of the concert aired on PBS. His
special, "This Island Earth" was broadcast on the Disney
Channel in 1992 and was nominated for three Emmys. It won in the
categories of Outstanding Achievement in Writing (Special Class)
and Outstanding Original Song for "This Island Earth."
Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt used Kenny's
"Conviction Of The Heart" in a live broadcast to Latin
American on the global environmental crises. Vice President Al Gore
declared the song as the unofficial anthem of the environmental
In April 1993, Kenny Loggins joined
kd lang and others in a star-studded Earth Day concert at
the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He performed "Conviction Of The
Heart" with a 25-voice choir and a six-piece percussion ensemble.
As the father of four children, Kenny saw the need for
a record that didn't "sing down" to children, one that both
parents and children could enjoy together. He realized that he might be
the one to make such a record when he noticed that "Leap
of Faith" was capturing the attention of young children as well
as adults. "Return
To Pooh Corner" was certified gold in 1994 and nominated for a
1995 Grammy in the Best Children's Album category. It was named
one of the best children's albums at the National Association of
Parenting Publications annual music awards.
In 1997, Kenny Loggins recorded the Academy
Award nominated "For The First Time," which was featured in the
film, "One Fine Day." His album, "Unimaginable
Life," released in July 1997, shares its title
with the book he wrote with his wife Julia. In the book they illustrate
their personal love story with selections from more than 70 personal
Hit songs include --
- Danger Zone
- Meet Me Half Way
- Heart to Heart
- Don't Fight It
- The Real Thing
- Whenever I Call You "Friend"
- I'm Alright
- Nobody's Fool
- Conviction Of The Heart
- If You Believe
- This Is It
- I Miss Us
- Vox Humana
- I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)
- With This Ring
- Welcome To Heartlight
- Return To Pooh Corner
- Keep The Fire
Kenny Loggins may be available for your next special event!
Genre: Rock 1
.Classic Rock. / ClassicRock
.Pop. / xPop
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Contemporary Pop/Rock. / ContemporaryPopRock
.Soft Rock. / SoftRock
.Christmas. / xChristmas
x70s, x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s
Born: ..in Washington state / born nWashington
Born: ..in Everett / born EverettWA
Born: Jan 7, 1948
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in California / based nCalifornia
Based: ..in Santa Barbara / based SantaBarbaraCA
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