Loggins & Messina

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock folk rock country rock yacht rock oldies rock folk soft rock pop 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

US duo comprising Kenny Loggins (7 January 1948, Everett, Washington, USA) and Jim Messina (b. 5 December 1947, Maywood, California, USA). Following his premature departure from Poco, Messina intended to resume his career as a record producer, a role he had previously carried out by producing the final Buffalo Springfield album, 1968’s Last Time Around. Songwriter Loggins, who had recently experienced success when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band took his whimsical song ‘House At Pooh Corner’ into the US charts, was signed by CBS Records and was introduced to Messina who was now a staff producer. This started a partnership that lasted five years (1971-1976) and produced numerous gold albums. By combining country rock with hints of Latin, Mexican and R&B, the duo hit upon a strong formula. All nine albums reached high US chart positions and spawned a number of hit singles including ‘Your Mama Don’t Dance’ (number 4 in 1972),...

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