Kenny Loggins is a famous musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter who, apart from the albums released, has been praised for his songwriting skills, especially those he made to be used as movie soundtracks. As a testament to his work, his song “Footloose” which was recorded as one of the soundtracks for the 1984 movie of the same name got an Academy Award nomination. Before he went solo, he released a total of seven albums between 1972 and 1977, performing with the group “Loggins and Messina.” Here are more Kenny Loggins facts.
Who Is Kenny Loggins?
Kenneth Clark Loggins was born in Everett, Washington, on the 7th of January 1948. His father George Loggins worked as a salesman whilst his mother, Lina (née Massie) was a stay at home wife who took care of her kids. He also has three brothers of which he is the youngest. As a kid, his family was resident in Detroit, then moved to Seattle before ending up in Alhambra California. For his education, Kenny Loggins was a student of the San Gabriel Mission High School and by the year 1966, he graduated. Soon after, he pioneered the formation of his first band, Second Helping, through which three singles were released between 1968 and 1969 via Viva Records.
In 1969, he began working with the American psychedelic rock band called, The Electric Prunes. He later lent his songwriting skills to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, for whom he wrote four songs. The band included all four songs in their album called Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy. Between 1972 and 1977, he had his own band called “Loggins and Messina” in which seven albums were released. His songwriting prowess came to life after going solo and penning hit soundtracks for different blockbuster films including “Footloose” which got him an Academy Award nomination. He is also the one who wrote the soundtrack of the 1976 movie, A Star Is Born.
Is He Related To Dave Loggins?
There is always the nostalgia of finding out which famous celebrities are related to each other, especially when surnames are similar. Though a lot of times, celebrities having the same surname just happen to be coincidence, but at other times, such celebrities may indeed be related by some way or another. In the case of Kenny Loggins and the famous singer-songwriter, Dave Allen Loggins, they are both related for a fact. Kenny is a second a cousin to Dave.
Is He Married?
Kenny Loggins has been married a few times. His very first experience as a married man was in 1978 when he tied the knot with the lovely Eva Ein. Together, they had three adorable kids, Crosby Loggins, Cody Loggins and Isabella Loggins. Unfortunately, the union was dissolved in 1990. Crosby – the oldest of his kids, is also a music artiste. He released his first CD titled “We All Go Home” in 2007. The following year, he won the MTV reality show, “Rock the Cradle” via votes. Kenny’s daughter Isabella became a college music major in 2009.
Before his divorce from his first wife Eva, Kenny met Julia Cooper (a colon therapist) in 1982 when he had a few health complications. Since she was treating him at the time, the pair bonded quickly together. Moreso, at the time they met, both parties were unhappy in their marriages and remained close friends until they were both divorced from their spouses. By July 1992, Kenny Loggins and Julia got married. They also had two children together, Lukas was born in 1993 while Hana came along in 1997. In 2004, Kenny and Julia’s union ended in divorce.
Dead or Alive?
News came in on social media on the 13th of January 2019 that the veteran musician had passed away. The details which received over one million likes and condolence messages on a Facebook page read that Kenny Loggings died in the early hours of Sunday at about 11: a.m. ET. This was however discovered to be one of those celebrity death hoaxes that seem to be on the rise. Kenny Loggin is thus alive, in good health and still going on tours, giving his fans the music that they love and he looks like he is going to be around for many more years to come.