Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kenny Loggins, one of contemporary music’s touchstones, will make an exclusive Bay Area appearance at the Marin Center, packing over three decades of hit singles and selections from 12 albums that have sold beyond platinum status. The performance will be on Friday, May 16, 8 p.m. at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Avenue of the Flags at Civic Center Drive in San Rafael. Tickets are $60, $40 and $30; Premium seats are $85 and can be ordered through the Marin Center Box Office at 415-499-6800 or visit www.marincenter.org.
There are certain voices in popular music that can be identified as soon as a song starts…Kenny Loggins is one of them. He began singing in his early 20s in the band “Gator Creek,” and continued his career in the 1970s, when he connected with fellow singer-songwriter Jim Messina. This Loggins and Messina duo lasted until 1976, which spawned “Danny’s Song,” among many others. In 1977, Loggins went on to produce his first solo album, Celebrate Me Home, which included the hit “I Believe in Love.” In 1978, he released “Whenever I Call You Friend,” a duet with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, followed by “Keep the Fire” in 1979. In 1982, he recorded the album High Adventure where he collaborated with Michael McDonald on “Heart to Heart” and also with Journey lead singer Steve Perry on “Don’t Fight It,” both Billboard Top 20 hits that year. Loggins also wrote the song “What a Fool Believes” with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers.
He is equally successful as a movie theme song composter, with movie hits including “I’m Alright,” (CADDYSHACK), “Danger Zone” (TOP GUN), “Nobody’s Fool” (CADDYSHACK), and the Oscar-nominated “Footloose” (FOOTLOOSE) and “For the First Time” (ONE FINE DAY).
Official Website: http://www.marincenter.org
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