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Loggins & Messina Biography

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Birth Place: USA
Years Active: 1971–1976, 2005-present
Genres: Folk Rock, Pop, Country

Loggins and Messina are a pop-rock duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina who hit the height of their success in the early 1970s. The duo is known for their popular hit songs: “Danny's Song,” “House at Pooh Corner,” and “Your Mama Don't Dance.” Messina and Loggins met when Messina was working as a record producer at Columbia Records in 1970, and Loggins was an up-and-coming singer/songwriter signed to ABC-Dunhill. The duo made an instant connection through their musical tastes and began collaborating together. As a result, Columbia Records offered Loggins a record deal. Loggins and Messina's debut album, “Sittin' In” arrived in 1971 and largely went unnoticed by the press. However, the album became a hit on college campuses.

Over the next four years the duo released five more studio albums, a cover album, and two live albums. By 1976 the duo parted on good terms and decided to pursue solo careers. A greatest-hits album, “The Best of Friends” was released a year after the duo had separated. Loggins went on to have a very successful solo career that included a string of hit songs during the 1980s. 2005 saw the duo reunite for a compilation album, “The Best: Sittin' In Again,” which was followed by a tour. 2009 marked another tour for Loggins and Messina as they released new material together. Currently the duo continues to work on solo projects, in addition to working together as a duo and touring all over the world.