Today is the 68th birthday of singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins.
While most young people probably know Loggins for his movie hits I'm All Right (Caddyshack), Footloose (Footloose) and Danger Zone (Top Gun) or they listened to his children's song albums when they were young, they don't know what a talented singer/songwriter he is and his long rock legacy with both Loggins and Messina and as a solo artist.
Not only was Loggins responsible for such rockers as You're Mama Don't Dance and My Music while playing with Messina, he also penned the tender love songs Danny's Song and Love Song along with House on Pooh Corner and that was just during the first phase of his career.
After the breakup of the duo, he went on to solo albums that contained such classics as Whenever I Call You Friend, Meet Me Halfway, Heart to Heart and the now holiday standard Celebrate Me Home.
In the early 80's, Loggins made an appearance on the short-lived ABC take on Saturday Night Live called Fridays.
While Fridays may have been short lived, it did give the world a couple of up-and-comers that went on to greater things, Larry David and Michael Richards of Seinfeld fame and comedian Rich Hall. All three also wrote for the show along with Larry Charles who went on to work on Seinfeld, Mad About You, The Tick and Dilbert.