Loggins and Messina is an American rock - pop duo consisting of Kenny Loggins and Jim Messinawho achieved their success in the early to mids. After selling more than 16 million records and becoming one of the leading musical duos of the s,  Loggins and Messina broke up in Although Messina would find only limited popularity following the breakup, Loggins went on to be a s hitmaker.
In and again inLoggins and Messina have rejoined for tours in the United States. The two recorded a number of Loggins' compositions in Messina's home living room. When Columbia signed Loggins to a six-album contract with the assistance of Messinarecording began in earnest for Loggins' debut album, with Messina as producer. Messina originally intended to lend Rock N Roll Drive In - Various - Kings Of Rock N Roll name to the Loggins project only Thinking Of You - Loggins And Messina - Loggins And Messina help introduce the unknown Loggins to Messina's Thinking Of You - Loggins And Messina - Loggins And Messina Buffalo Springfield and Poco audiences.
But by the time the album was completed, Messina had contributed so much to the album - in terms of songwriting, arrangement, instrumentation, and vocals - that an "accidental" duo was born. Although at first the album went unnoticed by radio upon release, it eventually gained traction by autumnparticularly on college campuses, where the pair toured heavily. Loggins' and Messina's harmonies meshed so well that what was begun as a one-off album became an entity unto itself.
Audiences regarded the pair as a genuine duo rather than as a solo act with a well-known producer. It was either I now go on and continue to produce him and we do the solo career or we stay Better Off Dead - Rated-R* - Symphony and let this work.
For me, I did not desire to go back out on the road. I had had enough of that, and I wanted to produce records. But Clive Davis then president of the record company intervened and said, 'You know, I think you'd be making a mistake if you guys didn't take this opportunity.
Things like this only happen once in a lifetime. It may merit you sleeping on it overnight and making a decision that will be in your best interest.
Kenny made the decision as well. It delayed his solo career, but it gave him an opportunity, I think, to have one. Famed Grammy -winning keyboardist, songwriter Bullshit Generators - Pazahora - Pazahora record producer Michael Omartian played on the debut album, but did not join them on tour, although he played keyboards on the second and third albums.
Los Angeles-based session percussionist Milt Holland played on each of the duo's studio albums, but like Omartian, he did not tour with them either. Over the next four years they produced five more original albums, plus one album of covers of other artists' material, and two live albums. Their work was covered by other prominent artists, including Lynn Andersonwho recorded " Listen to a Country Song " in and reached 3 on the charts, and Anne Murraywho reached the U.
A greatest-hits album, The Best of Victim On Fear - Victim Kennel - On The Fieldwas released a year after the duo separated. The later studio albums often found both Loggins and Messina more as two solo artists sharing the same record rather than as a genuine partnership. As both Loggins and Messina noted intheir collaboration eventually became more a competition.
Never really a team of true equals because of the teacher—apprentice nature of their music experience levels, the pair had by early quietly, amicably parted to pursue solo careers, following the release of Native Sons. After a final concert in Hawaiithe duo split and went on to solo careers. Messina found solo success elusive, but Loggins went on to become one of the biggest hit makers of the s.
The two reunited in to choose tracks for an expanded compilation album of singles and album cuts The Best: Sittin' In Againwhich proved successful enough for them to embark on tour together. Their successful "Sittin' In Again" tour was launched in mid and played out the remainder of the year. They also released an album that year of the tour. The two Thinking Of You - Loggins And Messina - Loggins And Messina pleased enough to consider future Loggins and Messina projects and the two also toured in We were young and competitive and didn't realize that it wasn't necessarily all about getting your way, but you learn that if you grow up.
Their backing band changed from album to album, with the core members listed below. Many albums featured backing members who were well known in their own right; John Townsend and Ed Sanfordlater of the Sanford-Townsend Band " Smoke from a Distant Fire "contributed vocals and songwriting to the Native Sonstheir final studio album.
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