Kenny Loggins to Play bergenPAC, 8/7
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Kenny Loggins Thursday, August 7th , 2014 at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets to see this spectacular show at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Kenny Loggins' remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. He's had smash hits on Hollywood's favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, and found his way into children's hearts while bringing his soulful, beautiful voice to platinum albums of a stunning variety of genres. His gift for crafting deeply emotional music is unparalleled, and it's been a part of his life as long as he can remember.
His 1977 Phil Ramone-produced solo debut went platinum and included "I Believe in Love," the song he'd written for Barbra Streisand to perform in the film A Star Is Born. The album came out just in time for Loggins to score a gig opening for Fleetwood Mac on the Rumours tour, and he went from playing large rooms to arenas overnight. He struck up a friendship with Stevie Nicks, who generously offered to sing one of his songs. Loggins wrote the perfect tune with his friend, Melissa Manchester - "Whenever I Call You Friend" from his 1978 LP Nightwatch - which he credits as "the moment that launched my solo career."
The hits just kept on coming. Loggins pulled up for a songwriting session at Michael McDonald's house and heard the opening melody of "What a Fool Believes" coming out of the door. "He stopped playing after 8 bars, but my imagination kept going. So I like to say we were writing together before we met." The pair won a Best Song Grammy - Loggins' first - for the tune in 1979. The following year, the pair picked up a second Grammy for "This Is It," off Loggins' third consecutive platinum solo album, Keep the Fire. As the decade progressed, expanding his musical range, impressively exploring new textures of jazz, rock, and pop with ambitious production.