Tag: Kenny Loggins

14-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 14th

On this day in 1983: The Pretenders bass player Pete Farndon died from a drug overdose. He was fired from the group on June 14th 1982, (two days before Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott was found dead of heart failure). Farndon was in the midst of forming a new band with former Clash drummer Topper Headon […]

07-Apr

This Day In 80s Music, April 7th

On this day in 1981: Bruce Springsteen & The E. Street Band kicked off their first European tour in Hamburg, Germany. This was Springsteen’s first tour outside North America. The Tour was to promote their double album ‘The River.’ On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins started his second of three weeks at #1 on […]

31-Mar

This Day In 80s Music, March 31st

On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins started a three week run at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the 1984 film ‘Footloose’ starring Kevin Bacon. “Footloose” was co-written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins. It was released in January 1984 as the first of two singles by Loggins from […]

12-Apr

This Day In Music, April 12th

On this day in 1984: Kenny Loggins was enjoying his third and final week on top of the U.S. singles charts with “Footloose” the title track to the motion picture. “Footloose” would lose its #1 spot to another motion picture theme song, “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins on April 14, 1984. “Footloose” is ranked […]

31-Mar

This Day In Music, March 31st

On this day back in 1984: Kenny Loggins started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with ‘Footloose’, the theme from the film with the same name, a #6 hit in the UK. On this day back in 1986: O’Kelly Isley of The Isley Brothers died of a heart attack, at […]

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