PICS: Kenny Loggins at Pala Casino

San Diego, you're in the danger zone: Check out our photos of Kenny Loggins' performance at Pala Casino's Starlight Theatre on Friday, July 6.

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For the unfamiliar, Loggins is an American songwriting icon -- and he's even been spotted hanging out in San Diego from time to time (word on the street is that he has a house near Solana Beach).
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His early compositions were recorded with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1970 and included on their "Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy" album.
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Eventually, he teamed up with Jim Messina (formerly of Poco and Buffalo Springfield) for the songwriting duo Loggins and Messina from 1972-77. They enjoyed a string of hits.
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In 1977, he went solo. His first album, "Celebrate Me Home," included the hit song "I Believe in Love" -- which was sung originally by Barbra Steisand in "A Star Is Born." Fun fact: Loggins turned down an offer to co-star with Streisand in the Academy Award-winning film (Kris Kristoffersen ended up landing the role).
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Fun fact: Loggins co-wrote "What a Fool Believes" with Michael McDonald -- which went to No. 1 on the pop charts and earned Loggins and McDonald the 1980 Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
During 1979, Loggins and McDonald also wrote "This Is It" for Loggins' ailing father. The song earned Loggins the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
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As a solo artist, Loggins experienced a string of huge soundtrack successes, so much that he was known in the '80s and '90s as "The Soundtrack King."
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He received an Academy Award nomination for "Footloose" in 1984. Other soundtrack hits included "I'm Alright" from "Caddyshack"; "Meet Me Half Way" from "Over the Top"; and, of course, "Danger Zone" and "Playing with the Boys" from "Top Gun."
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Fun fact: Loggins appeared in the 2013 video game "Grand Theft Auto V," playing himself as the host of an in-game radio station called Los Santos Rock Radio.
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The FX animated comedy series "Archer" has a running joke about "the danger zone" and Loggins even appeared as himself in the episode "Baby Shower" on its fifth season.
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In 2018, Loggins lent his voice to a caricature of himself on the animated TV series "Family Guy" in the episode "Veteran Guy."
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Come back soon, Kenny!
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