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.
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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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