‘Nobody’s Fool’ by Kenny Loggins – Classic Hit or Miss
Today’s Classic Hit or Miss features an artist we play regularly on WFGR! – Kenny Loggins was born in Everett, Washington, the youngest of three brothers. His mother was Lina (Massie), a stay-at-home mom, and his father, Robert George Loggins, was a salesman. They lived in Detroit and Seattle before settling in Alhambra, California. Loggins attended San Gabriel Mission High School, graduating in 1966.
He formed a band called the Second Helping, that released three singles during 1968 and 1969 on Viva Records. Greg Shaw described the efforts as “excellent punky folk-pop records” that were written by Loggins who was likely to be the bandleader and singer as well; Shaw included “Let Me In” on both Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 2 and the Pebbles, Volume 9 CD.
Loggins had a short gig playing guitar for the “The New Improved” Electric Prunes in 1969 before writing four songs for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, w During his early twenties, he was part of the band Gator Creek with Mike Deasy. An early version of “Danny’s Song” (later recorded by Loggins and Messina) was included in a record on Mercury Records.
Later he’d hook up with former Poco Front Man Jim Messina, followed by a solo career.
Of the seven albums released by Loggins & Messina from 1971–1976, two were platinum and five were gold.
Since going solo, Loggins has released 13 albums, three of which were certified gold (500,000 shipped), and four became platinum (1 million shipped)
Today’s song was a late 80’s, often forgotten tune from the Flop of a Movie – Caddyshack 2. “Nobody’s Fool” hit #8 on the Pop Charts in 1988, despite the movie being just mediocre.