- Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina joined forces in 1970. Jim was an independent record producer and met with Kenny. By the end of the recording, there was so much of Jim in there that they became what their biography refers to as an “accidental duo.”
- Jim had previously been a member of both Poco and Buffalo Springfield.
- In six years, Kenny and Jim recorded six albums and sold over 16 million records.
- Despite releasing many memorable songs, including, Danny’s Song and House at Pooh Corner (also a hit for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Your Mama Don’t Dance was their only single to perform well on the US singles chart.
- Kenny and Jim parted ways in 1976.
- Kenny continued to have hit records throughout the 1980s—including Footloose from the soundtrack of the movie of the same name. Jim didn’t find quite the same popularity.
- In both 2005 and 2009, the boys came together for reunion tours.
your mama don’t dance fax
- Released in 1972, Your Mama Don’t Dance reached #4 on the US singles chart. It was their biggest hit and their only gold single.
- Your Mama Don’t Dance featured on Kenny and Jim’s first album, the self-titled, Loggins and Messina.
- Your Mama Don’t Dance was covered in 1974 by… wait for it… Elvis! It was a part of a medley on his 1974 live album. It was also covered by US band Poison. Their 1989 version reached #10 on the US charts.
- Your Mama Don’t Dance lyrics.
your mama don’t dance – loggins and messina – 1972 – video
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