Dave Loggins

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Dave Loggins
Birth name David Allen Loggins
Born (1947-11-10) November 10, 1947 (age 66)
Mountain City, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Pop, country
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals
Labels Epic Records, Vanguard Records

David Allen "Dave" Loggins (born November 10, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

Musical career[edit]

He is remembered best for his 1974 song composition "Please Come to Boston", which was a number 5 popular music success (number 1 Easy Listening) in the U.S. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during 1995. He is claimed by singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins as his second cousin.[1]

Loggins also wrote the song "Pieces of April" for the band Three Dog Night, which was a top-20 success during 1973. He has written material for Restless Heart, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, Gary Morris, Alabama, Toby Keith, Don Williams, and the number 1 success "Morning Desire" by Kenny Rogers. During 1984, he recorded "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do," a duet with Anne Murray, which scored number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Loggins and Murray were named Vocal Duo of the Year at the CMA Awards during 1985.

Loggins also composed the theme music "Augusta" that is used on broadcasts of The Masters Golf Tournament. "Augusta" was later released as part of a collection of songs about golf named The New Course Record. On this recording, Loggins shared the vocal duties with Birmingham-based singer and pianist Ray Reach. The arranging duties were shared by Don Hays and Ray Reach. Hays shared the producer's role with Dan Green and noted Nashville musician and producer Mike Chapman.

Before becoming a musician, Loggins was employed as a draftsman and as an insurance salesman.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
US CAN
1972 Personal Belongings
  • Release date: February 1972
  • Label: Vanguard
1974 Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop)
  • Release date: October 1974
  • Label: Epic
53 74
1976 Country Suite
  • Release date: 1976
  • Label: Epic
1977 One Way Ticket to Paradise
  • Release date: October 1977
  • Label: Epic
1979 David Loggins
  • Release date: 1979
  • Label: Epic
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US US AC CAN CAN AC
1972 "Claudia" Personal Belongings
1973 "Think'n of You"
1974 "Please Come to Boston" 5 1 4 2 Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop)
"Someday" 57 83
"Girl From Knoxville"
1976 "Movin' to the Country" Country Suite
"Savior of My Natural Life"
1977 "Ship in a Bottle" One Way Ticket to Paradise
1978 "So Much For Our Dreams" Our Winning Season (soundtrack)
1979 "The Fool in Me" David Loggins
"Pieces of April" 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Bubbling US AC US Country CAN CAN AC CAN Country
1984 "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" Anne Murray 3 10 1 79 1 1 Heart Over Mind
1985 "Just as Long as I Have You" Gus Hardin 72 52 Single only
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Bill. "Dave Loggins". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-01.