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FlinterFile: Kenny Loggins- Whenever I Call You “Friend”

kenny loggins whenever i call you friend

In 1978, Kenny Loggins released his first big solo hit. He wrote the song with Melissa Manchester, but did not record it with her. The reason for that was that they were contracted to different labels. Melissa Manchester later released a version with Arnold McCuller. Kenny Loggins recorded it with Stevie Nicks (not credited on the single, by the way), who he met when he was the opening act of Fleetwood Mac when they were touring with the album Rumours. The song became a number 5 hit in the US. Enjoy

Kenny Loggins- Whenever I Call You “Friend”


Song of the day: Fleetwood Mac- Don’t Stop


Probably you’ve already recognized the album on which the song of the day is. Yes, it’s a single from the hit album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. This song was written by Christine McVie, and she sung on it with Lindsey Buckingham, the guitarist of the band. In the US the song peaked at 3, in the UK the song followed Go Your Own Way and peaked at number 32. The song is about the feelings of Christine after she seperated from John McVie. Enjoy

Fleetwood Mac- Don’t Stop

Song of the day: Blondie- Call Me


In 1980, a single came out. Well, more singles came out, but this particular one did come out then too. In the Billboard chart it became a number one and in the rest of the world it was a massive hit, too. One of the writers of the music was Giorgio Moroder, who firstly asked Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), but she refused. Then Moroder turned to Blondie, who wrote the lyrics in a few hours and then recorded it. The rest is history. Enjoy

Blondie- Call Me

Music Documentary 7: About Fleetwood Mac

I was looking into the TV guide to see what was featured tonight on the Dutch TV (as usual, not much which was interesting to watch) and I saw that they would do a re-run of the Fleetwood Mac documentary I saw last year. It’s a documentary about the great album Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. It’s part of the Classic Albums series, which is of course by itself a success and great! I have to see if they are available on DVD, since they are very interesting…

This documentary shows how strange the album Rumours is. As you probably know, Fleetwood Mac was a band where there were two couples, but they both were divorcing and the songs they wrote for each other were about how difficult the time was. Ironic is that the persons singing the songs were singing about themselves…

Luckily I found the documentary online, so if you’ve got a spare hour:Fleetwood Mac- Rumours

Song of the day: Fleetwood Mac- Little Lies


In 1987, Fleetwood Mac got back together. They had been working on solo projects for four years, but now they were back together. Read the rest of this entry