Loggins and Messina

Loggins and Messina

“Music is the power to speak directly to the heart and to go around the mind. And because of that, people’s defenses are down. They’re not scrutinizing the message of music the way they would a speech or a lecture. And so that’s why music has...
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John Lodge of The Moody Blues

“The thing about music is the communication, and I hope that my music and the Moody Blues music communicates to people. And hopefully—even just a little bit—if it makes someone’s life better, fabulous.” John Lodge on songwriting November 2020     I wanted to...
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Gordon Lightfoot

“A great lyric is a marriage between the lyric and the melody. And that’s always stayed with me. I learned that the very first time I sat down with the music publisher.” Gordon Lightfoot on songwriting July 2020     Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and The Kingston...
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Billy Joel

“There are some people who may only know Billy Joel from hearing hit records on the AM or the Top 40 Stations who decided that they don’t like Billy Joel based on the hit records, and as a matter of fact, I don’t blame them. ‘Cause if I was going to...
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The Guess Who & Bachman-Turner Overdrive

“I know what came out of mouth was ‘American Woman, stay away from me.’ But really and truly I didn’t sit down and concoct some political, anti-war message. That was never, never the case and yet it did get banned in a few places.” Burton Cummings on...
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Grand Funk Railroad

“That song does what it’s supposed to do. There was no video with that song Dan so it’s up to the listener to run the video in their head, and the imagination of the listener is far greater than any video could portray.” Mark Farner on writing “I’m Your...