Back to Where Are They Now: The Cast of 'Footloose'
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Kenny Loggins: Throughout the '80s, the former Loggins & Messina folkie was a one-man soundtrack factory, cranking out hit pop tunes for such smashes as 'Caddyshack' and 'Top Gun.' Most memorable of all was his theme song to 'Footloose,' which he co-wrote with Dean Pitchford, and which earned him an Oscar nomination. He and Pitchford also co-wrote another song for the movie, 'I'm Free (Heaven Help the Man),' which Loggins performed. In recent decades, as the 63-year-old has become a staple on the oldies concert circuit (including a 2005 reunion tour with Jim Messina), 'Footloose' probably remains his most popular tune and the only one to have spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart. He's been married twice, to Eva Ein (from 1978 to 1990) and to colon specialist Julia Cooper (from 1992 to 2004). These days, Loggins records with country trio Blue Sky Riders, with whom he also recently made some (NSFW) Funny or Die videos spoofing his '80s soundtrack career. At the Hollywood premiere for the new 'Footloose,' Loggins offered lukewarm praise for Blake Shelton's cover of the song and continued to marvel at the original film's success. "We figured it would be lucky if it got any attention at all," he said.