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Kenny Rogers at 81 R.I.P.
« on: March 21, 2020, 08:50:41 AM »

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The great Kenny Rogers (The Gambler, Lucille, Coward of the County, Donít Fall in Love with a Dreamer, She Believes in Me,....) has passed at 81.

Hits with the First Edition in the 60s like Ruby, Donít Take your love to Town, Somethingís Burning. Then a stellar solo career for 4 decades.   Also fast food restauranteur with namesake restaurants across the USA. 

Had 11 top 10 Billboard singles.
21 #1 on Country charts .
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i like it when a bass player makes it.

RIP.

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Sorry to hear, RIP Kenny.

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Too bad. RIP, Kenny.
"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"

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Loss of an icon.  RIP.
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On Saturdays, in the late 70's and early 80's, there were always chores that had to be done so my siblings and I did them and it took several hours. While cleaning, my mom would always put The Gambler on the stereo. 40 years later I can still sing every song on that album verbatim. It was etched into my memory forever.

I hated it at first but then grew to appreciate it and then love it and started listening to other Kenny Rogers stuff. All really great music. The man was a legend even back in the 80's.

RIP, Kenny, the other cooler Mr. Rogers from my upbringing.

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On Saturdays, in the late 70's and early 80's, there were always chores that had to be done so my siblings and I did them and it took several hours. While cleaning, my mom would always put The Gambler on the stereo. 40 years later I can still sing every song on that album verbatim. It was etched into my memory forever.

I hated it at first but then grew to appreciate it and then love it and started listening to other Kenny Rogers stuff. All really great music. The man was a legend even back in the 80's.

RIP, Kenny, the other cooler Mr. Rogers from my upbringing.

Very cool story. TP.

When I was a kid, my parents pretty much listened only to country music in the caróI disliked most of it then, but I appreciate (and like) much of it now, and that includes Kenny Rogers. "The Gambler" is one of the most iconic country songs, and certainly the one I know best and remember from my childhood (grew up in the '80s).
"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."

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RIP indeed

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[dang]. RIP

I love islands in the stream, buy me a rose and the gambler amongst others! true legend!
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Iíll be honest


The only thing I know about him is the fire roasted chicken restaurants he had in America like 20 years ago

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Some of my favorites:
Coward of the County
Lucille (you picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille)
Ruby, Donít take your love to town
Donít fall in love with a dreamer

He was a smart music businessman I think. Knew what he could do and couldnít - played to his strengths and got about as much out of his music career as he possibly could have.  A lot of people rolled their eyes when hid songs came on, but before you knew it you found yourself listening and sometimes singing along.


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Iíll be honest


The only thing I know about him is the fire roasted chicken restaurants he had in America like 20 years ago

Its not there anymore?

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Iíll be honest


The only thing I know about him is the fire roasted chicken restaurants he had in America like 20 years ago

Its not there anymore?

KR Roasters are no longer in America, but thriving in Asia.