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Old 03-21-2020, 01:52 AM
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Somewhere in the darkness, the Gambler, he broke even (RIP Kenny Rogers)


It's a little buried in the news right now because of everything going on right now, but it's come out tonight that Kenny Rogers is dead of natural causes at age 81.

I can't say I was ever a huge fan of his, but he was definitely a great songwriter who managed to succeed in multiple genres and the music world is better for having had him in it.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:17 AM
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His music was everywhere during that country and pop crossover, my dad must have listened to thousands of hours, usually accompanied by a strong drink.
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Old 03-21-2020, 02:51 AM
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I never really realized the impact the guy had until a few years ago. I didn't know he had like a series of movies and all that.
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:09 AM
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Very sad night for old KJ. I grew up on his music. List another hero tonight
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Old 03-21-2020, 05:33 AM
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I enjoyed his music for a long spell. May he RIP.
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Old 03-21-2020, 06:01 AM
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Yep, looks like the dealin's done.

RIP, Kenny.
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I just dropped in to see what condition his condition was in.

Not good, apparently...
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:06 AM
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Kenny Rogers entertained a lot of people for over 50 years. He started in Rock with Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.

He wisely switched to country for even bigger success. It seemed like he always came up with hits every few years. He toured with Dolly Parton for a few years. It was quite a career.

RIP Kenny

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Old 03-21-2020, 09:33 AM
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My very first tape (Christmas gift given with a tape recorder) was a Kenny Rogers greatest hits collection. *sigh*

I seems like these days country music is much more loud and crude, so I don't listen to it as much. I might get some Kenny Rogers playing on the YouTube while I work on Shutdown Spring Cleaning.
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:37 AM
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I miss his roasted chicken. Better than Boston Market.
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:14 AM
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Im a fan, and sorry to hear this. He picked a fine time to leave.
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Read elsewhere on the internet...

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Old 03-21-2020, 11:21 AM
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He finally went to his island in the stream.
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I didn't like that old bastard anyway. He drank down my last swallow of whiskey.
RIP. Gambler.
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Sorry to hear this.

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You gotta know when to fold 'em.

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Old 03-21-2020, 03:39 PM
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I liked his videogame advice:

"If you're going to play the Gameboy, you've gotta learn to play it right.
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He didnt write many songs, and none of the ones hes best known for, but he sure could pick em and make them his own
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Y'all recall his first hit, right? I JUST DROPPED IN TO SEE WHAT CONDITION MY CONDITION WAS IN. Yeah, yeah, oh-ah yeah. That's okay. Much of his stuff was okay. But then there's RUBY DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN, a song of nearly unbearable pain - and he sang it live as a singalong party song. Sad. Kum-by-yah, Kenny.
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Pride of Ladner - Will Sasso - would like to share some words...

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Between his First Edition days and country music success, Kenny often showed up during commercial breaks pitching his Quick-Pickin' 'n Fun-Strummin' Home Guitar Course.
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For those only familiar with Rogers later work, check out Ruby and Reuben James, two great story songs from early in his career.
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I just dropped in to see what condition his condition was in.

Not good, apparently...
Very first record (45) that I remember buying, although it could have been one of my older siblings. Prior to that, all the recorded music in the house was either my parents' or kiddy albums.
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