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Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)

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Subject: RE: Kenny Rogers
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 07:09 AM

Kenny Rogers   (1938-2020)

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Lucille

Pretty good range for a country boy.

R.I.P.


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Subject: RE: Kenny Rogers
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 08:49 AM

I likewise don't know a lot of Kenny Rogers music. Just the obvious UK hits. However that song Coward Of The Country has legs. For some reason it has legs and 40 years after it was a hit I get lots of requests for it here in the Kelso area. Often from younger folk. I'd say that along with Steve Earl's "Galway Girl" it is the most requested song I get that I haven't as yet learned.


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Subject: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 09:32 AM

I thought it was worth having a separate thread.

Obituary in People Magazine


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 09:44 AM

Here in the USA, The Country Music Association named the Barry Gibb penned song "Islands in the Stream" as the number one duet of all time in 2005. It had originally been intended for Marvin Gaye but Gaye was not particularly well and Gibb gave it to Kenny Rogers and produced that entire album, Eyes That See in the Dark (1983), off which it came as the first single. The perfect combination of Rogers' and Parton's voices make this a very popular song to this day. It was a huge crossover hit here.

Wikipedia article on Islands in the Stream


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: Jeri
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 09:48 AM

"Just Dropped In..." was written by Mickey Newberry
I think Rogers and the First Edition had one hit with it, before he moved on to country. Yes, it was the psychedelic era of American music.

I really like Islands In the Stream. It took me a while to figure out what was going on with the timing.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: gillymor
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 10:03 AM

From The Big Lebowski


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 11:30 AM

He was a good singer, and I still love 'Twenty Years Ago', but he wrote few of the songs he recorded. (Only about a half dozen, and they were co-authored.) RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 12:57 PM

R.I.P.
I would make a point of getting to a karaoke bar tonight, if all the pubs weren't closed!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 12:57 PM

RIP Mr. Rogers


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: pdq
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 05:52 PM

Country?


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 06:04 PM

He knew when to walk away.......


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: Johnny J
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 08:07 PM

Sad news but I daresay it will be OK for Ruby to take her love to town now..


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,keberoxu
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 09:13 PM

You got that right, Johnny J ...
that was a Kenny Rogers and the First Edition hit record,
along with 'Reuben James'
and 'I Just Dropped In.'


My happiest memory of Kenny Rogers goes back many decades
to a night when he hosted the Grammy Awards.
I had seen the Grammys hosted by
Andy Williams, and thought him too oily;
and by Paul Simon, who was a contender that year, did NOT win,
and got really strangely creepily unpleasant at the podium
about not-winning as he continued hosting,
with this tense fake smile on his face -- toe-curling unpleasant.

Kenny Rogers was a contender that year when he hosted,
and I believe that some other artist won instead of him;
but he never stopped rejoicing in the privilege of being up there
and being part of an event that he loved.
He lifted my spirits.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 21 Mar 20 - 10:10 PM

“You Can’t Make Old Friends” (2013) 

Lucille 


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 06:17 AM

Sorry about Kennyn always liked his gravelly voice and his obvious love for his profession. A nice personal interview from the Guardian


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 06:49 AM

Here Sorry about that, link


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 01:06 PM

I remember - I think it was back in the early 70's? - Kenny Rogers did a TV commercial for the Quick Pickin', Fun Strummin' Home Guitar Course. I believe it consisted of a booklet and LP record.

I think it was before he achieved Superstar status. Can't seem to find it on the Net, or I'd post a link.

Anyone else remember this?


Jay


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,Starship
Date: 22 Mar 20 - 03:56 PM

You weren't just dreamin' it, BJay:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/studioz7/42461803065


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: Acorn4
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 05:04 AM

Three of the country greats now gone:-

This is probably my favourite Kenny Rogers song:-

Sweet Music Man


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Subject: RE: Obit: Kenny Rogers (1938-2020)
From: GUEST,paperback
Date: 23 Mar 20 - 11:16 PM

Another of old Kenny's many

Buy Me A Rose


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