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    RIP Kenny Rogers

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51986611

    81 years old. The man was ubiquitous when I was in my teens and twenties. He lived a long and prosperous life.

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    RIP.

    I liked the First Edition hits.

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    He finally folded.

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    with Glen Campbell on lead guitar


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    This is heartbreaking. I just felt a part of my youth pass by. He was a favorite of my grandparents. I constantly heard his songs at their house in the '80s. My grandfather even looked like him. RIP Kenny, you were the king of country.

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    Looks like the condition he's in not so good, he knew when to fold'em.

    Bummer.

    RIP

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    Sorry to hear. He was beloved by millions. RIP Kenny and thanks for the music and memories.


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    My parents played his records a lot when I was a kid. Not really one that stood out for me among the country artists they enjoyed, but somehow there's still a nostalgia there. RIP.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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    Coward of the County... such a classic, with them 3 Gatlin Boys!

    RIP

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    Rest in peace, Kenny.
    if you want money for people with minds that hate, all I can tell you is brother you have to wait

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    Embarrassing - I confused him with Kenny G
    RIP anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    Coward of the County... such a classic, with them 3 Gatlin Boys!

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    I can remember going around singing "Coward of the County" when I was about 5-6 years old. One of my earliest memories associated with music.

    RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    Coward of the County... such a classic, with them 3 Gatlin Boys!

    RIP
    Here here!
    RIP Kenny.
    No one plans to take the path that brings you lower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruno View Post
    Coward of the County... such a classic, with them 3 Gatlin Boys!

    RIP
    I knew some people went to a few Gatlin Brothers gigs back in '80s and '90s where usually there'd be at least one incident of someone yelling out "this one's for Becky!"

    We used to watch his old variety show back in the day when he was still in the First Edition. Growing up in the south he was one of the first major country/pop crossover star, even before Dolly.

    RIP

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    This is sad. Always appreciated his hit songs and smooth voice.
    RIP Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    He finally folded.
    He couldn't bluff anymore.
    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Embarrassing - I confused him with Kenny G
    RIP anyway.
    Hey, it's okay. I was reading elsewhere and somebody put the Footloose video up, thinking it was yet another Kenny...

    RIP

    I well remember the Conditions.
    Perhaps finding the happy medium is harder than we know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    with Glen Campbell on lead guitar

    My favorite Kenny Rogers song... considered VERY HEAVY for the time...

    RIP
    I got nothin'

    ...avoiding any implication that I have ever entertained a cognizant thought.

    live samples:
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    https://www.facebook.com/pg/PapaYode...=page_internal

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    with Glen Campbell on lead guitar

    Thanks for the video!.
    RIP!
    Pura Vida!.

    There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind. ∞
    Duke Ellington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yodelgoat View Post
    My favorite Kenny Rogers song... considered VERY HEAVY for the time...

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    Yeah, hard to believe that's the same guy who later sing The Gambler, Lady, Lucille and Islands In The Stream.

    He was one of those guys who seemed to be omnipresent on TV for awhile. Seemed like he was on every talk show, variety show, and awards show for a couple years.

    Anyone remember his feature film Six Pack? Not a great movie, but it did have a memorable moments. They were playing the song from that movie, Love Will Turn You Around, over the PA at work for awhile.

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    Lady was written by Lionel Richie. It made him very wealthy thanks to Kenny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Anyone remember his feature film Six Pack? Not a great movie, but it did have a memorable moments. They were playing the song from that movie, Love Will Turn You Around, over the PA at work for awhile.
    Saw that in theaters as a kid. Good stuff.
    On family road trips in the 80s, Kenny's greatest hits was one of the mainstay cassettes in the car that we'd all enjoy.

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    First Edition is really good. I had no idea...

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    As good as the original version is, I think this heavier version from 1972 tops it.
    RIP

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