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The Gambler, Kenny Rogers

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by StratCat, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. StratCat

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    My father was a big fan and hearing Kenny always reminds me of him.

    RIP to The Gambler.
     
  2. laristotle

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  3. marcos

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    Yes, just saw this. What a career he had. One of the first to cross over from a rock band to country back in the 60's i believe. RIP .
     
  4. mhammer

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    Well I just checked in, and learned that his condition was in poor condition. Whether with roast chicken or tunes or screen appearances, he made a lot of people happy. So, for that, thanks, Kenny. You made it good, even without the wood.
     
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    That's a sad one to wake up to this morning.
     
  7. jb welder

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    Sorry to hear this. I'd like to think he was having a good time on this one:

     
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  8. bzrkrage

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    Kenny was a staple on my father in law's turntable.
    So much so that when his daughters had a few too many drinks at any bar, " The Gambler" is, still to this day, the drinking song of choise.

    RIP Mr Rogers.
     
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  9. Jimmy The Gent

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    RIP. Always liked his voice and music. A Kenny Rogers roasters opened about 10 minutes from my mom's house and we had it often. The food was delicious but it was never crowded and eventually closed.
     
  10. Lola

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    RIP Kenny. My fav was his duos with Dolly. He was a very talented person.

     
  11. Kenmac

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    I've always enjoyed Kennys singing. He always put his heart into every song he sang and there was a time back in the late 70's-early 80's when it seemed like nearly every radio station was playing songs like "She Believes In Me" or others every five minutes. I've never owned any of his albums or singles but back in those days you didn't need to as he was on the radio so often.

    Back in the mid 90s we had a Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant open up about 50 yards from where I worked. I really liked the food there and a fellow co-worker (who I'm still friends with) more or less became a regular at that restaurant and was disappointed when it went out of business. There's no question the man has had incredible success, he's had his own theatre, millions of albums/cds/singles sold worldwide, acting in a theatrical movie, T.V. movies, being inducted in the country music hall of fame and his crossover country/pop music chart topping songs. He also had a good sense of humour about himself.

    I like most of his songs but the song that might be my favorite is "Lady", a song written by Lionel Richie. I remember seeing Lionel on T.V. several years ago talking about originally writing the song for the Commodores under the original title, "Baby". The band at that time were tired of ballads so after a title change he gave the song to Kenny. The two things that stand out for me about that song is not only Kennys voice but also that haunting piano intro that can send chills up your spine. Let's also not forget his ads in the 70's for the "Quick pickin', fun strummin' home guitar course". :)

    He retired in 2017 and he lived to a good age, 81, but obviously it would be nice if he were still around. R.I.P. Mr. Rogers.
     
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  12. Jimmy The Gent

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    Very nicely said. I agree, the chicken was excellent.
     
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  13. Lola

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    This reminds me of the Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant in a Seinfeld episode.

     
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