RIP Kenny Rogers

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  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Goodnight Gambler
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  2. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
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    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Saw him many years ago . Great singer and of coarse all the ladies loved him . What a career . R.I.P. Kenny
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  5. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Gretschie

    Jan 2, 2018
    First concert I saw in the round was Kenny Rogers. To this day I remember how good that show was.
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  6. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    Kenny Rogers passing is saddening...
    American Icon in my life..
    Somewhat cheesy at times but always cool... God Rest His Sole
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  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I hadn’t heard this he was a staple back in the day! Even his silly movies were fun.
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    When I was a kid, I thought the lyrics to Lucille were "four hundred children and a glockenspiel." Not sure how I knew what a glockenspiel was, but I did.

    He knew when to fold 'em. RIP.
  9. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Oh no. I haven’t heard from him in so long. He was everywhere on TV and radio for a couple of years there. Great songwriter and charismatic performer.

    Remember his chicken restaurant chain that was the the talk of the town for awhile and then disappeared like smoke?
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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Sorry to hear that.
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  11. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    RIP sad news
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  12. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
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    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
  14. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    I’ll be durned. I didn’t see that one coming at all. Of course, Glen Frey was a surprise too.

    He had a great voice and chose great songs. He really did some wonderful stuff in his solo career. He also had a role in the development of the Eagles, being the person that brought Don Henley and Shiloh to SoCal.
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  15. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    One of my favorite artists of the time. Peaceful resting Kenny.
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  16. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    Not the best news...

    I don't hear Glockenspiel out of it ... but I just tried to (the fourhundred children I get ... he met a real fertile dude there...). Maybe a german native won't get to hear that.

    Sad. He'll be missed...
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    My dad used to sing it as, you picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel, 400 children and a crotch that won't heal.
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  19. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    R.I.P. Kenny. My son got the chances to sing with him on stage for two different concerts during Kenny's Christmas shows in Detroit. He would invite one of the local High School Choirs to sing backup. Kenny was a kind soul, and in a world of terrible behavior, he was a role model for them.
    The irony was that some of the choir, didn't know that he was famous, because he was that well grounded, and humble.

    To give the youth an opportunity like that took risk the others may have avoided. Backstage, I asked why take the risk if the kids can't stay on pitch, or have no sense of timing? One of his assistants made the comment that if they motivate only one child to love music and behave properly, it was worth the risk.
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  20. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I really enjoyed how some of his songs were sung in that natural story telling way. They just keep the listeners attention and you walk away with the meaning. RIP Kenny.
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