Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:39 pm    Post subject: Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

The legendary Kenny Rogers has passed away at the age of 81. The AP report linked here says he died of "natural causes" while in hospice care. He had bladder cancer in 2018, and Radar Online reported that he was dying in May of last year. Who knows if that is the reason, but regardless, he was certainly a legend. At one point, he was the most popular singer in America, and of course he also acted, most notably as "The Gambler." RIP.

https://apnews.com/34a33052994dd662c1a8b70751e03b30
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As a child my Mom listened to all his music and I could sing it all
Along with Dr Hook/Eddie Rabbit/Loretta Lynn/Dolly/Waylon and willie and the boys

Had to learn Coward of the County to try to calm my own anger

Not Kenny but I learned a Conway Twitty song to sing to my Mom when I was about 9-10 "Happy Birthday Darling" lol

I used to sing few lines to Lucille often just for fun...

and Reuben James.. .. I loved you then and I love you now

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Reuben James, for you still walk the furrowed field of my mind
Faded shirt, the weathered brow
The calloused hands upon the plow
I loved you then and I love you now, Reuben James
Flora Grey
The gossip of Madison County died with child
And although your skin was black
You were the one that didn't turn your back
On the hungry white child with no name, Reuben James
Reuben James
With your mind on my soul and a Bible in your right hand
You said "turn the other cheek
A-there's a better world a-waiting for the meek"
In my mind these words remain from Reuben James



Pure Legend of Country Music
Thank you for entertaining us through the years
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:19 am    Post subject:

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I've sung many a Kenny Rogers tune at karaoke over the years.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:25 am    Post subject:

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You gotta know when to hold em.
Know when to fold em.
Know when to walk away.
And know when to run.


Some of mankinds best advice....


RIP Kenny....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:06 am    Post subject:

He picked a fine time to leave us...

RIP Kenny!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:29 am    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
As a child my Mom listened to all his music and I could sing it all
Along with Dr Hook/Eddie Rabbit/Loretta Lynn/Dolly/Waylon and willie and the boys

Had to learn Coward of the County to try to calm my own anger



So he decorated your life?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:49 am    Post subject:

It was time to Fold Em. RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:04 am    Post subject:

My parents took me to a Kenny Rogers concert at the Universal Ampitheater when I was a kid. His songs made the soundtrack for many childhood vacation trips. I don’t know how anyone can watch his duet with Dolly Parton and not smile:

https://youtu.be/HQW7I62TNOw
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:07 am    Post subject:

Kenny Rogers headfaking Jordan and scoring. You reach, I teach, Mike.

https://youtu.be/CuhDW1fkmTk?t=301
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
It was time to Fold Em. RIP


Much like Jodeke, Chick Hearn, Bob Barker, Ricardo Montalban, Marvin Gaye, Billy Dee Williams, etc, Kenny Rogers was one debonair, smooth mofo, especially with the ladies.

You all had swag before anyone knew what swag was.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:18 am    Post subject:

Kenny Rodgers was the first album I was allowed to get - 8 track!

Soundtrack of my early years.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject:

Surfitall wrote:
My parents took me to a Kenny Rogers concert at the Universal Ampitheater when I was a kid. His songs made the soundtrack for many childhood vacation trips. I don’t know how anyone can watch his duet with Dolly Parton and not smile:

https://youtu.be/HQW7I62TNOw


It was the only time Dolly didn’t sound like shrill warble Barbie
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:01 pm    Post subject:

The master of the duet and always a classy gentleman.

Listened to a few of his today in his honor, RIP Kenny!
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