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Kenny Rogers RIP

From RS, Kenny Rogers passed away last night at age 81. 

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/kenny-rogers-dead-obituary-200706/

 

We will miss you, Kenny. You made the world a better place. Your music lifted us all. RIP.

 

Love Lifted Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMH3Vlxzj2w

 

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
Honored Social Butterfly

Kenny Rogers and First Edition:

Just Dropped In.  1968

But You Know I Love You.  1969

Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town.  1969

Reuben James.  1969

Something's Burning.  1970

Tell It All Brother.  1970

Need The Call.  1970

Honored Social Butterfly

I have been a fan since his early rock days in the 60s with First Edition.

An amazing voice has unfortunately been silenced.

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Thank you for sharing.  Boy this is hard to believe. RIP

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
Honored Social Butterfly

I'm not a big country music fan, but I always LOVED Kenny Rogers. My Mom was a huge fan and she would play his music all the time so I grew up loving him, even when it wasn't cool to do so. He was a humble and gentle man and an amazing musician. Will always think of him when I listen to my fav by him "Islands in the stream" with the equally amazing Dolly Parton. And fyi, that song was written by The Bee Gees. RIP Kenny we will miss you 😢

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And mentioned in the obit was this song written by Prince - - - 

 

You're My Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9pWscqa23Q

 

It's kinda like country met R&B. Rogers sang across many genres. I didn't know, until I read it in the obit, that Kenny Rogers and The First Edition was born out of The New Christy Minstrels, a group that I listened to a lot back in the 60's. I loved KR &TFE, especially Just Dropped In (to see what condition my condition was in).  

 

 

"Rock 'n' roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them." Pete Townshend
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I saw him about 5 years ago and he put on a really good show. He had great stories behind the songs. He said he had no clue what just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in was about but he sang it and he did it very well. Love this from The Big Lebowski.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dooSFIvLn-Y

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