Author Topic: RIP Kenny Rogers  (Read 459 times)

Pingu

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RIP Kenny Rogers
« on: March 21, 2020, 11:50:22 pm »
Not my cup of tea, but I seem to have heard him all my life so he's probably made some sort of impression.

T42

  • Old fool in a hurry
Re: RIP Kenny Rogers
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 08:33:50 am »
The name rings a very distant bell.
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citoyen

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Re: RIP Kenny Rogers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:44:57 am »
I’m a big fan. Love a bit of country schmalz. I’m rather partial to his hit duet with Dolly Parton (which was written by Barry Gibb):
https://youtu.be/HQW7I62TNOw

And of course there’s the brilliant The Gambler, which is the song that made him famous:
https://youtu.be/7hx4gdlfamo

A song for our times!

But my favourite track of his isn’t country at all - he had a bit of a psych rock phase in his early years and produced this gem, which may be familiar from the Big Lebowski soundtrack...
https://youtu.be/AULOC--qUOI
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Re: RIP Kenny Rogers
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 08:40:06 pm »
I remember having a big row with my dad about Kenny; my dad thought he was the greatest singer that existed. I thought he had a great sounding voice but limited range.

Brilliant entertainer. Half decent actor.
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Re: RIP Kenny Rogers
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 01:46:59 pm »
Great photographer.