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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: atikovi] #5381892 03/21/20 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Are there any of his restaurants in the U.S. anymore?


From what I could find, no, but they are apparently very popular in several Asian countries.

Re: RIP Kenny [Re: CT Rob] #5381898 03/21/20 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by CT Rob
RIP frown

You can bet Kenny is at peace. He kept active in charitable groups / donations. He's now being rewarded for that and no demons will ever sit in his afterlife corner.

Kenny may have to do a few ounces of penance-time. But that place has a bright, white light, at the end of it's tunnel.


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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5381924 03/21/20 09:10 AM
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Rest in peace frown


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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5381932 03/21/20 09:14 AM
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I never gave Kenny Rogers a thought beyond knowing a few his songs.

A good long interview on WNYC was part of his book tour. 2, possibly 3 Autumns ago (Christmas book sales)
He referred to "The Gambler" as the song musicians DON'T KNOW TO pray for because NOBODY can imagine a song that big or impactful.
He said crowds all over the world sang every word of that song all the way through. Fans claimed that his songs helped them learn English.

A quote I loved involved the TV series "The Gambler". Kenny said modestly and likely out of respectful deference to the actors working with him, "I don't know anything about acting but I am good at wearing what wardrobe tells me to and speaking like myself"

QUESTION: Didn't they (NBC?) make 2 "The Gambler" mini series? I thought they did.

He made good money as a youth in Texas. His story jumped right to Los Angeles if I remember correctly.

Famous musicians would stay in his grand house for a year at a time. There might be a famous band guy in his mansion revising his housing plans right now. Tough time to travel nameless sessions man.

"I Just Dropped in to See What Condition Your Condition Was in"....sorry to hear you died.

edit: As I recall from the interview, an Asian man contacted him to use his name on the chicken joints. KR's involvement was never more than that. I assume he went to one or more store openings. I forget in which region the restaurants still exist.

Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5381952 03/21/20 09:37 AM
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His 2 early big hits in the 1960's that brought him to fame. Ruby 1969 and "Condition" 1967.

Ruby

What condition my condition was in

Condition studio version

Wrecking Crew probably backed Kenny on "Condition."

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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: Cujet] #5381958 03/21/20 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Cujet
Oh no. I guess I'm at the age where all my favorite singers are going to be leaving us.

I had the exact same thought. We also are reminded of our age when we mention our favorites to our younger cohorts and they respond "who is that?".

RIP Mr. Rogers.

Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5381962 03/21/20 09:45 AM
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One of his "pop hits" i particularly liked, over sentimental, but we're entitled once in a while



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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5382038 03/21/20 11:19 AM
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RIP Kenny!


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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5382039 03/21/20 11:20 AM
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I thought Kenny was among the background musicians in "Condition".

Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5382107 03/21/20 12:40 PM
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Lots of great props for KR, who was a great talent I enjoy to this day. However, he was far from a perfect person. He had almost no relationship with his sons when they were young.

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Kenny Rogers and The First Edition was his original group. He went from rock into more country and pop.


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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: 69GTX] #5382150 03/21/20 01:48 PM
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People forget he was a rock star before he crossed over to country.

Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5382155 03/21/20 01:52 PM
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Kenny also spent some time as a folkie with The New Christy Minstrels in the mid 60s.


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Re: RIP Kenny [Re: MrQuackers] #5382208 03/21/20 02:49 PM
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Is there anyone that didn't like this man? All these stars dying make me question how long my time on earth will last.


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"You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille, 4 hungry children and a crop in the field. I've had some bad times, lived through some sad times but this time the hurtin' won't heal. You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille". RIP, Kenny Rogers!

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