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Sail away with me to another world…

So long Kenny. See you a little further down the road.

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  • Gordon Scott March 21, 2020, 11:48 AM

    Whuddaya know. Somewhere in the darkness, the gambler, he broke even.

    Many years ago, at WE Fest, in Detroit Lakes, MN. I had my back to him, as I was security, see? But I overheard a guy ask him, “Do you ever get sick of singing, ‘You got to know when to hold up,’?”

    Kenny’s reply: “Man, I am thrilled that anyone wants to hear me sing that enough to pay me.”

  • Rob De Witt March 21, 2020, 1:19 PM

    every hand’s a winner
    And every hand’s a loser
    And the best that you can hope for
    is to die in your sleep

    That’s been with me for thousands of dark nights. Thanks, Kenny.

  • brinster March 21, 2020, 2:31 PM

    For a long time, I assumed one or both of them wrote Islands in the Stream. Wrong! The Bee Gees wrote it. Cross-pollination at its finest.

  • Casey Klahn March 21, 2020, 7:27 PM

    Gordon Scott: great story. KR was a true gentleman artist.

  • rabbit tobacco March 21, 2020, 10:01 PM

    Saw kenny in the 80’s
    His opening act was the righteous brothers
    Wonderful show

  • DanMan March 22, 2020, 6:36 AM

    Late 80s at the Arena Theater in Houston. KR puts on a great show and as it is coming to a lose he reintroduces as a former rocker and breaks out with a very raw and classic ‘Condition’. About 1/3 of the audience jumped up and ran for the exits! The rest of us laughed our asses off.

    Got to see one of his lat shows 2-3 years ago at Michael Berry’s Redneck Country Club. KR had lost some of his edge but the gratitude he expressed to that sell out crowd was exceptional. Still had a sense of humor and did a great job of telling stories of the past 60 years of doing what he enjoyed.

  • Nori March 22, 2020, 11:30 PM

    Kenny Rogers Roasters. Great chicken.

    We Five.
    RIP,Kenny

  • tim March 23, 2020, 5:24 AM
  • Nori March 23, 2020, 6:53 AM

    First Edition,Not We Five. Thank you,Tim. Great song,too.
    I’ve been taking too many duhhh pills lately.

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