On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 08:28:59 -0700 (PDT), The_LA_Flash
Post by The_LA_Flash Post by Patrick Finucane
Kenny Rogers, RIP. The Gambler. http://youtu.be/7hx4gdlfamo
I know Kenny made a lot more music than just The Gambler but to me he was a one hit wonder. I seem to recall to did something with L. Richie, do you remember what it was? They won some kind of award...
Wow, Kenny Rogers had a whole string of hits in the 60's, 70's &
I remember so vividly when I was 15 years old in 1967 during the
VVietnam war, listening to the only local popular music radio station
on my beloved transistor radio as they played Kenny Rogers and the
First Edition's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" constantly. It
was a song with an ironic twist about a paralyzed war vet whose wife
walks out on him because he can no longer meet her needs.
Then that same year was Kenny's "Reuben James." And a few years
later, "Lucille" which became an instant classic and is still sung 45
years later at karaoke bars. Then there was the "Coward of the
County"". And "Thrugh The Years"; the beautiful, "She Believes in Me"
and "You Decorated My Life." And who hasn't heard Kenny Rogers'
enduring classic "Lady?"
Or his two smash hit duets: "Every Time Two Fools Collide", his #1
duet with the late great Dottie West. And the iconic "Islands In The
Stream" with Dolly Parton, my personal favorite.
All these songs were all so much a part of my life that I guess it
seems funny to me to read that someone has only heard, "The Gambler."
He was anything but a "one hit wonder." I guess we listened to
different radio stations.