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Daytime Friends. Sold by Amazon. Additional taxes may apply. In the fall ofKenny Rogers made headlines with the announcement that he would soon embark on a farewell tour — after one of the most successful and iconic careers in the history of show business.
The spring of saw the singer begin that process with his "The Gambler's Last Deal" Final World Tour, saying goodbye Dont Take Your Love To Town his loyal legion of fans one city and one night at a time in what has been a critically-acclaimed night of music and memories.
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby also recorded a series of hits with country legend Dottie West and scored a big No.
Continuing to remain a presence on the country charts while becoming an iconic artist, Rogers has also published several books, including a autobiography. While his name was "Kenneth Donald" on his birth certificate, his family always called him "Kenneth Ray.
Rogers grew up poor, living with his parents and six siblings in a federal housing project. By high school, he knew that he wanted to pursue a music career. He bought himself a guitar and started a group called the Scholars. The band had a rockabilly sound and scored a few local hits. Breaking out on his own, Rogers recorded the hit single "That Crazy Feeling" for the Carlton label. He even got to perform the song on Dick Clark 's popular music program American Bandstand.
Changing genres, Rogers then played bass with the Bobby Doyle Trio, a jazz group. Moving on to a folk-pop style, Rogers was asked to join the New Christy Minstrels in He left after a year, along with a few other members of the group, to form the First Edition. InRogers left the group to go solo again and decided to focus his energy on country music. Two years later, Rogers reached the top of the country charts with the mournful ballad "Lucille," about a man being left by his wife.
The song also did well on the pop Youre The Reason For All The Songs - Hot - Hot, making it into Allentown Jail - Karen Young - Allentown Jail top 5 and bringing Rogers his first Grammy, for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male.
Quickly following up this success, Rogers released The Gambler in
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