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March 21, 2020



In 69, ‘Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town’,

on Reprise, a UK No.2, for Kenny Rogers & The First Edition.

In 70, ‘Something’s Burning’, still in Reprise, peaked at No.8,

and in 77, ‘Lucille’, on United Artists, gained a No.1 position.


Still in 77, ‘Daytime Friends’, on United Artists, made No.39,

and in 79, ‘She Believes In Me’, at No.42, followed on.

In 80, ‘Coward Of The County’ – the next hit on United Artists,

became a gold-selling, UK No.1.


Also in 80, ‘Lady’ – the last hit on United Artists,

climbed to a US.No.1 & UK No.12 height.

And in 83, Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton,

on Liberty, peaked at No.28, with ‘We’ve Got Tonight’.


Two more hits followed in 83, the first being,

‘Eyes That See In The Dark’, making No.61, on RCA.

And ‘Islands In The Stream’, for Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton,

also on RCA – a silver selling, US.No.1 & UK No.7 play.


In 07, ‘The Gambler’, on Liberty,

peaked at No.22,

ending this glimpse, into some of the work,

by this most respected artist, loved by me and you.


Thank You For The Music.

R.I.P  Kenny Rogers    1938 – 2020.


written by

Harriet Blackbury.

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