COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.
entertainment

Actor, singer, 'The Gambler': Kenny Rogers dies at 81

24 Comments
By KRISTIN M HALL

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

24 Comments
Login to comment

Always liked him and a lot of his songs' lyrics. 'You gotta know when to hold em/know when to fold em/know when to walk away/know when to run. RIP.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

You got to know when to hold 'em,

Know when to fold 'em,

Know when to walk away,

And know when to run.

Appropriate in today's world. R.I.P. Kenny Rogers.

Stay safe everyone!

3 ( +5 / -2 )

I don't know much about the man, but I always liked his music. Fly straight, Mr Rogers.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

My aunt was a big fan and I always listened to him as a kid. He seemed to be a real gentleman. RIP.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Rip,Kenny.

My dad always loved his 'Coward of the County' song.

A life well lived.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

You've painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair...

Great memories of singing that song with the girls in the office where I was working at the time.

RIP Mr Rogers, great voice, some great songs - Coward of the County, The Gambler, and of course...

Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town

3 ( +3 / -0 )

RIP. The only song I can think of on the top of my head was Islands in the Stream with Dolly. A few years ago, I saw a photo of him for the first time in a long time. I was shocked at the plastic surgery.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

RIP Kenny. Will always remember your beautiful voice and music. My favorite is "Through the Years" as it was used at my wedding.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Damn he picked a fine time to leave us!!!

When I was about 8 I think every kid in Ireland could sing coward of the county although we never knew what the Gatlin boys had really done to Becky

Thanks for the tunes Mr Rogers

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Know what I'll be plugging in to the Karaoke next chance I get, Lucille!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

RIP

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I don't know much about the man, but I always liked his music. 

My ex used to work in a recording studio. She was always gushing about what a nice guy he was.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I always remember the Kenny Rodger's Roastery in KL when I hear his name. Good food. Good music.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

From “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In” to “Islands in the Stream," Kenny was a musical force. Thankfully, we'll have all of his music videos, movies and TV appearances to remember him by. Rest in peace, Kenny.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Was never a huge fan, but you had to respect The Gambler and its staying power. Islands in the Stream was a classic, too. Playing in my head as we speak, thanks to this. RIP, Kenny.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Thanks Kenny, for all your work. RIP

1 ( +1 / -0 )

A million chickens sleep a little easier tonight.

RIP Kenny. Knowing when to fold 'em has been a useful skill in my life.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Hey, have a listen to BOOM! And then have a think, maybe have a cry!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In” 

I didn’t know he sang that song. Thanks. The clip from “The Big Lebowski” with that song is priceless.

invalid CSRF

0 ( +1 / -1 )

After seeing a veteran friend of mine at a VA hospital a few years ago I drove to a racino on the way back home and caught this artist's show that evening. $20 got you and hour and a half of Kenny's hits and a song from from his newest CD. Even though he was pigeonholed as 'country' he's done great diversity in his career and the audience diversity showed it. The laser display at the end of his #1 hit 'Lady' sure surprized and wowed us! He also had a whack sense of humor, but if you were put off by his blue language at his show - well, a racino is for adults anyway. His music and films have enriched many people's lives, including mine. I feel blessed to have seen him live in concert and he was excellent. His music decorated my life. ROXETTE, RUSH, ROGERS. The 3 R's of Recent Rock tragedies. And while we're on it, let's not forget that Kenny Rogers has long been a spokesperson for the Kewadin casinos run by the Chippewa Native Americans up in Michigan. I've patronized them too.

RIP KENNY RAY ROGERS 1938 - 2020 AND THANK YOU!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The Gambler he broke even...

RIP

2 ( +2 / -0 )

blue in greenMar. 22 03:56 pm JST

The Gambler he broke even...

RIP

And his musical career gave us a jackpot of terrific tunes to listen to, reflect and remember. And his gamble of life itself has been fruitful and long. RIP GAMBLER

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@starpunk:

Good post, sport. Had to look up 'racino' - never heard that word before. Obviously just a USA thang.

You saw an hour and a half of Kenny Rogers for $US20? I can guarantee you if you'd seen Kenny in Australia it would have cost you the equivalent of $US100 - and they would've been the cheap seats.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

BigYenMar. 23 10:42 am JST@starpunk:

Good post, sport. Had to look up 'racino' - never heard that word before. Obviously just a USA thang.

You saw an hour and a half of Kenny Rogers for $US20? I can guarantee you if you'd seen Kenny in Australia it would have cost you the equivalent of $US100 - and they would've been the cheap seats.

RACINO = RACE track + CASINO

If it has a Hard Rock Café, then the term is 'ROCKSINO'.

$20 for a Kenny Rogers show, $25 for Smokey Robinson, and I've seen (and sometimes met) several other acts incl. Wang Chung, Fixx, Blues Traveler, A Flock Of Seagulls, the late Eddie Money (2X), Starship, George Clinton, Little River Band, Village People, Fuel, Foghat, and many others, FREE. Of course in those cases all of the listed above acts I've seen in a gambling house which means it's to entice you to gamble. And the strategy works, every time. Those shows aren't exactly 'free' and you're right - $20 to see Kenny Rogers was a lure to play the slots after the show! There really are no free rides! 

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites