RIP Kenny Rogers. He finally folded ’em at age 81.

Kenny Rogers, one of country music’s biggest stars, has died at the age of 81.

Over the course of this career, he sold at least 50 million albums in just the US, giving him a net worth of around US$250 million.

This is probably the biggest of his 24 number one songs, many of which crossed over from country into the realm of pop.

The Smashing Pumpkins are fans. See?

Prince even wrote him a song under the alias Joey Coco.

Rogers retired from music in 2015. There had been rumours of poor health over the past couple of years. He died in hospice care.

More here and here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “RIP Kenny Rogers. He finally folded ’em at age 81.

  • March 22, 2020 at 7:17 pm
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    not your most emphatic headline

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