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Dropping In to See What Condition Kenny’s Condition is In

The Gambler performs at the Ford Center Thursday night.

The Ford Center hosts Kenny Rogers this Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m. His list of hits is overwhelming, ranging from the Gambler’s early doings with the First Edition through his prolific solo career. I’ll just cherry-pick a few that come to mind this morning.

Here’s Kenny and the First Edition doing their hit version of a bit of Mickey Newbury psychedelia:

 

Many artists did this song, but I think Kenny had the biggest hit on it:

 

I include this one so that I may note that Kenny’s longtime friend Lionel Richie wrote it for him to cut. Here’s a clip of the two of them performing it, at what I would posit was at the apex of their respective hairstyles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNpCohqmxzY

 

I would be remiss to omit this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsHzUI1JC5k

 

I’ve always liked this one, which was the big song from the movie Six Pack, which I also love:

 

TANGENTIAL BONUS: A tribute to Swifty from Six Pack:

 

— Tad Wilkes, tad.wilkes@hottytoddy.com

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