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Kenny Rogers circa the ’70s

Kenny Rogers

Band: Kenny Rogers & First Edition, solo 

Position: singer, songwriter, guitarist

Died: Mar. 20

Cause: brain cancer

Age: 67

Distinctions: The Houston-born country crossover singer had hits with First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Conditon Was In)" (No, 5, 1967) and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (No. 6, 1969) - and as a solo artist with "Lucille" (No. 5, 1977), "The Gamber" (No. 16, 1987), "She Believes in Me" (No. 5, 1979), "Lady" (No. 1, 1980), "We've Got Tonight" (No. 6, 1983, with Sheena Easton) and "Islands in the Stream" (No. 1, 1983; both "Lucille" and "The Gambler" received Grammy Awards (he was nominated 19 times); Kenny Rogers released 36 studio albums; he also started the chicken chain Kenny Rogers Roasters; died from natural causes; was 81. 

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