Kenny Rogers

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2000 (The 2001 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town (1969)
The Gambler (1978)
Islands in the Stream (1983)

Kenny Rogers @ Wikipedia

Kenny Rogers Videos

Will Kenny Rogers be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


7 comments so far (post your own)

01. Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
02. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
03. Lucille
04. She Believes In Me
05. You Decorated My Life
06. The Gambler
07. Coward Of The County
08. Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer
09. Lady
10. Through The Years
11. Islands In The Stream
12. We've Got Tonight

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 03.1.09 @ 13:47pm

Kenny Rogers' former groups:

The New Christy Minstrels
The First Edition

Posted by RAKER on Tuesday, 03.3.09 @ 13:29pm

Influence on rock and roll?

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 04.14.09 @ 10:47am

Kenny Rogers discovered Don Henley and Shiloh, the group Henley was in at the time. Kenny Rogers brought them to LA, put them up in his home and produced their album. Rogers had the publishing rights to Henley's music. When Henley went to join the Eagles, Rogers gave (not sold)Henley the rights to his music.

Hootie considers Kenny Rogers an influence.

Kenny Rogers was not pure country. His music was a fusion of several genres : rock country folk jazz r & b.

Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 09.29.15 @ 15:31pm


Like the post on Kenny Rogers. I was young but in the late 1970's and early 80's Kenny Rogers was 1 of the hottest artists out there. He was ubiquitous on TV, movies, concerts. His songs seem to saturate radio. My Grandma even had his cassette tapes and albums. He worked with great artists Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie and influenced several artists. You could make The Gambler today it would be big hit. Especially with the Poker boom today. He's 70+ years old now. He deserves to be in RRHOF in some way. We've Got Tonight, Lucille and Lady were big hits as well. They played Islands In The Stream to death. KING

Posted by KING on Tuesday, 09.29.15 @ 17:24pm


Thanks. He was born in 38 so he only just a few years away from 80. I always liked his duets with Dottie West - When Two Fools Collide and I Feel Sorry For Anybody That Isn't Me Tonight. Coward of the County was another good one.

He does deserve recognition as a solo, as a First Edition or as a New Christie Minstrel. I was just checking out some videos on the First Edition and I'll write something on that one later. I forgot how much I enjoyed this music.

Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 09.29.15 @ 18:09pm

Kenny Rogers should have been eligible in 1983.

He released his first record in 1958, a doo wop song called That Crazy Feeling. Although it didn't chart nationally, it was big in Houston where he was already known for being in a doo wop group called the Scholars. It went to #3 locally.

Posted by Zuzu on Tuesday, 10.17.17 @ 23:18pm

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