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Kenny Rogers
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Kenneth Ray Rogers en 2006
Datos generales
Nacimiento 21 de agosto de 1938 (75 años)
Origen Bandera de los Estados Unidos Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos
Ocupación Cantautor, actor, productor discográfico
Información artística
Género(s) Country pop, country
Instrumento(s) Voz, guitarra, bajo eléctrico, armónica
Período de actividad 1958 - presente
Discográfica(s) Cue Records, Carlton Records, Mercury Records, United Artists Records, RCA Records, Reprise Records, Giant Records, Atlantic Records, Curb Records, Dreamcatcher, Capitol Nashville, WEA
Artistas relacionados New Christy Minstrels, The First Edition, Glen Campbell, Dolly Parton, Dottie West
Web
Sitio web www.kennyrogers.com

Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Rogers (n. Houston, Texas, 21 de agosto de 1938) es un cantautor y actor estadounidense.

Criado en uno de los sectores más pobres de la ciudad, comenzó en el mundo de la música con 20 años, tocando temas de otros cantantes de la época. Tuvo la influencia de varios músicos de la música country y soul, tales como Nat King Cole, Charlie Daniels, Arthur Alexander y Chuck Berry. En 1977 logró un gran éxito en todo Estados Unidos con su sencillo "Lucille", que arrasó en las listas de country siendo el numero 1 y además en los rankings de música pop. Otro de sus grandes éxitos en el country es el tema "Coward of the County". En 1979 su balada romántica "She believes in me" lo consagra ya no solo como un cantante country sino como un sólido intérprete romántico en los charts del mundo entero. En 1980 con "Lady" no solo obtiene la fama mundial sino la confirmación de ser una gran estrella de la música, además ganó un premio Grammy. Integró el grupo "USA for Africa", que cantó la famosa canción "We Are The World" en el año 1985.

Biografía[editar]

Kenny Rogers es el cuarto de los siete hijos concebidos por Edward Floyd Rogers, un carpintero, y su esposa Lucille, enfermera. Rogers se graduó en la "Jefferson Davis High School" en Houston. De acuerdo con su acta de nacimiento, su segundo nombre es Ray y a veces aparece en los créditos como "Kenneth Ray Rogers".

Discografía seleccionada (hasta 2006)[editar]

Álbumes[editar]

Con el grupo : The First Edition[editar]

  • The First Edition (1967)
  • The First Edition's Second (1968)
  • The First Edition '69 (1969)
  • Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town (1969)
  • Something's Burning (1970)
  • Tell It All Brother (1970)
  • Transition (1971)
  • The Ballad of Calico (1972)
  • Back Roads (1972)
  • Rollin (1973)
  • Monumental (1973)
  • I'm Not Making Music For Money (1974 NZ only release with exclusive tracks)

Solo[editar]

  • Love Lifted Me (United Artists 1976)
  • Kenny Rogers (United Artists 1976)
  • Daytime Friends (United Artists 1977)
  • Love Or Something Like It (United Artists 1978)
  • The Gambler (United Artists 1978)
  • Every Time Two Fools Collide (Kenny Rogers and Dottie West) (United Artists 1978)
  • Kenny (United Artists 1979)
  • Classics (Kenny Rogers and Dottie West) (United Artists 1979)
  • Gideon (United Artists 1980)
  • Christmas (Liberty 1981)
  • Share Your Love (Liberty 1981)
  • Love Will Turn You Around (Liberty 1982) Esta canción es hermosa la cantó el Complejo Educativo Everardo de Casa Tilly en el 'English Show 2009'
  • We've Got Tonight (Liberty 1983)
  • Eyes That See In The Dark (RCA 1983)
  • What About Me? (Kenny Rogers, James Ingram and Kim Carnes) (RCA 1984)
  • Once Upon a Christmas (Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton) (RCA 1984)
  • The Heart Of The Matter (RCA 1985)
  • Love Is What We Make It (Liberty 1985) (contains previously unreleased recordings from Kenny's UA/Liberty years)
  • They Don't Make Them Like They Used To (RCA 1986)
  • I Prefer The Moonlight (RCA 1987)
  • Something Inside So Strong (Reprise 1989)
  • Christmas In America (Reprise 1989)
  • Love Is Strange (Reprise 1990)
  • Back Home Again (Reprise 1991)
  • If Only My Heart Had A Voice (Giant 1993)
  • Timepiece (Orchestral Sessions with David Foster) (Atlantic 1994)
  • Vote For Love (onQ 1996)
  • The Gift (Magnatone 1996)
  • Across My Heart (Magnatone 1997)
  • Christmas From The Heart (Dreamcatcher 1998)
  • She Rides Wild Horses (Dreamcatcher 1999)
  • There You Go Again (Dreamcatcher 2000)
  • Live By Request (Dreamcatcher 2001)
  • Back To The Well (Dreamcatcher 2003)
  • Water & Bridges (Capitol Nashville 2006)
  • The love of God (Cracker Barrel 2011)

Compilaciones[editar]

  • Greatest Hits (1971) (Kenny Rogers And The First Edition)
  • Ten Years Of Gold (1977, features re-recordings of First Edition hits, plus early solo hits)
  • The Kenny Rogers Singles Album (U.K release of Ten Years Of Gold with Bonus tracks, 1979)
  • The Best Of Kenny Rogers (1979)
  • Shine On (European Release, 1980)
  • Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits (1980)
  • Lady (U.K release of 1980's Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits álbum, 1981)
  • Twenty Greatest Hits (1983)
  • The Kenny Rogers Story - 20 Golden Greats (U.K release, 1985)
  • 60's Revisited (1980s, with the 1st edition)
  • Greatest Hits (1988)
  • 20 Great Years (1990)
  • The Very Best Of Kenny Rogers (1990)
  • The Best Of Kenny Rogers (1999)
  • Kenny Rogers - Collection (2000)
  • Through The Years - 20 Greatest Hits (2001)
  • Legends - The Kenny Rogers and The First Edition Collection (2003)
  • 42 Ultimate Hits (2004)
  • The Very Best Of Kenny Rogers (2 CD set, European release, 2005)
  • 21 Number One Hits (2006)
  • Golden Legends - Kenny Rogers (2006)
50 years Kenny rogers ( 2008 )

Lista de sus principales éxitos[editar]

Las siguientes canciones ocuparon el número 1 en, al menos, una de las siguientes listas: Billboard Country, Billboard Hot 100, Billboard AC, UK singles chart.

  • Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town (1969) - US Pop #6, C & W #39, AC #6, #1 UK (NME chart).
  • Lucille (1977) - US Pop #5, C&W #1, AC #10 (Gold); UK #1
  • Daytime Friends (1977) - US Pop #28, C&W #1, AC #13; UK #39
  • Every Time Two Fools Collide (1978, with Dottie West) - US Pop #101, C&W #1, AC #44
  • Love Or Something Like It (1978) - US Pop #32, C&W #1
  • The Gambler (1978) - US Pop #16, C&W #1, AC #3
  • All I Ever Need Is You (1979, with Dottie West) - US Pop #102, C&W #1, AC #38
  • She Believes In Me (1979) - US Pop #5, C&W #1, AC #1 (Gold), UK #42
  • You Decorated My Life (1979) - US Pop #7, C&W #1, AC #2
  • Coward of the County (1979) - US Pop #3, C&W #1, AC #5 (Gold); UK #1
  • Lady (1980) - US Pop, C&W and AC #1 (Gold); UK #12
  • What Are We Doin' In Love (1981, with Dottie West) - US Pop #14, C&W #1, AC #7
  • I Don't Need You (1981) - US Pop #3, C&W and AC #1
  • Share Your Love With Me (1981) - US Pop #13, C&W #5, AC #1
  • Through the Years (1981) - US Pop #13, C&W #5, AC #1
  • Love Will Turn You Around (1982) - US Pop #13, C&W and AC #1
  • We've Got Tonight (1983, with Sheena Easton) - US Pop #6, C&W #1, AC #2; UK #28
  • Islands in the Stream (1983, with Dolly Parton) - US Pop, C&W and AC #1 (Platinum); UK #7
  • What About Me? (1984, with Kim Carnes and James Ingram) - US Pop #15, C&W #70, AC #1, R&B #57
  • Crazy (1985) - US Pop #79, C&W #1, AC #5 <
  • Real Love (1985, with Dolly Parton) - US Pop #91, C&W #1
  • Morning Desire (1985) - US Pop #72, C&W #1, AC #8
  • Tomb of the Unknown Love (1986) - US C&W #1
  • Make No Mistake, She's Mine (1987, with Ronnie Milsap) - US C&W #1, AC #42
  • Buy Me a Rose (2000, with Alison Krauss and Billy Dean) - US Pop #40, C&W #1 o Yea for Jerry Kings

Otras canciones destacadas[editar]

  • "Reuben James" (#26 pop in 1969)
  • "Shine On Ruby Mountain"
  • "Elvira"
  • "Just Remember You're My Sunshine"
  • "Today, I Started Loving You Again"
  • "The Hoodooin' Of Miss Fanny Deberry"
  • "Heed The Call" (#33 pop in 1970)
  • "While The Feeling's Good"
  • "Laura (What's He Got I Ain't Got)"
  • "Puttin' in Overtime At Home"
  • "Sail Away"
  • "The Long Arm Of The Law"
  • "I Want A Son"
  • "Maybe You Should Know"
  • "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight" (with Dottie West)
  • "Just The Thought Of Losing You"
  • "Love Is What We Make It"
  • "The Pride Is Back" (with Nickie Ryder)
  • "Don't Look In My Eyes"
  • "Our Perfect Song"
  • "The Stranger"
  • "Two Hearts, One Love"
  • "The Factory"
  • "When Your Put Your Heart In It"
  • "(Something Inside) So Strong"
  • "I Prefer The Moonlight"
  • "After All This Time"
  • "The Vows Go Unbroken (Always True To You)"
  • "There Lies The Difference"
  • "What I Did For Love"
  • "Some Prisons Don't Have Walls"
  • "If You Want To Find Love"
  • "The Greatest"
  • "Planet Texas"
  • "Slow Dance More"
  • "There You Go Again"
  • "Homeland"
  • "Harder Cards"
  • "My World Is Over"
  • "The Last Ten Years (Superman)"
  • "We've Got It All"
  • "lady"

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