Luck or Something Like It

Luck or Something Like It

Large Print - 2012
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Exploring the struggles of his long road, Rogers' story begins simply: growing up in Depression-era Texas, living in the projects, surviving in poverty, and listening to his mother, who always had just the right piece of wisdom. Recounting his early years, first as a jazz bassist and later as a member of the pioneering folk group the New Christy Minstrels, Kenny charts how he came into his own as an artist with the First Edition. Telling the stories that have become legends, he recalls the making of his career in country music and his most memorable songs, including "Lucille," "The Gambler," "Lady," and "Islands in the Stream." Along the way, he shares the friendships, both big and small, that have meant the most to him, describing the good times he's had with Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and, of course, Dolly Parton, and how through it all he continues to make music with the passion that has defined him from the start.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers , [2012]
Edition: 1st Harperluxe ed. large print ed
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780062088642
0062088645
Branch Call Number: 782.421642092 B
LP 784.092 R6326L 2012
Characteristics: xi, 395 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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smichal
Feb 18, 2013

this book is only suitable for fans of KR's music. He does not say much about his personal life at all, other than calling most of his ex-wives b*tches.

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