Luck or Something Like it: A Memoir

2012

Kenneth Ray Rogers traveled a long way from roots in the “projects” of Houston Texas. He knows what it is like to eat beans and rice for dinner, father a child while a senior in high school, suffer through multiple divorces, feel guilt over estrangement of his older children, and he was downright broke when most of us would think he was living well. His is a true rags to riches story of overcoming adversity with a lot of bumps along the road. Rogers got his start performing in a high school band called The Scholars, even though the band members were all C students.  Then it was on to LA and Nashville with the First Edition’s smash psychedelic hit, Just Dropped in to See What Condition my Condition Was in to mega-stardom with Ruby, Don’t Take your Love To Town, Lucille, Coward of the County. His duets with Dottie West, Lionel Richie, and Dolly Parton are part of his best work as an artist. Through it all Kenny said the most important things to him were family, friends, and memories. He has amassed a life time of experiences. A breezy read.

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