Kenny Rogers will sign memoir at Joseph-Beth

Dayton Daily News, OhioOctober 4, 2012 

  • IF YOU GO

    Kenny Rogers signs 'Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir'

    When: 3 p.m. Oct. 6

    Where: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, The Mall at Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Cir.

    Admission: Free, but tickets, free with the purchase of the memoir at Joseph-Beth, are required.

    Learn more: (859) 273-2911. Josephbeth.com.

Try guessing who was voted Favorite Singer of All-Time in 1986 by the joint readers of USA Today and People magazine?

It wasn't Frank Sinatra or Michael Jackson, both of whom were alive and well then.

It was Kenny Rogers, the bearded country superstar who will sign his new autobiography, Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington on Saturday.

It will be the first of two appearances that Rogers, the eighth best-selling male artist of all time, will make in Central Kentucky this fall. He will play a concert of hits and Christmas music Dec. 4 at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts in Richmond.

Now 74, Rogers still isn't in the Country Music Hall of Fame, but he's had a hit single in every one of the past six decades. His list of hits includes The Gambler, Lady and a top-selling 1983 duet with Dolly Parton, Islands in the Stream.

In 2000, Rogers, at 61, became the oldest artist in chart history to hit No. 1, with the song Buy Me a Rose.

Rogers came to mega-fame in the 1960s, fronting the rock band The First Edition, which scored big with such hits as Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).

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