Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir

Luck or Something Like It: A Memoir

by Kenny Rogers


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A living legend of Country Music and a worldwide music icon, superstar Kenny Rogers has enjoyed a fascinating five decades in show business, and he tells the full story of his remarkable life and career in Luck or Something Like It. From his days with hit group The First Edition to his sterling solo work, the artist who "knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em" knows how to tell a captivating life story as well–bringing a golden era of Country Music to life as he recounts his remarkable rise to the top of the charts. An honest, moving, eye-opening view of a musician's life on the road, Luck or Something Like It is the definitive music memoir–a backstage pass to fifty years of performing and recording presented by the one and only Kenny Rogers, one of the bestselling artists ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062071613
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 295,077
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kenny Rogers is one of the bestselling artists of all time with more than 120 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is a three-time Grammy Award winner, and has won eighteen American Music Awards, eleven People's Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and five Country Music Association Awards.

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 A Pair to Draw To 5

Chapter 2 Music and Country 23

Chapter 3 Lovesick Blues 33

Chapter 4 Moving On Up 39

Chapter 5 Goin' Solo 49

Chapter 6 Where It All Began … Jazz 61

Chapter 7 It's Not All Wet Towels and Naked Women 71

Chapter 8 Just Dropped In 85

Chapter 9 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town 99

Chapter 10 Back on My Own 119

Chapter 11 Lucille 137

Chapter 12 The Gambler 157

Chapter 13 The Good Life 177

Chapter 14 A Life of Photography 199

Chapter 15 Around the World 209

Chapter 16 After the Gold Rush 225

Chapter 17 Wanda 237

Chapter 18 Comeback 261

Chapter 19 Looking Back 279

Acknowledgments 289

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Luck or Something Like It 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
RS64 More than 1 year ago
In this book Kenny Rogers does not let himself off the hook for anything he has done in his life. He gives credit to the people that deserve it and does not hog the spotlight for himself. I truly enjoyed this book, it made go back and listen to old CDs and albums from decades ago.
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Easily the best book I've read recently. Candid, well written and honest. I'm not a rabid fan of Rogers, so whether or not you are, it's a great read.
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