Kenny Rodgers was a side man acoustic bass with the First Edition, when
starting out in 1967. I knew and met the original group in New York when
working with TRO, inc. and was present at their opening gig at the famous
Blue Note jazz club. Kenny later paid our bill at one of the clubs in
Detroit where they were performing, which Violet (late wife) and I attended.
It's sad to see so many of my musician friends/colleagues leaving us; young
and old. My mother used to think, at 92, she had lived too long and no one
would show up for her memorial....but a 150+ people showed up at her
appreciation event a few years earlier before she moved into a senior home.
I hope all of you keep healthy and reconnect with your friends before it's
too late to say what they meant to you or how they influenced what you
Paul T. Jackson
Steilacoom, WA 98338
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