KENNY ROGERS Signed Cheque
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Original cheque #159 dated September 1, 1976 in the amount of $27.00, signed by KENNY ROGERS, an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, entrepreneur and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the late 1950s, he started his recording career with jazz-singer Bobby Doyle and joined the folk ensemble The New Christy Minstrels in 1961, playing double bass and bass guitar as well as singing. In 1967, he and several members of The New Christy Minstrels left to found the group The First Edition, with whom he scored his first major hit, "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)", a psychedelic rock song which peaked at number five on the Billboard charts. As Rogers took an increased leadership role in The First Edition, and following the success of 1969's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town", the band gradually changed styles to a more country feel. The band broke up in 1975_1976, and Kenny Rogers embarked on a long and successful solo career, which included several successful collaborations, including duets with singers Dolly Parton and Sheena Easton, and a songwriting partnership with Lionel Richie. His signature song is 1978's "The Gambler", a cross-over hit that won him a Grammy award in 1980 and was selected in 2018 for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress. He would develop the Gambler persona into a character for a successful series of television films starting with 1980's Emmy-nominated Kenny Rogers as The Gambler. Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity with a hologrammed serial number.