Kenny Rogers, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Kenny Rogers

“I don’t know that I remember. When I was in high school, I had a group that was called the Scholars, which was a huge misnomer because I think we were lucky if we had C averages, but we really liked the Four Freshmen, so we called ourselves the Scholars.

Anyway, we ended up owning a record store when we were in high school, so I don’t know if I ever really bought an album. It was just a little thing called the Scholars’ Record Rack, and it was about 100 square feet, you know, 10×10′. But we broke even or made a little money. It was kind of fun because we were high school entrepreneurs. We sold a lot of records, had no clue about business and probably got broken into once a week.

I listened to the radio a lot, but I don’t know if I even had a record player at that time. I honestly don’t remember actually, physically going out and buying an album.”

Veteran country-pop superstar Kenny Rogers brings his annual “Christmas & Hits Tour” to Proctors in Schenectady at 8pm on Thursday. Billy Dean will be his special guest. Tix are $20, $35, $45, $55 & $70.

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One Response to “Kenny Rogers, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?”

  1. Normando says:

    “But we broke even or made a little money. It was kind of fun because we were high school entrepreneurs.”
    Kenny’s description of when Ruby did take her love to town is surprisingly free of remorse or regret.

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