Song of the Day: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”

Kenny had been a member of The New Christy Minstrels when he and several other members leftr to form The First Edition. Their first hit, "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," was a psychedelic rock song that reached #5 on the Hot 100 in 1967. They recorded "Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town" in 1969, after which they moved more toward a country sound. This reached #6 on the Hot 100 and #2 in Canada.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”

      1. Yes he should have…I liked his voice and he had a cool look. It’s odd looking back because we know what happened.

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          1. yea I know… I knew his stepson…went to school with him…very nice guy. He said that Kenny was a good guy and from what I hear he is.

            Also went to school with Don Williams kid….the kid was awful but Don was a great guy. I met him more than once mowing the city’s park just to help out…

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              1. Yes he was. A very giving guy also. He was always nice to me and the people he dealt with around me…His son didn’t pick up on it.

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