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August 19, 2014
Such an amazing voice! Got even better with age.
July 30, 2014
He was the best
July 26, 2014
I went to a concert of his in 1977 at Miami University in Oxford,OH. He had the most amazing voice.
April 16, 2014
I discovered Kenny Rankin in 1976 and I am 62 years of age and still consider him my very best singer of all time. His passing saddens me as if I lost a close famiy member, how many times was his album playing as I celebrated my life, or suffered and mourned a loss. Kenny became the soundtrack of my life, and his voice will forever be etched in my heart. Susan Pistilli Orlando Florida God Bless and know you are missed but your voice lives on.
February 24, 2014
I was so sad to learn today that Kenny Rankin died in 2009. I was curious to see if he was doing a tour, and read the news. I first heard him in 1978, on an LP. I've loved his voice and guitar playing ever since. I was fortunate enough to see him in the early 80's at a small venue in San Diego, called "The Bachannal", and then at a Jazz Festival in San Diego in 1990. So sorry he's gone.
February 17, 2014
I remember where I was when I heard Kenny passed away. I was in Times Square at the Iridium and told the bartender he passed and he said "wow, no way". Jose Feliciano was standing in for Les Paul and the news spread quick. He was well loved. My sister loved Kenny's music too and I got a good friend at WNOP Radio to have Kenny sign an album for my sister that said "Happy Birthday" and Kenny did this with a smile. What a talent, what a heart and I cant help but think what a humanitarian he was when listening to "The Fall". RIP Kenny, you are still loved and your music will never die.
January 19, 2014
I lost my best friend Octavio when I was 20, I remember that I gave him the K.R. Album (with Don Costa´s orchestra) days before his car accident during the night of the 24th of December, while he was driving from Mexico City to the US. At that time he was in a very sad mood because his first love relationship was over; he told me that the album was his best companion during that special period of his lifetime, that was about to end. Kenny´s soft voice, his lyrics and intimate music arrangements, have always awaken the best of me, I' am sure it did the same for him, this gift was the best for him.
March 08, 2013
I lived in Southern California in the early 1970s where I was introduced to Kenny's music. I still have 4 or 5 of his albums. I think if I had a choice to leave this earth with only a small collection of music selections Kenny Rankin's music would be one of the top 3 . . . James Taylor and Steely Dan being the other two. I don't have the right words to express how much peace, joy, and happiness listening to Kenny's music has ALWAYS brought me. I lost touch with his career until a year ago when I learned he had already passed. My condolences to his family, his granddaughter, his wife . . . his children whose picture I remember from one of his albums . . . the two little daughters with their little innocent bare bodies against his. So, thank you Kenny Rankin, for the utter joy you gave me and so many others so long ago and for the legacy of your music that we can all continue to enjoy and share with new souls who come into our world. You remain a favored troubadour . . . for all eternity. Most appreciatively from the bottom of my heart, a fan, Jennie Campos, Tucson, Arizona
February 16, 2013
Such a talent! His style and uncanny ability to reconnect with so many tunes that others had presented before him, giving new life and often times a completely welcomed rendition with a new twist that made his version his own....his music touched so many and will live on forever! Rightly so, a true artist with distinction! Thank you dear friend for all you have given us!
February 10, 2013
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