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RODGERS RICHARD L. RODGERS (Age 70) Folklorist and Musician On May 6, 2008 of Laurel, MD. First member of the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, serving in various board positions since 1964. A familiar presence at folk concerts and festivals, Dick Rodgers played several instruments, including a hurdy-gurdy he built. A memorial potluck supper, with shared remembrances and singing, will be held on Saturday, June 14, 6 p.m. at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St, NW, Washington, DC.

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Published in The Washington Post on May 25, 2008.
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June 3, 2008
An obituary article about Dick is on page B6 of the Washington Post for Monday, June 2, 2008, headed "Richard 'Dick' Rodgers, 70; Folklorist and Musician". A well-deserved tribute! Andy
Andy Teter
May 27, 2008
Here's to Dick Rodgers, a sweet man and a good sport.

"And I bid you good night..."
Liz Milner
May 26, 2008
His definitive performance of "The Boston Burglar" had to be heard to be believed, and it made me a believer. When it's my time to go, I'll know I'm in the right place when I see him in the Great Song Circle In The Sky.
Charmion Chaplin-Thomas
May 26, 2008
Dick's gone to "Fiddler's Green" and I'll miss him and his hurdy gurdy, guitar, pipes, fiddle, voice and friendly personality. A dyed in the wool folkie and a real character! He and I went to the Old Songs Festival near Albany NY in 2006, my first time there. See the obit and many comments about Dick at Also see the death notice in the Washington Post Sunday May 25, p. C10.
Andy Teter
May 26, 2008
Dick loved nothing more than to gather with us and sing. He loved our music, and, in his prickly way, he loved us. I will miss him.
Susan Clark
May 26, 2008
can hear St. Peter calling out" WHAT is that sound? Where are some
heavenly Angels to sing back up?" My fondest memory of Dick was his
time spent on the circle wall at Glen Echo at the Washingto Folk
Festival,hurdy gurdy in full bloom,playing to and attracting passerbys.
He is Earthly gone but his Spirit lives on!
David Eisner
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