Soundtrack of my Life: 1979

This is my third entry in a “soundtrack of my life” project — one song that is representative of each year of my life since about 1977, when I was five years old and was approximately the time when I have specific memories of music.

1979: “The Gambler,” Kenny Rogers

Not really much to say about this; we listened to tons of Kenny Rogers when I was a kid, and this falls squarely into the “kids listen to the music of their parents” category. At home, in the car, etc.; this eight-track was in pretty heavy rotation. I still listen to it every now and then; it’s one of those songs that holds up pretty well over time.

Andy Bartlett

By day, I am the executive director of communications and marketing at Bemidji State University. The rest of the time, I'm a husband, father of three, and proponent of super heroes, lasers, space ships and explosions.

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