Full Name: Charles Kindred Vassy

Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer. USA
Known For: Former member of “Kenny Rodgers and The First Edition”

Instruments: Voice
Music Styles: Country Rock

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 16th August 1943

Date Died: 15th June 1994
Location Died: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Cancer


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Kin Vassy

Kin Vassy was a singer-songwriter who in addition to his solo recordings also recorded with other artists, most notably Kenny Rogers, Frank Zappa and Elvis Presley.

In the 1960s, Vassy made a name for himself as a member of The Back Porch Majority.

In 1969 he left them and joined Country rock outfit Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. As a member of the group he enjoyed a top 30 album – Something’s Burning – and one of his own songs “Heed The Call” became a top 40 hit in 1970.

Vassy left the group in 1972 after The Ballad of Calico album and was replaced by Jimmy Hassell.

Vassy went on to work on both a solo career and as a session musician. Soon after, however, he was slated to come back to The First Edition in order to replace his former bandmate Terry Williams.

In 1980 Vassy released the single “Makes Me Wonder If I Ever Said Goodbye” which featured ex-First Edition leader Kenny Rogers on backing vocals.

The singer, songwriter has also produced songs for many performers.

Vassy died of cancer in 1994.

He was to have one more hit. A Martina McBride recording of one of Vassy’s last songs “Phones Are Ringing All Over Town” hit Number 1 on the country music charts in 1996.