For most of Richard's adult life people have commented on his remarkable resembalce to
Kenny Rogers.  At times people refuse to believe that he isn't Kenny traveling incognito.  
While living in Denver Richard was introduced to an agent who promptly booked him in his
first appearance.  At this event he noticed the other look-alikes were lip-synching.  He
asked his agent why she hadn't told him this was an option and she responded, "You don't
need to, you can sing!" Thus started his career of amazing people as "Kenny."

Richard had the opportunity, after being mobbed by fans thinking he was Kenny, to go
backstage and meet the real Kenny Rogers. Kenny remarked on their physical similarities
and his band seemed convinced they must be related.  Richard grew up in an orphanage
so you could wonder if maybe somewhere there is a reason for this strong resemblance.