From the recording Ramada Rose 1982 single country
EK tried to end career as Kopperfield in 1979 after breaking up his last show group and then going on solo career as a one man band. He go married to Gwenda Bruhn and had four children to care for so thought he would stop music and get a "day" job. Could not get one-- was over qualified or no experience. Went back on the road and opened for Suzie Nelson and River Rock in Kansas City for a benefit performance for MS. Talked to a reocrd producer at Comstock Records in Shawnee, Kansas and decided to borrow enough money to promote a single nationwide. He and Gwenda went to Nashville in 1982 and Kopperfield recorded Ramada Rose and Island Dream Both sides received airplay and it reached the charts in some indi circles. Was looking good until Kenny Rogers put out two songs, Ronnie Milsap had a song out, and Gatlin Brothers had a rising hit. Then a major music person was shot and all promotion ended as radio stations were only playing his records for the next several weeks. Bad break the company said but lets put out an album CAn you raise $&&*())))))-----right. no thanks. So ended the Nashville singing career.