Skip to comments.Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dies at 81
Posted on 08/08/2017 2:00:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died Tuesday. He was 81.
In 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news.
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He defined a generation, the one before music went rotten.
Goodbye Glen. Thank you for the fine performances through the years. Go forward into God’s embrace. Glen’s condition lasted a few years, long enough, of course, but sometimes this ordeal can last far longer.
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” . . . NOT
In tears I watch this video. I loved this man and his guitar.
Ghosts on the Canvas
Yes, You’re correct. My mom passed away from Alzheimers. She had sung in Operetta’s as a young girl, and she could still sing a lot of songs, even up to the very end.
I’m so glad Glenn didn’t stop singing. It was a way to soothe his mind; it must have given him a lot of peace.
“The Wichita Lineman is still on the line.”
RIP Mr. Campbell
Never was a fan of his songs but boy howdy could that guy play some guitar...absolutely loved to see him just play.
Sorry to see Glen go, RIP guitar guy.
If you like Glen, go to YouTube and look up Roy Clark, one of the videos is of him and Glen doing Ghost Riders as an instrumental, a must see for fans of both.
Galveston, oh Galveston
Too bad. I liked the man.
Rip, Mr Campbell
May you now rest gentle on my mind.
One of the best overall musicians ever IMO when all taken into account.
Country music crossed over into popular music because of Glen.
Ever meet anyone that didn’t like The Wichita Lineman”?
Here’s Glenn with another guy who was no slouch on the guitar, Jerry Reed.
From what I was told, he couldn’t read music. But he sure could play it.
The story behind the song:
My favorite. RIP troubadour.
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