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  • Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (terrific guitar break) VIDEO

    10/23/2017 5:04:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    Video Link Love this musical video.
  • Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman (I think this is the original)

    08/14/2017 1:28:25 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    Video LinkI watched the Smothers Brother's show that night (I's been a long time and the mind plays tricks). Wichita Lineman came out in 1968. I graduated High School in 1966. But in my junior year of High School I worked a summer job at the county utility office. Honestly, I can't remember what I did (errands mostly)...but I wanted to be a writer when I grew up and was always on the look out for good stories...and the stories of our local linemen were not remotely like this song. The stories I remember were mostly about beer and...
  • I Clean My Gun and Dream of Galveston

    08/11/2017 11:17:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 04 December 2012 | Bill Kauffman
    Is there a better antiwar pop song than “Galveston,” which Jimmy Webb wrote and Glen Campbell sang in the Vietnam-hued year of 1969? Therein, a young soldier daydreams of his Texas home by the Gulf and the girl he left behind. He describes the things he misses—“seawaves crashing,” “seabirds flying in the sun”—and confesses, “I am so afraid of dying” without seeing girl or Galveston again. There is not a single note of preachiness or abstraction in the song. Yet in elevating home over foreign crusades, “Galveston” borders on sedition. It really ought to be banned under the Patriot Act....
  • Glen Campbell And The Wrecking Crew

    08/10/2017 5:21:48 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | 08/06/2017 | staff
    With the passing of Glen Campbell comes an opportunity to share one of the best tidbits of American music history. In the 1960s and early 1970s a group of highly skilled "session" musicians played in the recording studios of Los Angeles. They did more than back singers who were not part of bands, they were the musicians we heard on many of the top recordings of the day, ---snip--- he was, like the other members of the Wrecking Crew, one of the most talented musicians in the country when it came to backing famous artists of the day in each...
  • Glen Campbell - Gentle on My Mind (terrific guitar break--video)

    08/09/2017 4:37:39 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    What a genius.
  • Glen Campbell Music Videos - Miami Vice - Galveston; Alias - Wichita Lineman

    08/09/2017 3:26:04 PM PDT · by mairdie · 41 replies
    Galveston, for Miami Vice's Sonny Crockett and his first wife Caroline. Two other music videos by Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman, for Alias' computer geek Time, for Callan's spymaster
  • Interview with Alice Cooper on late musician Glen Campbell

    08/09/2017 2:51:10 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/10/2017 | Fox 10 Phoenix
    A really good interview. Alice Cooper on Glen Campbell
  • Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Dies at 81

    08/08/2017 2:00:36 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 74 replies
    Variety ^ | 08/08/2017 | Andrew Barker
    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 Alzheimer’s disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news.
  • Glen Campbell dead at 81

    08/08/2017 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 170 replies
    Breaking now.
  • Glen Campbell Is the Most Underappreciated Musician in America

    07/21/2017 4:43:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Week ^ | July 18, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    It's been nice to see that with the release of Adiós, his new — and almost certainly final — album, Glen Campbell is finally getting his dues from critics. Campbell has always been a hard critical sell, especially among people steeped in the Whig Interpretation of Pop History who don't own copies of Southern Nights but think that, say, Brian Wilson was some kind of genius because he introduced animal noises into mediocre pop songs. (Clearly these are people who have never browsed the racks at their local Goodwill, where roughly 50 percent of the records are goofy but very...
  • Glen Campbell Says ‘Adiós’ With Final Album Featuring Willie Nelson

    04/15/2017 7:10:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 04/14/2017 | By Lauren Moraski
    Glen Campbell will unveil his final studio album on June 9, six years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Called “Adiós,” the album features 12 classic songs that Campbell loved, but never had the opportunity to record. Among them are “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right,” “Everybody’s Talkin’” and title track “Adiós,” made famous by Linda Ronstadt. The set, recorded in Nashville shortly after the music legend wrapped his 2011 “Goodbye Tour,” features guest appearances by Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Campbell’s children, Ashley, Shannon and Cal. “Glen’s abilities to play, sing and remember songs began to rapidly decline after...
  • Glen Campbell’s wife talks about caring for an Alzheimer’s patient

    09/07/2016 4:27:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies | Sep. 7, 2016 | KAREN GARLOCH
    Linky only
  • Tragic News About Country Legend Glen Campbell – PLEASE PRAY!

    09/24/2015 7:42:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies ^ | Sep. 20, 2015 | TPI Writer
    Country legend Glen Campbell has been struggling with severe memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. A horrible disease in which there is yet not a cure. Now, we learned from his wife Kim that the legend is in the sixth of the seven stages of Alzheimer’s, which means he has lost all ability to communicate. This is tragic! He is responsive to family, but the disease can make him extremely combative at times:Kim, Campbell’s wife of 33 years, says the Country Music Hall of Famer has entered the sixth of the disease’s seven stages so his communication has diminished...
  • Glen Campbell Doesn’t Realize He’s Never Going Home Again

    05/01/2015 3:20:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/1 | Andrea Peyser
    With his “aw shucks, ma’am” charm and velvety voice, Glen Campbell was a legendary country and pop-music singer, guitarist and Hollywood hot guy. But now, friends and relatives tell me, he languishes in a “mediocre” facility outside Nashville, Tenn., for patients afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. He can spend only minimal time with his oldest children, say sources, who claim he is frequently alone except for the company of caregivers and TV crews recording his mental decline. He wants to go home, they say, and doesn’t understand that the facility is his residence, probably for the rest of his life.
  • 79 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Is Born in Delight, Arkansas

    04/22/2015 3:49:24 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 62 replies
    the boot ^ | 4-22-15 | Gayle Thompson
    Happy birthday, Glen Campbell! The singer was born on this day, April 22, in 1936. Campbell was born the seventh of 12 children to John Campbell, a sharecropper, and his wife Carrie. After his uncle, known as “Boo,” taught Campbell to play the guitar as a child, the future star relocated to Albuquerque, N.M., as a teenager, to play in his uncle’s band. In 1958, Campbell formed his own band, the Western Wranglers, and in 1960, he relocated to Los Angeles to become a session musician. Campbell’s debut album, Big Bluegrass Special, was released in 1962 on Capitol Records, but...
  • Glen Campbell’s ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ Wins 2015 Grammy Award for Best Country Song

    02/08/2015 3:49:46 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 29 replies
    the boot ^ | 2-8-15 | Scott Shettler
    Forty-eight years after he won his first Grammy Award, country music legend Glen Campbell won another honor, claiming Best Country Song at the 2015 Grammys (with co-writer Julian Raymond) for ‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ the theme song from ‘Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me,’ the documentary that followed Campbell on his farewell tour as he battled Alzheimer’s disease. While the 78-year-old Campbell was not in attendance, his wife Kim took to the podium to speak on behalf of her husband. “I’m so proud of him tonight,” she told the crowd. “It’s been an amazing journey. He’s been so courageous...
  • 46 Years Ago: Glen Campbell Gets First Gold Single With ‘Wichita Lineman’

    01/24/2015 3:09:51 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 109 replies ^ | 1-22-14 | Gayle Thompson
    Forty-six years ago today (Jan. 22, 1969), Glen Campbell struck gold for the first time. It was on this day that the singer earned the first gold single of his career, signifying sales of 500,000 copies, with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ The song, which was the title track of Campbell’s 12th studio album, was written by Jimmy Webb, who got the inspiration for the tune while driving through Washita County, Okla., when he saw a lone telephone lineman working on the top of a telephone pole. “I’m a songwriter, and I can write about anything I want to,” Webb says of his...
  • Glen Campbell releases powerful final song and video

    10/14/2014 12:23:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | Ed Payne, CNN
    CNN) -- Even if you've never been a fan of Glen Campbell, this one's certain to tug at your heartstrings. The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, is out with the video for the final song he'll ever record -- "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." It was recorded in 2013 with producer Julian Raymond. "I'm still here but yet I'm gone/ I don't play guitar or sing my songs," the tune begins as it details his struggles with the disease.
  • Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me [official movie trailer - due out in Oct.)

    09/12/2014 7:21:30 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-13-14 | Glen Campbell
    link to youtube video here
  • Glen Campbell's wife: He probably won't perform again

    05/13/2014 7:24:20 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 19 replies
    WENN ^ | May 12, 2014
    Country music icon Glen Campbell will probably never perform again, according to his wife. Kim Woolen claims the Wichita Lineman hitmaker's Alzheimer's disease symptoms have robbed Campbell of his ability to recall lyrics and play the guitar.