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Glen Campbell

PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:10 pm
by livewire
Glen Campbell Passes:
Country Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has passed away after a long battle with Alzheimers. He was 81. The passing was confirmed on Campbell's official Facebook and on his website here.
An Arkansas native, Campbell is best known for hits including "Gentle On My Mind," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Southern Nights." During his career he won six Grammys, three Grammy Hall of Fame awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, nine ACM awards and two CMA awards, among other honors.

Re: Glen Campbell

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:08 am
by Moshe
Yeah, Glen had a unique sound and so many hits during the Sixties and Seventies.
Pleased to see his daughter continuing the family musical tradition.

Re: Glen Campbell

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:14 am
by Smudger
I was never a great fan of his music but he was definitely a very talented musician.

Re: Glen Campbell

PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:18 pm
by livewire
Smudger wrote:I was never a great fan of his music but he was definitely a very talented musician.

Country singer Glen Campbell dies at 81
Glen Campbell (Official) April 22, 1936 - Aug 8, 2017 (aged 81): OBITUARY BLOG FEATURE
a) UK Chart success
b) Chris Country Radio BBC Breakfast + Archive UK radio interviews Willie Morgan CMR Nashville and Brian Clough The American Connection Country Music Radio Show
c) Background Info d) Links to Press Obituaries
e) Tributes from the country music community in US, UK & worldwide

A voice always liked to hear on the radio from the 70s onwards. Never bought any of his music though.
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Re: Glen Campbell

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:11 pm
by Moshe
I recall, back in the Seventies, Glen Campbell insisting, in UK TV interviews, that he is NOT a Country Singer, but a country boy who makes music. He continued to deny that his music was "country" till country became increasingly popular.
I suppose country purists would agree with his original stance, that he is not country.
But the music he made falls right in the middle of the Countrypollitan sound of the 60's and 70's.
Either way, his music became part of the era, and certainly part of the soundtrack of my teens & pre-teens.
I recall seeing Tanya Tucker's accounts of their relationship, and they did not put Glen in a good light at all. Part of the problem was the cocaine culture in which Glen was very much involved.
His life would change considerably, and the final chapter was his battle with Alzeimer's.
Glen & his wife deserve credit with being open with the public about his condition, and that he continued to work as long as he could with this condition.
Some of his kids were in his last touring band, One of them, his daughter Ashley Campbell, (who played banjo in his band) performed with her band at London's Nashville Meets London free festival this summer.