R.I.P. Glen Campbell

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Allan, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. "Glen Campbell, the sweet-voiced, guitar-picking son of a sharecropper who became a recording, television and movie star in the 1960s and ’70s, waged a publicized battle with alcohol and drugs and gave his last performances while in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, died on Tuesday in Nashville. He was 81."
     
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  2. I played Wichita Lineman and Rhinestone Cowboy over and over during recess and drove the teachers nuts. He was a great musician.

    I watched his I'll Be Me documentary and hoped he would have a short bout with that terrible disease :(. RIP Glen.

    Sean
     
  3. So sad. He and I share a granddaughter, Analeise. I've been with him for several family gatherings in AZ. Once in Malibu, Ca. A lovely man who could pick some serious guitfiddle. Looks like I'll be heading to Nashville in the next couple of days.
     
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  4. When I was a kid my Mom loved everything about his music. I remember being in awe over his guitar mastery. Lifetime memories.
     
  5. I was that too. It is a sad disease.
     
  6. I watched his show in 1969, when I was 22. My wife and I took a 6 week trip around the country in 1971. Back then we had to search for new music stations on AM every few hours. Glen was the only artist we heard everywhere.
     
  7. I grew up with Glen Campbell and hence his music played a role in my life. RIP
     
  8. I found that I appreciated his music much more as I aged, compared to when I was young. Sorry to see him go.
     
  9. Always liked his clean sound, and enthusiasm. Never saw/heard him live, but he held his own. RIP.
     
  10. Guy could pick...R.I.P.
     
  11. Unfortunately all the greats are leaving.
    Soon we will be left with Justin Bieber <groan>
     
  12. or nine inch nails or puff daddy---yikes---get me some ear plugs
     
  13. Double groan :vomit::vomit:
     
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  14. I've always enjoyed various songs he did over the years - have a few CD's. I even remember his show that he had at one time. He was a great person.
     
  15. I watched that documentary a couple of times.....sad and inspiring. Even as he lost words, that incredible music was somehow still there. R.I.P. Glen Campbell.
     
  16. He was a session musician as part of Hollywood's Wrecking Crew. Great documentary movie about it.

    Those session guys have to be able to play anything, and get it right, and fast. He did not read music and for some of the complex arrangements they would give him a piano demo for what they wanted and that's all it took. There's real magic going on in a musician's head.
     
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