Glen Campbell 22.4.36 – 8.9.17

Country singer Glen Campbell has died:

During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease,” the singer’s family said in a statement.

Campbell was a rare breed in the music business, with various careers as a top-level studio guitarist, chart-topping singer and hit television host. His late-career battle with Alzheimer’s – he allowed a documentary crew to film on his final tour for the 2014 award-winning I’ll Be Me – made him a public face for the disease, a role President Bill Clinton suggested would one day be remembered even more than his music. . . 

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One Response to Glen Campbell 22.4.36 – 8.9.17

  1. Andrei says:

    What most people don’t know is that Glen Campbell was a part of the The Wrecking Crew the premier studio muscians in the late fifties and sixties and as such would have played on many of the major hits of that era. They back just about every American hit you can think of in those years everyone from Cher to Frank Sinatra, Simon and Garfunkel to the Monkees

    Also when Brian Wilson quit touring with the Beach Boys Glenn Campbell took his place on the road

    It would be interesting to know what famous records he played on before he became famous but apart from some Beach Boys records the answer to that is probably lost in the mists of time

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