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Glen Campbell
« on: August 08, 2016, 10:43:25 AM »
In 1960, Campbell moved to Los Angeles to become a session musician. Around this time he joined The Champs. Campbell soon was in demand as a session musician, and was part of a group of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew.  During this period, he played on recordings by Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Monkees, Nancy Sinatra, Merle Haggard, Jan and Dean, Elvis Presley,  Frank Sinatra, and Phil Spector.

By January 1961,  Campbell had found a daytime job at publishing company American Music, writing songs and recording demos.  In May 1961, he left The Champs  and was subsequently signed by Crest Records, a subsidiary of American Music. His first solo release, "Turn Around, Look at Me", was a moderate success, peaking at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961,.  The Vogues' remake reached #7 on 1724 August 1968, starting a year-long series of remakes for the quartet. Campbell also formed The Gee Cees with former bandmembers from The Champs, performing at The Crossbow Inn in Van Nuys.  The Gee Cees, too, released a single on Crest, instrumentals "Buzz Saw" with "Annie Had a Party", which did not chart.

In 1962, Campbell signed with Capitol Records.  After minor initial success with "Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry", his first single for the label, and "Kentucky Means Paradise", released by The Green River Boys featuring Glen Campbell, a string of unsuccessful singles and albums followed.

From 1964 on, Campbell began to appear on television as a regular on Star Route, a syndicated series hosted by Rod Cameron,  ABC's Shindig!, and Hollywood Jamboree.

From December 1964 to early March 1965, Campbell was a touring member of the Beach Boys, filling in for Brian Wilson.  He also played guitar on the group's Pet Sounds (1966) album, among other recordings. On tour, he played bass guitar and sang falsetto harmonies. In April 1966, he joined Ricky Nelson on a tour through the Far East, again playing bass.

In 1965, he had his biggest solo hit yet, reaching number 45 on the Hot 100 with a version of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier"

In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier.  According to his family, symptoms of the disease had been occurring for years, becoming more and more evident as the years progressed.

I saw Glen on his farewell tour it was a great show.

Campbell went on a final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band;  his final show was on November 30, 2012, in Napa, California. During the tour's concerts and rehearsals, Campbell would often forget which songs he was supposed to play, repeating them after finishing a performance. He also frequently had to be reminded that he did have the disease, and relied on a teleprompter to remember the lyrics to most songs. Newer songs from his later albums had to be scrapped altogether, as Campbell struggled to remember the chords and lyrics for these. He performed "Rhinestone Cowboy" as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012, his final televised on-stage performance.

On March 8, 2016, the Rolling Stone reported that Campbell was living in a Nashville memory care facility and that he was in the "final stages" of his disease. He is now unable to communicate with other people and no longer understands what other people are saying to him. However, his family did assert that the singer was receiving good care receiving "music therapy" and was "happy" and "cheerful" .

Campbell turned 80 on April 22, 2016


Here are some of Glens best:

Witchita Lineman         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

By The Time I Get To Phoenix      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUg5p3BncuQ

Ghost Riders with Roy Clark      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LIdPGK42Gc

William Tell Overture        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUBhE00h9U0

True Grit        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw-Imc2N_mI

Beach Boy Medley       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zbuliy3dzs

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry(With Elvis Presley)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-snWURVMEfg

Galveston        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiY1NQwEbCE&list=PLKYx4pBPq3FQBthHpYoJvWYWQ9uRmHdaV

Southern Nights(With Jerry Reed)      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr5V3m6JMwY

Gentle On My Mind     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETkzK9pXMio

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Re: Glen Campbell
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 08:51:47 PM »
Interview with Alice Cooper on late musician Glen Campbell     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6q2hsdXenQ


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Re: Glen Campbell
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 10:51:30 PM »
That was a really cool interview  8)

Here is an even cooler version of William Tell Overture from the Donnie and Marie show in 1977. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGafx7O-YA

Dueling Banjo's w/ Carl Jackson 1973 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vfw5f1CZo

Here is a cool short compilation of some of his noteworthy guitar work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrtWZiguvuY
 

Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)

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Re: Glen Campbell
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2018, 08:29:24 PM »
Session Men: Glen Campbell | Wrecking Crew 2 (Director Gil Baker)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9-FfwwXRDg