Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Glen Campbell, R. I. P.

Rolling Stone: Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell's record label, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.

6 comments:

Deb said...

Sorry to hear this. I love those Jimmy Webb songs he recorded: Galveston, Wichita Lineman, etc.

Cap'n Bob said...

Just a couple or four weeks ago I erroneously said he was dead. Geez, I hope I'm not responsible for this. I really liked him in his heyday and always watched his show. Lately, I've been watching some clips of him on YouTube and the guitar solo he does on Gentle On My Mind is incredible. Check it out.

RIP.

Don Coffin said...

He was never one of my favorites. But that's hardly relevant; many people loved his music, and many people who didn't know who he was (in the early days) loved the records he played on. By all accounts, he faced the end of his life with grace, dignity, and good humor.

Fred Blosser said...

I have fond memories of his Jimmy Webb-written hits from my radio in my college dorm room, more years ago than I like to enumerate. I may be one of the handful of moviegoers who thought he was actually pretty good in TRUE GRIT.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Sorry Fred he was terrible in True Grit. Not one of my favorites. I did like a couple of his Jimmy Webb songs but lost me when I found he was a wife beater(Tanya Tucker).

Nocomme1 said...

A remarkable talent. A true artist. I enjoyed his work through every phase of his long career. I'll miss him.

My father has dementia now and so this passing is especially poignant for me.