Glen Campbell

Campbell was one of my favorites years ago…Witchita Lineman was a haunting, beautiful song.  Will anybody forget By The Time I Get To Phoenix?   These songs are a part of our lives, aren’t they.

So, he’s passed away after suffering from Alzheimer’s and I’d be remiss not to pay tribute to him at least in this way.

Go with God, Mr. Campbell….you did great music and we enjoyed it.  You’ll never be forgotten and a person can’t ask much more than that.

Blessings to your family.

I won’t miss Rhinestone Cowboy, though.  Just had to say that!!! HA!

Z

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16 Responses to Glen Campbell

  1. Kid says:

    Z, Yea, I still remember most of the words to those two songs and that was a while ago. He could play a little guitar too.

  2. geeez2014 says:

    Ya, Kid…I think he said something like how he was an overnight sensation that took 20 years because he was a backup musician for big names for many years before becoming a vocalist/star!

  3. Mal says:

    I hadn’t heard that he passed, Z. Yeah, I always enjoyed his singing those tunes you mentioned, too. I’ve never been much of a country western guy, but he was an exception.

  4. oaxacadave says:

    We lost one of the greats. He was one of the busiest studio musicians throughout the 60’s performing with the Byrds, Beach Boys and many more. In 1968 he even out sold the Beatles.

    I loved seeing him on the Tonight Show.

    A country music/crossover legend.

  5. Kid says:

    Some of the people I recognize in that vid. Chet Atkins right ar the start. Roy Clark holding a guitar. Willie Nelson. Glen was appreciated by the biggest names.

  6. Baysider says:

    Just a few weeks ago his daughter gave a touching update to Rolling Stone that he was living in a nice nursing home and had lost his language skills but – in contrast to situations too close to my heart – he was cheerful and smiles without the characteristic confusion and agitation. That was indeed a blessing. When he died she could say “I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be.” What a lovely tribute to a parent.

  7. Kid says:

    Nice memory Baysider. Some people deserve a little more in passing. Chet Atkins and Dolly Parton were Great friends (he produced her) and she was at his bedside very late in his life and they laughed it up quite a bit as an example. A lot better than taking you last breath in a gutter in San Francisco..
    I hope I’m afforded a smile on the way out.

  8. geeez2014 says:

    Talk about smiles on the way out…a friend shared that she had a fantastically funny and adorable aunt who was elderly and bed ridden…and dying…..Finally, in her final day or so, she rallied as so many do and was entertaining friends and family from her bed, everyone laughing, etc., and she came out with “I’m going to MISS MYSELF!”

    Cracks me up every time I think of it!

  9. David Drake says:

    Wow, a man deserving of the word “legendary”. His “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”….well, my eyes get a little wet. And the only other song that does that is “Ave Maria” by Pavarotti. Rest in peace, Glen.

  10. Mustang says:

    We’ll see him again and he won’t have any afflictions.

  11. Mal says:

    Yep. Lets all go out yelling “YAHOO! WHATA RIDE!”

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