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Subject: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 05:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Country music legend Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and plans to put out his final album this summer.

Campbell's representative Bobbie Gale made the announcement Wednesday. The disease is in its early stages.

The 75-year-old's wife Kim also talked to People magazine and said they wanted to go public with his illness because they wanted fans to know if he has trouble onstage.

Campbell's CD "Ghost on the Canvas" is scheduled for release Aug. 30. He also is to go on "The Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour."


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 05:52 PM

Sad news!


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Acme
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 06:09 PM

Such a cruel disease.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 06:10 PM

Sad, indeed. I hope his final years are eased by the early detection and I applaud them for bringing this out in public.

Just by chance, I heard that today is Kris Kristofferson's b-day. He is also 75! Who knew!? Doesn't' seem as though either of them could be in their 70s already.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Maryrrf
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 06:13 PM

I remember enjoying The Glen Campbell show and buying his albums. He had a way with a song, didn't he. I'm sorry to hear that he has Alzheimer's.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 06:40 PM

Someone put him in touch with Terry Pratchett !


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: pdq
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 07:04 PM

At one time, we had Pop singers who were listened to by everyone from every part of the country and every walk of life.

Everybody liked Bing Crosby, Louie Armstrong and Jo Stafford.

Now we have divisive stars. Half the country would not be caught dead listening to Lady Gaga and another half feel the same way about Reba McIntyre.

Neil Diamond, Barbara Streisand and Willie Nelson cut across cultural lines, but I believe Glenn Campbell is as close to a universal singing star as we will ever have again.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 07:08 PM

Johnny Cash I think was much more universally loved than Campbell. He was at least as popular, with his own TV show and cross over hits when they were both younger and his "American Recordings" Opened his music to a whole new generation.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: pdq
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 07:18 PM

I had Johnny Cash in that sentence originally but decided to confine the statement to singers who are still with us.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 07:18 PM

Remember the Good Times -

What a BLESSING for him - by now he has probably forgotten that Obama was elected ....

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

And it will be another decade - before he forgets where "the sleeping bag is stashed behind the sofa."


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Bobert
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 07:23 PM

Man, this sucks...

Ahhhhh, not that I was ever a big fan but just the idea of Alzheimer's is terrifying....

Seen too many folks in my life time housed in nursing homes with it and it is worse than death... Much worse...

B~


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:19 PM

Very sad news. I remember him years ago when he was at his peak. He had hit records, a TV show, etc. Then things seemed to fall apart by degrees (remember Tanya Tucker?) and his style of performing just didn't seem as popular anymore. Not too long ago, he had some very public problems with alcohol. Still, he appeared to be getting his life back on track. Now this. What an incredible shame. I always thought he was very talented, and my heart goes out to him and his family.

Jay


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: pdq
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:38 PM

This song has been posted before, but perhaps people need a reminder of Glen's character...

"Less of Me"
       ~ words and music by Glen Campell

Let me be a little kinder. Let me be a little blinder
To the faults of those about me. Let me praise a little more.
Let me be, when I am weary, just a little bit more cheery,
Think a little more of others and a little less of me.

Let me be a little braver when temptation bids me waver.
Let me strive a little harder to be all that I should be.
Let me be a little meeker with the brother that is weaker.
Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.

Let me be, when I am weary, just a little bit more cheery.
Let me serve a little better those that I am striving for.
Let me be a little meeker with the brother that is weaker,
Think a little more of others and a little less of me.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 09:52 PM

Glenn was an ordinary guy with a great talent that got caught up in some sad shit. He entertained a LOT of people. But, even if he had only played Saturday night in his kitchen, he still, as with each and every one of us, don't need no disrespect of any kind at this time. It's terrible that anyone has to suffer mind loss whether it's Old Timers' or "dimentia" by any other name.

Thanks for the good times Glenn. Best of luck.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: voyager
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 11:02 AM

I saw Glen Campbell play in Ipswich, UK in the mid 90's. Great show for a homesick Yank such as I was. He performed with his daughters singing backup, covered all the hits (Witchita Lineman - he owns this), and closed with a tribute to his Scottish ancestry, playing Amazing Grace on bagpipes.

Fast forward to 2010 (15 years on) and his concert at Denver Botanic Gardens was also great (his guitar work is brilliant for a man of 70+) and I think his son was on drums (as I remember).

The opening monologue before the concert went something like this -
"Hello Denver. It's great to be in Denver. At my age, it's great to be anywhere".

This man has been a musical giant, tabloid casulty, and an American with a big heart. Rest easy Mr. Campbell.

voyager


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: wysiwyg
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 12:02 PM

Alc and Alz do not play well together, either.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 12:06 PM

I loved the song, Galveston. Still do.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,Big Ballad Singer
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 12:26 PM

I heard someone say once that GC was rather conceited about his guitar abilities... don't know whether that's true, but he sure made my childhood years memorable. I listened to Monkees records that he played guitar on, and those are some legendary hooks.

Rest easy, indeed, Mr. Campbell. We're praying for you over here at my house.

It's brutal to see anyone go through a disease like Alzheimer's, but to see a truly artistic, creative person go through it is, to me, especially painful, because eventually the aesthetically beautiful contribution they have made/do make in the world will be lost.

Again, sad news. Hoping there's a cure found someday soon.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: The Sandman
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 12:28 PM

well, if its at a beginning stage if he looked at his diet , it might put off the the inevitable for a while.
plenty of turmeric and curries


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Allan C.
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 01:01 PM

I've never read his biography, but if I were to do so, I am certain to be amazed at the many places where he has "popped up" over the years. Besides being a studio musician and later a Beach Boy, he also accompanied the Kingston Trio for a brief time, I discovered. Hm-m-m-m. Now, its got me wondering. Guess I'll have to go find a bio somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,bernieandred
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 05:59 PM

I understand he played lead guitar on the Irish Rovers "Unicorn" song. Can anyone verify?
Also ... check out his last album, "Meet Glen Campbell". He does great cover versions of "new" rock/pop songs, not least of all a great version of John Lennon's "Grow Old with Me".


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: pdq
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 06:17 PM

Infectious hit Unicorn sent Rovers on their way

Mar 02, 2011

Call it the luck of the Irish.

Back in 1967, when Sgt. Pepper's and psychedelia ruled radio, a cute little children's song called The Unicorn worked its way up the pop charts. For a few weeks, it seemed, everybody put away their love beads to sing along with it.

"... there was green alligators and long-necked geese, some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees, some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born, the loveliest of all was the unicorn ..."

The song was recorded by a Celtic pub band from Toronto called the Irish Rovers. Through steady touring they had established a solid reputation for toe-tapping jigs from the old country, most of them about whisky and ... um ... drinking whisky.

But it was this children's ditty about Noah's Ark that brought the Irish Rovers a degree of fame that would carry them for the next four decades. Funny thing, the song had nothing to do with Ireland. It was written by beatnik poet Shel Silverstein (He also wrote the hit A Boy Named Sue for Johnny Cash.)

"Shel recorded it as sort of a talking blues song," explains George Millar, one of the co-founders of the Irish Rovers, who will be performing in Hamilton March 14. "We just put a tune behind it. When we played it in pubs we noticed that everyone put stopped eating and drinking and started listening to the lyrics.

At that point, the Rovers had a regular gig in a California drinking hole called the Ice House. They had recorded a St. Patrick's Day record and scored some modest success, selling about 6,000 copies in the Los Angeles area. During the recording session for their second album, Millar recalls the producer asking a question that would prove to have far-reaching consequences.

"Do you have any songs that aren't about whisky?" Millar laughs. "That's when we suggested The Unicorn. We showed up the next morning and there was this guitarist in the studio to help out with the song. It was Glen Campbell. We didn't know who he was at the time. But that's who's playing on it. Glen Campbell."

Much to the Rovers amazement, The Unicorn clawed its way to No. 7 on the pop charts.

"We were right behind the Beatles and in front of, I think it was Incense and Peppermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock," Millar, 63, says. "If you had suggested to us at the time that The Unicorn was going to be a hit, we would have laughed our heads off."

As it turned out, they laughed all the way to the bank. The Rovers became internationally famous. They became regulars on top American TV shows, including The Virginian and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. They even landed their own CBC TV show that ran for six seasons. More hits would follow ? including Wasn't That A Party and Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer ? but none as big as The Unicorn.

Despite several personnel changes, The Irish Rovers have never stopped performing or recording. Impish lead singer Will Millar left the group in 1993 and rotund founding member Jimmy Ferguson died in 1997. George Millar, who has lived on Vancouver Island for the past 19 years, and accordion player Wilcil McDowell, who lives near Belfast in Northern Ireland, are the only remaining members from that original Unicorn recording session. They've released more than 30 albums since.

Last fall, the Rovers filmed a DVD in their native northern Ireland, and it is on sale at irishroversmusic.com. Visit the website also to learn of upcoming concerts. The Rovers will be performing at The Studio in Hamilton on March 14. Tickets are $39.50 (plus fees), available at the Copps Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 905-527-7666.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 06:20 PM

Sad news indeed but scientific advancements may help if he is only in the early stages! I hope so anyway! Hank Snow played the Opry with it but perhaps longer than he should have.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Acme
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 06:24 PM

It took some digging, but I knew I'd seen him on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. That's when I started taking him seriously as a performer.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 08:00 PM

Turmeric and curries cure Alzheimers?! any evidence of this?


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Suegorgeous
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 08:02 PM

oops, that was me, cookie vanished.

And it's Glen, by the way, not Glenn. Get the guy's name right!


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,al
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 08:06 PM

like a
like a r
like a
like a rhinoceros


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,hg
Date: 23 Jun 11 - 08:44 PM

I've watched my mother's alzheimer's advance....At 87 she is in late stages now....I take care of her every day and all weekends...sometimes we have to laugh when she eats her fortune cookie, fortune and all...


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: stallion
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 04:05 AM

mmmmm I only remember "The Batchelors" doing the unicorn song Con, Dec and another who's name escapes me ( want to say John but it can't be can it!)...did that predate the Irish Rovers version?


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: The Sandman
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 07:47 AM

sue gorgeous ,I did not say it cured.
but it has been noted that on the indian continent Alzheimers disease occurs less often, this is probably not due to diet alone., but it may play a part, furthermore it has been known for sometime, that cooking certain items[Rhubarb or making marmalade]in aluminuim saucepans can contribute to the early onset of the disease.
here is an interesting article
Our understanding of dietary influences on Alzheimer's disease is in its infancy, and the number of epidemiologic studies examining promising associations is limited. Thus, at this time, we cannot say with certainty that any particular nutritional component causes or prevents Alzheimer's disease. With that caveat, much of the evidence from early studies in many ways reflects a pattern of dietary associations very similar to more established dietary risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease. Thus, patients who adopt these dietary practices will reduce their risk for heart disease and may also curtail their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Antioxidant Nutrients

Perhaps the best evidence of disease prevention involves the antioxidant nutrients, vitamins E and C. The neuropathologic features of Alzheimer's disease include amyloid beta (A-beta) plaques, an abnormal accumulation of A-beta protein outside neuronal cells, and neurofibrillary tangles within the cells. Numerous animal and laboratory studies have shown that Alzheimer's disease involves oxidative and inflammatory processes, although it is not known whether these processes are a cause or effect of the disease or both. The ultimate result, however, is disruption of neuronal cell functioning and signaling, leading to neuronal cell death.

The brain is a site of high metabolic activity that generates free radical molecules, oxygen molecules with unpaired electrons that are highly reactive and thus toxic to cell tissue. Infection, cell injury, and environmental toxins, such as smoking and pollution, also generate free radical molecules. The body possesses natural defense mechanisms to combat oxidative stress, including antioxidant proteins and nutrients. Vitamin E is a potent chain-breaking antioxidant that resides within cell membranes, where it can neutralize free radicals as they are generated. Vitamin E also has anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin C, a less potent antioxidant than vitamin E, circulates within the plasma and retains the additional function of restoring vitamin E to its antioxidant capacity.

Animal and laboratory studies demonstrate that the antioxidant nutrients, and vitamin E in particular, protect the brain from damage due to oxidative and inflammatory mechanisms.[1,2] Rodents fed antioxidant-supplemented diets had superior learning acquisition and memory retention compared with rodents on control diets. At death, the brains of the antioxidant-fed rodents exhibited less neuronal cell loss and less evidence of oxidative damage and inflammation.[3,4]

The available evidence from human studies is limited and not altogether consistent. Two prospective studies, 1 of Chicago, Illinois, residents[5] and 1 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands,[6] found a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease with a higher food intake of vitamin E. However, another prospective study conducted in New York found no association.[7] Vitamin E intake in the New York study may have been too low to provide a neuroprotective benefit; the median of 7 IU/d for persons in the top third of intake was comparable to the lowest intake levels in the Chicago and Rotterdam studies.

Of the 3 trials, only the Rotterdam study found a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease with high food intake of vitamin C. However, the Chicago study found that participants with the highest food intake of vitamin C were more than twice as likely to have a history of stroke or hypertension, and these persons may have increased their fruit consumption as a recent preventive measure, thus obscuring a potential protective association with Alzheimer's disease.
Supplements vs Dietary Vitamins

In none of the 3 prospective studies was vitamin E and vitamin C supplement use associated with less risk of Alzheimer's disease. Two other prospective studies[8,9] examined vitamin supplement use in relation to Alzheimer's disease, and only 1 of these[8] found evidence of reduced risk. There are several plausible explanations for the absence of association with vitamin E supplements. Vitamin E supplements have traditionally contained only alpha-tocopherol, the most biologically active form of vitamin E; however, gamma-tocopherol is the more abundant form in the US diet. Whereas alpha-tocopherol is the more potent antioxidant, gamma-tocopherol also has anti-inflammatory properties.[10] Recent studies indicate that the combined intake of the 8 different tocopherol forms reduces oxidative stress and inflammation to a greater degree than alpha-tocopherol alone.[11]

Another explanation for the absence of association with vitamin E supplements is that food intake may be a better indicator of long-term exposure to vitamin E. In addition, the study findings could be biased if many study participants initiated vitamin supplement use because of developing problems in cognition.

In summary, the strongest evidence for antioxidant protection against Alzheimer's disease rests with high food intake of vitamin E. The richest food sources of vitamin E include vegetable oils, margarine, nuts (especially almonds), and seeds (especially sunflower seeds). Moderate amounts of vitamin E are found in whole grains, egg yolk, and a limited number of vegetables (eg, collard greens) and fruits (eg, avocados, apples, melon).
here is another article.
Protection against Alzheimer's Disease

Growing evidence suggests that turmeric may afford protection against neurodegenerative diseases. Epidemiological studies show that in elderly Indian populations, among whose diet turmeric is a common spice, levels of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's are very low. Concurrently, experimental research conducted recently found that curcumin does appear to slow the progression of Alzheimer's in mice. Preliminary studies in mice also suggest that curcumin may block the progression of multiple sclerosis. While it is still unclear how it may afford protection against this degenerative condition, one theory is that it may interrupt the production of IL-2, a protein that can play a key role in the destruction of myelin, the sheath that serves to protect most nerves in the body.

A number of studies have suggested that curcumin, the biologically active constituent in turmeric, protects against Alzheimer's disease by turning on a gene that codes for the production of antioxidant proteins. A study published in the Italian Journal of Biochemistry (December 2003) discussed curcumin's role in the induction of the the heme oxygenase pathway, a protective system that, when triggered in brain tissue, causes the production of the potent antioxidant bilirubin, which protects the brain against oxidative (free radical) injury. Such oxidation is thought to be a major factor in aging and to be responsible for neurodegenerative disorders including dementias like Alzheimer's disease. Another study conducted jointly by an Italian and U.S. team and presented at the American Physiological Society's 2004 annual conference in Washington, DC, confirmed that curcumin strongly induces expression of the gene, called hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1) in astrocytes from the hippocampal region of the brain.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,Doug Saum
Date: 24 Jun 11 - 01:22 PM

I'll always think of Glen whenever I hear the hot lead on The Beach Boys's "Dance, Dance, Dance." He did record in L. A. with the wrecking crew and was the first road replacement for Brian Wilson after Brian first stopped touring. God bless, Glen.
D


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 10:26 AM

Shocking... Can't believe it. Glen should be forever alive and active, no matter when or where.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: Stringsinger
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 03:59 PM

An interesting beginning before he was on "Shin Dig" (I think it was),
he and Billy Strange had a little group called "The Folkswingers". It's funny but no record of this on Wikipedia. I think he worked with Rod McKuen as well.

He also played with John Hartford, I believe...."Gentle on my Mind".


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: pdq
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 04:10 PM

The Folkswingers were created by the late Jim Dickson to showcase the 12 string guitar work of Glen Campbell.

The first record sold well for the small World Pacific label so they did a second record later that year, 1963.

First round had Campbell backed by the Dillards, second record had him backed by others, probably minor session players. It did have Bill Ray of the Kentucky Colonels on banjo.

A third volume was done in 1964 featuring Dobro pioneer Tut Taylor. Not sure who else was there but Campbell.

Interesting fact that World Pacific was happy enough with Dickson's work that they gave him a lot of free studio time to explore other avenues. The result of that studio time was a group that evolved into the Byrds.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: fat B****rd
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 04:36 PM

I'm sad to hear this and hope Mr. Campbell has good care and as happy a life as possible.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: topical tom
Date: 25 Jun 11 - 05:09 PM

Not a big fan but this dreadful disease shouldn't happen to anyone. I wish him all the best. Hopefully, a cure will shortly be found for this sad condition.


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: GUEST,Jason Xion Wang
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 03:49 AM

Just heard his new recording recorded this past June. His voice, albeit aged, is still as good as I'd like to hear. Glad to see his fight towards Alzheimers being quite successful.

Jason from China


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Subject: RE: Glenn Campbell Has Alzheimer's
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Oct 12 - 10:48 AM

He is appearing in Portland Maine some time this month.Google Merrill Auditorium for info.
SINS


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