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Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)

08 Aug 17 - 05:00 PM (#3870619)
Subject: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend
From: Mrrzy

I had no idea he'd still been alive. What a voice.


08 Aug 17 - 05:26 PM (#3870622)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend
From: GUEST,Alan Ross

Man of a thousand sessions with the wrecking crew, ex-Beach Boy as well as having his own many pop/country hits. So glad he has been released. A fabulous legacy of recordings left behind.


08 Aug 17 - 05:31 PM (#3870623)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend
From: Nigel Parsons

Just saw the news on BBC 10 o'clock news.
BBC Obit here

R.I.P.


08 Aug 17 - 05:35 PM (#3870625)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: fat B****rd

RIP Mr. Campbell


08 Aug 17 - 05:36 PM (#3870627)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: Joe Offer

Here's his final album, Adios (click). It was recorded during his final studio sessions in 1012-13, and released in June, 2017. His final stage performance was November 30, 2012, in Napa, California - not a particularly auspicious venue.
I can't say I always liked his music, but I think he put his heart into what he did. May he rest in peace.
-Joe-


08 Aug 17 - 05:39 PM (#3870629)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: olddude

I liked his music when I was young.. Rip


08 Aug 17 - 07:58 PM (#3870646)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,DTM

"I hear you singin' in the wire, I can hear you through the whine...."
RIP, Glen. Another legend gone.


08 Aug 17 - 08:02 PM (#3870647)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,keberoxu

It really is the end of an era.


08 Aug 17 - 08:03 PM (#3870648)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch

RIP

Stone Temple Pilots - Witchitalineman


08 Aug 17 - 08:10 PM (#3870649)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: gillymor

Great guitar player, great interpreter of Jim Webb and singer of Gentle on My Mind. Quite a guy.


09 Aug 17 - 12:36 AM (#3870669)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,Lin

I knew Glen Campbell had been ill for a long time - but it is just the finality of it now that he has succumbed to the horrible progressive Alzheimer's disease. I remember his TV program, "The Glen Campbell Hour" and so many great country songs. My favorite, "Wichita Line Man" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix." I remember him playing for short time with The Beach Boys too.
So many of your fans world wide will miss you and the tremendous talented artist you were.


09 Aug 17 - 03:17 AM (#3870678)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: Eric the Viking

Sad loss. I still have an LP made in 1959 ( The 12 string folk swingers. Fontana) with him playing guitar. Didn't always appreciate the country music but his guitar playing was excellent and what a smooth voice. Still, he had a good, long, prosperous life reaching higher than many of us could never even dream of.


09 Aug 17 - 03:48 AM (#3870682)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,Roger Knowles

A fine picker & singer.


09 Aug 17 - 05:13 AM (#3870688)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: Nigel Paterson

Loved Glen Campbell's guitar playing...admired his expressive voice...a significant influence during my early, guitar playing years. Very sad news.


09 Aug 17 - 05:45 AM (#3870694)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,henryp

He once said he believed "anyone who burned their draft card should be hung".

When he recorded the song Galveston, the words were apparently changed from;

Wonder if she could forget me
I'd go home if they would let me
Put down this gun
And go to Galveston

to;

I still hear your sea waves crashing
While I watch the cannons flashing
I clean my gun
And dream of Galveston


09 Aug 17 - 08:17 AM (#3870721)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: Acme

He gained a lot of credibility (for me, at least) by being part of the Smothers Brothers enterprise back in the day. If you look in IMDb in the "Self" category there are tons of his performances. He was with them in 1968-69.


09 Aug 17 - 08:29 AM (#3870724)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST

I always admired his musicianship. He could sing anything and was a great guitar player. Sorry to see him go.


09 Aug 17 - 11:59 AM (#3870761)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: Rex

I've learned that Glen Campbell is at last free of the curse of Alzheimer's. Here is a man that truly a musician in every sense of the word. A great singer, entertainer and instrumentalist. Apart from his own work he also backed many greats as part of The Wrecking Crew, a crack group of studio musicians in Los Angeles. The scores of his own recordings will speak for themselves. A fitting legacy.


09 Aug 17 - 02:15 PM (#3870775)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: Peter the Squeezer

In his own words

LESS OF ME

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 neighbour
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


09 Aug 17 - 06:29 PM (#3870800)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,DTM

To the best of my knowledge, Glen played the intro to the Frank & Nancy Sinatra hit "Something Stupid"


09 Aug 17 - 07:02 PM (#3870803)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: punkfolkrocker

Top grade session musicians who become star artists in their own right are a special breed...!!!


09 Aug 17 - 08:28 PM (#3870814)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: BanjoRay

He was an unbelievable guitar player. Here's a link to a five minute clip of a varied selection of astonishing solos he played over the years.
Ray


09 Aug 17 - 11:26 PM (#3870822)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: JMB

Witchita Lineman is my favourite of his.


10 Aug 17 - 03:12 AM (#3870834)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,pauperback

Mull of Kintyre 


10 Aug 17 - 08:02 AM (#3870857)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: voyager

When I worked and traveled in the UK in the '90s I' went to his show in Ipswich (Suffolk). He performed with 2 two of his daughters singing backup. At show's end, he paid tribute to his Scottish roots and performed Amazing Grace on the bagpipes . Loved it. Thank you for the life in music you have shared with us.

RIP


10 Aug 17 - 08:49 AM (#3870862)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: gillymor

Wow, Glen on the bagpipes.
"Is there no beginning to this man's talent?" LOL

Thanks for the link.


10 Aug 17 - 01:12 PM (#3870890)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,pauperback

best thing about Glen Campbell is he wasn't a douch


11 Aug 17 - 02:43 AM (#3870958)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST,Allan Conn

Some more bagpipe playing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q89RraCMyWc


12 Aug 17 - 06:08 PM (#3871266)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: GUEST

Adding Glen Campbell on Johnny Carson show (19850 performing Highwaymen and Love Alway
for the ages.....


13 Aug 17 - 03:48 PM (#3871447)
Subject: RE: Obit: Glen Campbell - legend (1936-2017)
From: FreddyHeadey

BBC "Last Word" talking to Jimmy Webb
about GC.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090w8px