I just saw the news the Glen Campbell has passed away at the age of 81.
When his first top ten single came out, “Witchita Lineman”, I was 9 years old. While many of my friends were into the Beatles, the Stones, and other rock music, I preferred to listen to the likes of Neil Diamond, the Beach Boys, and country artists like Glen Campbell. The latter was definitely influenced by my Dad.
I think part of the reason that Campbell’s music was so popular for so many was the fact that it really crossed all boundaries. He was a country storyteller with the up tempo of pop and driving guitar of rock.
I remember watching “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” with my parents. Songs like “Rhinestone Cowboy”, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”, and “Gentle On My Mind” were big favorites.
Glen was not just popular with the fans…
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