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purplethunder3
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Glen Campbell Dead at 81

GLEN CAMPBELL'Rhinestone Cowboy' SingerDEAD AT 81

8/8/2017 1:16 PM PDT

Glen Campbell Dead at 81

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0808-glen-campbell-remembering-launch-3.jpgGlen Campbell -- legendary country music singer best known for his 1975 hit, "Rhinestone Cowboy" -- has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's ... TMZ has learned.

Campbell died Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer's patients ... according to a source close to his family.

The musician released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the '60s and '70s including "Gentle on My Mind," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Country Boy" and his best-selling single, "Rhinestone Cowboy."

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Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammys in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA's Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

Campbell was also an actor and TV host who starred in the variety show, "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on CBS from 1969-1972. The 2014 documentary "I'll Be Me" documented Glen's farewell tour and struggle with his Alzheimer's diagnosis.

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He's survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and 8 children. Kim's scheduled to speak at The Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County luncheon in Tyler, Texas in November about the challenges faced by people living with the disease and their families.

Glen was 81.

RIP

Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #1 posted 08/08/17 2:01pm

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Free your mind...and your ass will follow.
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Reply #2 posted 08/08/17 2:12pm

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He played the guitar riff on this song, which has been sampled on several rap songs


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Reply #3 posted 08/08/17 2:14pm

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Rest in peace, Wichita Lineman. We as a whole felt this day was coming soon. He battled his diagnosis bravely.

๐Ÿ•ถ Cool shades.
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Reply #4 posted 08/08/17 2:16pm

SoulAlive

"Southern Nights" music one of my favorite songs from 1977

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Reply #5 posted 08/08/17 2:53pm

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Such a long ordeal. Such a long way out. I hope he was spared the pain of all that....or at least mildly drugged...

I'd love to see cartoons inside my brain if I"m going out... just as long as their happy cartoons.


Such a talented guitar slinger. Life can be cruel.

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Reply #6 posted 08/08/17 3:58pm

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RIP Glen. cowboy

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Reply #7 posted 08/08/17 4:19pm

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Glen Campbell, had a heck of a run... may Mr. Campbell RIP. pray

Mr. Campbell was one of my favorites guitarist and I'd put him up their with Charlie Christian, Wes Montgomery, and Jim Hendrix. A guitarist, guitarist. The man always had aw-shucks about his skill as a guitarist. In my humble opinion, Mr. Campbell Variety Show was in the top 5 of the best Variety shows on TV.

Heard about his death when I was driving home, they started playing Wichita Lineman and I knew he was gone, My scondolences to his family and friends.

From Mr. Campbell's YouTube (Vevo) account....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX1aB_SdE6E


My favorite song... Wichita Lineman

I am a lineman for the county
And I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire
I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line.

Note: Mr. Campbell gave an interviewed to CBS, Sunday Morning shortly after he'd announced he had been diagnosed with altemizhers. I'm certain they'll do an encore of that interview in Glen's memory.


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Reply #8 posted 08/08/17 4:55pm

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rose

Don't Be Alarm
It's Just My Snake Baby
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Reply #9 posted 08/08/17 6:19pm

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rose

โ€œDo I dare Disturb the universe?โ€
โ€• T.S. Eliot

โ€œOnly by acceptance of the past, can you alter itโ€
โ€• T.S. Eliot
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Reply #10 posted 08/08/17 6:54pm

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He was so great, and such a part of my childhood country music phase. He transcended the genre in so many ways. He left with dignity and a bang. He's was a brilliant artist. What a life.

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Reply #11 posted 08/08/17 9:20pm

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RIP pray Rhinestone Cowboy is a great song

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Reply #12 posted 08/08/17 9:22pm

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I also liked his version of By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1967)

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Reply #13 posted 08/08/17 9:26pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

Another great classic by Glen thumbs up! .....he has so many good songs nod

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Reply #14 posted 08/08/17 9:48pm

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rose
I'll ๐Ÿ’š "LemonDrop" 2DN ๐Ÿ’‹ your "Sugar"

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Reply #15 posted 08/08/17 11:06pm

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This needs to be a Sticky......another great Glen Campbell gem from classic film "True Grit" (1969) which he co-starred with John Wayne.

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Reply #16 posted 08/08/17 11:09pm

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Another fav Glen Campbell song Try A Little Kindness (1970) with a great and timely message nod


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Reply #17 posted 08/09/17 10:55am

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Glen was a great singer and very talented guitarist. He also crossed over from Country into the mainstream. By the Time I get to Phoenix is IMO his best song. Also Gentle on my Mind, Wichita Lineman, Southern Nights the list goes on. So sad he had to battle Alzheimer's but if there's any solace he is at peace now and no longer suffering. RIP Glen and thank you for the great music, you will be greatly missed sad
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Reply #18 posted 08/09/17 11:50am

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Presleys and the Campbells in 1970 at a friend's wedding. Glen played rhythm guitar on Viva Las Vegas. Truly blessed musician and a favorite of mine. A few years ago I got his greatest hits(3CD set). I was watching a studio session Doc on youtube in which he was featured recently. Rest.
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Reply #19 posted 08/09/17 1:38pm

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Reply #20 posted 08/09/17 10:23pm

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This thread should be a sticky...

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Reply #21 posted 08/09/17 11:23pm

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TD3 said:

This thread should be a sticky...

yeahthat

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Reply #22 posted 08/10/17 12:02am

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Glen and Stevie Wonder at the 8:30 mark.

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Reply #23 posted 08/10/17 10:29pm

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Mr. Campbell singing an acoustic version of "Galveston".

https://www.youtube.com/w...22SR9lPf2o

Back in the day when talent was required and software wasn't around. wink

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Reply #24 posted 08/11/17 1:45am

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RIP Glen Campbell

music
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Reply #25 posted 08/12/17 2:28pm

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https://www.youtube.com/w...vSsJQAx2l0

Mr. Campbell and Donny Osmond, singing Phoenix.

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Reply #26 posted 08/12/17 4:13pm

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If Alzheimer's hadn't knocked him out of the game, Glen would still be out there performing like Kris Kristofferson is, who is the same age of 81. Ironically, Kris thought he had Alzheimer's until recently when it seemed that a medication was causing the symptoms if I recall corrrectly...

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Reply #27 posted 08/12/17 6:03pm

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sad cry sad pray rose dove guitar music typing

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