February 25, 2018

Glen Campbell dies at 81

10 August 2017, 12:43 | Clyde Nash

Country superstar Glen Campbell who has died at the age of 81 Credit AP

Country superstar Glen Campbell who has died at the age of 81 Credit AP

During a 55-year career, Campbell released more than 60 albums and sold 45 million records.

In a press release, Alzheimer's Association president Harry Johns praised Glen, Kim, and the rest of the Campbell family and thanked them for raising awareness about the disease.

"Besides being an wonderful solo artist, Glen Campbell was also a genius studio musician - as part of the Wrecking Crew - playing on recordings from The Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra". "That was a kick". He would stand behind me and watch my hands on the piano keys and divine the positions that he would need to take on the frets of the guitar. "I'm going out to show what this disease is" because he wants to change the conversation.

Though Dean Martin's version of "Witchita Lineman" was more popular in Europe, in America, the song was always best known as performed by Glen Campbell.

John Mayer paid tribute to Glen Campbell Tuesday night during a concert in Nashville, Tennessee, hours after the country music legend died in the city. He moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to join his uncle's band and appear on his uncle's radio show.

Jaguars LT Branden Albert Puts Off Retirement, Wants to Return
He didn't participate in Jacksonville's optional organized team activities, though he did show up later for mandatory minicamp. Albert worked with the first-team offense on the first day of camp but Robinson took reps there in the next two practices.

The US country and rock artist, who was also a well-regarded session guitarist for bands such as The Beach Boys, had been suffering from Alzheimer's. He opened for The Doors and sang and played bass with The Beach Boys as a replacement for Brian Wilson. "It was hard leading up to the show, it was really stressful and hard". "I had never had anything like that happen to me". The two remained friends throughout their lives-Webb's Facebook tribute is quite lovely-but part of the brilliance of Glen is that he made all these dense words and emotions not only easy but universal. "After the show went off the air, he rallied, beginning with the gorgeous "Houston (I'm Comin" To See You)" which was trumped on the charts by an improbable update of Pee Wee King's old- timey "Bonaparte's Retreat" that was modernized by a bagpipe solo.

His guests included country acts, The Monkees, Lucille Ball, Cream, Neil Diamond and Ella Fitzgerald.

Born in Billstown, Arkansas, a small community located south of the Ouachita National Forest, Campbell was the seventh son of 12 children and began playing guitar at a very young age. In the early 1980s , while battling alcoholism and cocaine addiction, Campbell made tabloid headlines with a 15-month, high-profile relationship with country singer Tanya Tucker. In late 2003, he was arrested near his home in Phoenix after causing a minor traffic accident.

The musician succumbed to the excesses of drugs and alcohol, eventually leading to his being charged for extreme driving while under the influence after causing a vehicle accident.

Other News

Trending Now

Yoan Moncada Carted Off With Bruised Knee After Colliding With Teammate's Head
It was great to see this team comeback. "Like I say, I missed the location a couple times, but it still was a good pitch". The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with standout forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract.

VENEZUELA: Maduro Establishes Constituent Assembly Amid Global Criticism
Juan Caguaripano said that any unit refusing to go along with its call for rebellion would be declared a military target. But Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, the head of the armed forces, has said the military's loyalty was unshakable.

Trump staffer tweets photo of White House renovations kicking off
But the fact that the transcripts were leaked is a much bigger problem, as is the fact that the Post chose to publish them. But Frum on Thursday warned that leaking Trump's private phone calls with foreign leaders is a reckless way to oppose him.

Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Release Date Announced
Packed full of new features and cards , the expansion will be available for download next week, on Thursday, August 10th. Officially unveiled in early July , the next Hearthstone expansion will drop on August 10 , Blizzard announced today.

Finding a Realistic Middle Way for the U.S. in Afghanistan
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.Further details are awaited. So far, nine USA soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year.

Troubled Sarah Harding receiving special treatment in the Celebrity Big Brother house
She's not coping with the pressure and she's paranoid about what everyone thinks of her", a source told The Sun . "I guess it can be portrayed as negative - she stuck to herself, she was complaining she wasn't feeling well.

With Swift in court, jury selection proceeds in groping case
Mueller, who also attended jury selection, denies the allegation and says the photo only shows him trying to jump into the frame. The trial is scheduled to last through August 17, but may not fit in that time frame. "Swift or put his hand under her skirt".

Disney Stock Exacts Steeper Toll Than North Korea On Dow
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 28 cents to $49.45 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The Dow Jones was down 0.3% in opening trade, declining to 22,016.8 and the wider S&P 500 index dropped 0.48% to 2,463.18.

Syria urges United Nations to dissolve US-led coalition
Instead, it has encouraged members of the anti-ISIS coalition to redouble their efforts to end the carnage as quickly as possible. He said: "The attacks that happened in Paris and Brussels , the attackers were trained by them and left from Syria to Europe".

Dodgers' Ryu Hyun-jin collects 4th win of season vs. Mets
The only solace the Mets can take after losing Sunday night was they won't have to face the Dodgers again until next season. The Dodgers are only the third team in the modern area to go 43-7 or better in a 50-game stretch during a single season.