Results for - How Could I Have Forgotten Glen Campbell?

2,181 voters participated in this survey

A survey of mine about all the muscians and singers who I got to see perform live before their deaths was published some months ago. One Tellwutter commented tha she's seeen Glenn Campbell before he passed on, and I recalled I did, too, on his final tour. At long last, and because at least one friend here was waiting for me to write a survey about him, here 'tis.

1. How do you most fondly remember Glen Campbell?

Member of bluegrass band the Green River Boys
6%
133 votes
Guitarist in the ridiculously prolific Southern California studio musicians collective, the Wrecking Crew
7%
138 votes
Pop/country singer of many hits throughout the 1960's-'80's
51%
1,061 votes
Host of late '60's-early '70's variety TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
24%
503 votes
Acotr, likely best known for his co-starring role with John Wayne in True Grit
16%
342 votes
Tabloid-bait boyfriend of (significantly younger) country singer Tanya Tucker for a while in the '70's
12%
261 votes
Contemporary Christian singer in the '80's-'90's
8%
167 votes
Celebrity whose demetnia diagnosis put increased attention on a most unfortunate malady
19%
394 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
23 votes
Not Applicable
31%
651 votes

2. Among his many smash singles, 1975's "Rhinestone Cowboy" became his biggest pop crossover and, arguably, signature song. But, before Campbell recorded it, "Cowboy" was a minor hit on US adult contemporary radio the prior year in its original rendition by Larry Weiss, which sounds like a Neil Diamond album cut to me. Assuming you may already be familiar with Campbell's version, the original is linked hear. Whose recording do you prefer?

Larry Weiss'
3%
62 votes
Glen Campbell's
48%
1,018 votes
It's a tie or thereabouts for me.
9%
188 votes
Neither
16%
328 votes
Didn't/couldn't listen to either
24%
504 votes

3. Since this survey was partially inspired by my forgetting I'd seen Campbell in concert (and talking backstage, and being genuinely witty at it, at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards ceremony several years prior), I wonder: have you seen him in concert, too?

Yes, at least once
7%
138 votes
No, but I did have an encounter with him in another context.
8%
170 votes
No, I've had no dealings with Campbell at all.
85%
1,792 votes
06/21/2019 Celebrities 2181 32 By: jlrake

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