Results for - How Could I Have Forgotten Glen Campbell?
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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
Guitarist in the ridiculously prolific Southern California studio musicians collective, the Wrecking Crew
Pop/country singer of many hits throughout the 1960's-'80's
Host of late '60's-early '70's variety TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Acotr, likely best known for his co-starring role with John Wayne in True Grit
Tabloid-bait boyfriend of (significantly younger) country singer Tanya Tucker for a while in the '70's
Contemporary Christian singer in the '80's-'90's
Celebrity whose demetnia diagnosis put increased attention on a most unfortunate malady
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?
It's a tie or thereabouts for me.
Didn't/couldn't listen to either
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?
No, but I did have an encounter with him in another context.
No, I've had no dealings with Campbell at all.