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Glen Campbell

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Delight AR, United States (1962 – present)

Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936 in Delight, Arkansas) is an American pop-country singer and guitarist, best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a television variety show. Much like George Benson in the jazz world, Campbell’s emerging vocal abilities eventually overshadowed his much-admired musical skills as a guitarist and changed the expected course of his career.

Before starting a solo career in 1962, Campbell was known as an accomplished guitarist with a finely tuned musicality and was in great demand as a session musician in the 1960s, playing on records by artists such as Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Merle Haggard, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Association, and The Mamas & the Papas.

He was a full-fledged member of The Beach Boys, filling in for an ailing Brian Wilson on tour in 1964 and 1965 and playing on the Pet Sounds album.

Campbell’s accolades as a musician and singer are as impressive as his talent. He made history by winning a Grammy in both country and pop categories in 1967: Gentle On My Mind snatched the country honors, and By the Time I Get to Phoenix won in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the CMA and the ACM, and took the CMA’s top honor as Entertainer of the Year.

During his 40 years in show business, Campbell has released over 70 albums, sold 45 million records, and racked up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums, and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of his 75 trips up the charts, 27 landed in the Top 10.

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  • nDroae

    Trailer for the new documentary, I'll Be Me: "In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. He thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a 'Goodbye Tour.' The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen's progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice." The Edge (of U2): "The audience being there somehow triggers his ability to access that other part of his brain, which is incredible."

    3 Nov 12:09am Reply
  • murmler3

    Sure.

    29 Apr 9:25pm Reply
  • IamFlood

    One of those guys who was never accepted because of his haircut.

    28 Apr 2:50am Reply
  • sidney_adv

    Adoro!

    19 Feb 4:32pm Reply
  • wildtony40

    Happy Brithday. who is 77 today.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • jessicarc14

    my childhood

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • GoodTimin50s60s

    Can anyone tell me if the Glen Campbell song's here are original recordings or STILL BAD RE RECORDINGS?? I added many months back & they were all terrible remakes. There is no way to know until they actually play. I thought someone would know.

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DBLawton

    You're a fine horse shooter, La Boeuf

    5 Oct 2012 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    i like a couple of his songs, but, i think he's a douchebag, on par with Ike Turner and Chris Brown. What he did to tanya tucker is inexcusable. :\

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    Love his music very much.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • GinoVerna

    I just got "wichita lineman" and "gentle on my mind" on vinyl mint condition for a buck each. Blown away by his talent.

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    such a amazing voice

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PhoenixBloom

    I hope Glen is doing well. xx

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • LadyPatience

    Ghost on the Canvas is phenomenal.

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • BeckyLovesDelta

    I am so sad that he has Alzheimers. That is so terrible! I love him loads still! :(. My Nan died of the disease and I witnessed her decline, so I know how awful it really is. It's an evil disease, it really is. I feel so terrible for t his family as well. I read he is on his 'final tour' because of the illness...:(. What a shame, he is always one singer I would love to see live. I will never have that chance now. I'm nearly 20 and I have loved him all my life. Hios song "It's only make believe" is one of my favourite songs in the world and also my favourite by him

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • sammyenn

    Love Glen. Can't believe he's on tour still. Also, only obscure Family Guy joke I've ever gotten. Relevant - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsreNiNMyYU

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • TristaoRaposo

    'hold on hope' must be somewhere very close to being my song of the year

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
  • JamadianUK

    mised him in concert boooooooooooooooooooo.

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • vaux57

    What a god given gift... his new & last album brings me to tears.......the words are truly so honest , but also filled with hope.

    25 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Lowbacca

    http://www.lastfm.de/music/Glen+Campbell/+images/69961756

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
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