Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Has Died at Age 81

Celebrities of all types turned to social media to mourn country-pop legend Glen Campbell who died Tuesday Celebrities of all types turned to social media to mourn country-pop legend Glen Campbell who died Tuesday
Wallace Pearson | 12 August, 2017, 00:29

Brian Wilson, a former member of the Beach Boys, has commented on the death of his colleague and friend in a message poignant: "I am shocked to learn the news about my friend Glen Campbell".

In total, Glen Campbell has released 70 albums during his 60-year career and sold 45 million albums in the world.

Glen Campbell, the multiple Grammy-winning country-pop singer, guitarist and TV personality whose half-century career was capped by a singular last act after he went public with his advancing Alzheimer's disease, has died. "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" earned him three more Grammys, including album of the year in 1968. He and his fourth wife Kim Woolen made his Alzheimer's diagnosis public in 2011.

There he performed as a session musician with Phil Spector's legendary backing band known as The Wrecking Crew helping to produce what was called the Wall of Sound.

Campbell's death at 81 came after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. By all accounts, Campbell's early life was one of severe poverty that included picking cotton in the fields alongside his brothers. After having accompanied Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley or the Beach Boys, the guitarist prodigy went solo in 1963. Many remember his television show, the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, which aired between 1969 and 1972.

They also asked for fans to swap flowers for donations to a Glen Campbell Memorial Fund through the BrightFocus Foundation and added: "The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time".

In 2005, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS syndicated "ORIGINAL COUNTRY GOLD" hosted by ROWDY YATES is offering a half-hour CAMPBELL tribute special for immediate airply on a non-market exclusive basis.

My favorite part of the interview was when Campbell brought up one of my now-favorite songs, "Gentle On My Mind", then sang into the phone, "It's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk". Campbell received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. "I miss you already", commented soberly Miley Cyrus.

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