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(Billboard)   Rhinestone Cowboy put out to pasture   (billboard.com) divider line 64
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2014-04-17 04:07:07 PM
He'll spend his remaining days singing Gentle on What's Left of My Mind..
 
2014-04-17 04:13:16 PM
So he's more like a blind stoned cowboy these days.  Sad.
 
2014-04-17 04:20:15 PM
On the road to his horizon?
Getting cards and letters from people he don't even remember?
 
2014-04-17 05:32:52 PM
Sad to see a legend fade away
 
2014-04-17 05:34:25 PM
I knew the man and was friends with one of his kids back in the late 70s and early 80s.  Nice man.  Drugged up man, but nice.

A few years back one of the Paradise Valley (AZ) police speed cameras caught Charles Barkley driving Glenn Campbell and Alice Cooper to a round of golf.  I would have loved to round out that foursome.
 
2014-04-17 05:40:33 PM
Alzhimers is one of the resons why when I hit 60 I am going to take up smoking. I wil try and die of lung cancer before my mind goes.
 
2014-04-17 05:40:51 PM
Dude could really sing.
 
2014-04-17 05:44:30 PM
He keeps getting cards and letters from people he doesn't even know.
 
2014-04-17 05:45:24 PM
By the time I get to Phoenix, wait where am I?

Southern Nights, knocked out Tanya Tuckers teeth on a coked up high.

I been walking the streets alone, can't remember the words to any of these old songs.
 
2014-04-17 05:52:27 PM
Such are the dreams of the everyday housewife.
 
2014-04-17 05:54:12 PM
He just needs a small vacation.
 
2014-04-17 05:55:01 PM
Saw him play at the Hollywood bowl last year. Between every song he seemed surprised anew to see everyone sitting there watching him. His kids/band would keep him focused. As soon as the songs kicked in the dude was on it like no one's business. Plays the shiat out of a guitar. It was interesting to watch.
 
2014-04-17 06:02:21 PM
Nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain.
 
2014-04-17 06:04:04 PM

groppet: Alzhimers is one of the resons why when I hit 60 I am going to take up smoking. I wil try and die of lung cancer before my mind goes.


That's probably not enough time to get a good cancer on.  You may want to start now.

/ what a terrible thing for the body to outlive the mind.
 
2014-04-17 06:05:33 PM
I caught Wichita Lineman yesterday on the radio - still holds up.  Sad to hear Glen has started down that long, lonesome highway.

markie_farkie: He'll spend his remaining days singing Gentle on What's Left of My Mind..


If you get to hell before me, save me a seat.  That was genius!
 
2014-04-17 06:07:41 PM

Spanky McStupid: If you get to hell before me, save me a seat.  That was genius!


I submitted this with that as the headline but it was after this had already been greenlit, and I didn't bother to check the link.

Oh well..
 
2014-04-17 06:07:43 PM
Poor guy. Helluva way to go.
 
2014-04-17 06:15:47 PM
Very underrated as a performer.

Alzheimer's ain't gentle on one's mind, goodness knows.
 
2014-04-17 06:29:37 PM
 
2014-04-17 06:38:25 PM

Clash City Farker: He keeps getting cards and letters from people he doesn't even know.


You win.
 
2014-04-17 06:45:44 PM
See? Country music ain't bad. A lot of people have heard Glenn Close's songs.
 
2014-04-17 06:58:33 PM
What do you mean "not sure what the permanent plan is"?

It's pretty clear cut what's going to happen from here on out if you ask me.
 
2014-04-17 07:32:40 PM
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Angry Glen Campbell mugshot.
 
2014-04-17 07:34:34 PM

Infobahn: I knew the man and was friends with one of his kids back in the late 70s and early 80s.  Nice man.  Drugged up man, but nice.

A few years back one of the Paradise Valley (AZ) police speed cameras caught Charles Barkley driving Glenn Campbell and Alice Cooper to a round of golf.  I would have loved to round out that foursome.


Personally, I'd rather have a foursome with 3 good looking women.
But different stokes I suppose.
 
2014-04-17 07:35:12 PM
strokes dammit
 
2014-04-17 07:35:42 PM
Is he still on the line?
 
2014-04-17 07:36:02 PM
Used to watch his tv show with my dad when I was a kid. Was a decent show for the time.

/poor guy
 
2014-04-17 07:37:11 PM
played on more top 10 hits then pretty much anyone in the world.  LA studio musician extrodanaire.
 
2014-04-17 07:41:56 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Infobahn: I knew the man and was friends with one of his kids back in the late 70s and early 80s.  Nice man.  Drugged up man, but nice.

A few years back one of the Paradise Valley (AZ) police speed cameras caught Charles Barkley driving Glenn Campbell and Alice Cooper to a round of golf.  I would have loved to round out that foursome.

Personally, I'd rather have a foursome with 3 good looking women.
But different stokes I suppose.


I get those all the time already.  Oh, I see....
 
2014-04-17 07:43:47 PM
Here's him in better days: Classical Gas
 
2014-04-17 08:06:23 PM

Guuberre: Here's him in better days: Classical Gas


Stuff like this is why I keep coming back to Fark. Interesting, maybe slightly obscure events, involving talented people.

Also, Alzheimer's sucks. It took my mother's mind from her, but it was different in some ways, because she would swing between her old self to unresponsive and/or baffled. A the beginning, it would be weeks a a time, at the end, it was hours. Either way, it gives you little or no time to say goodbye, because she would remember very old stuff, but not retain anything recent.
 
2014-04-17 08:12:10 PM

uknowzit: played on more top 10 hits then pretty much anyone in the world.  LA studio musician extrodanaire.


He wasn't full on with the Wrecking Crew for long before becoming a featured artist. Hal Blaine probably leads the pack.
 
2014-04-17 08:25:46 PM
Appropriate use of the Sad tag. I grew up listening to his stuff (born in 1961). He was a regular fixture of the popular music scene when I was growing up, so I had no choice but to hear his stuff, and a fair amount of it actually holds up well (not sure how well "Rhinestone Cowboy" holds up, though). And he was one hell of a musician (him and Buck Owens both).
 
2014-04-17 09:03:17 PM

ClavellBCMI: Appropriate use of the Sad tag. I grew up listening to his stuff (born in 1961). He was a regular fixture of the popular music scene when I was growing up, so I had no choice but to hear his stuff, and a fair amount of it actually holds up well (not sure how well "Rhinestone Cowboy" holds up, though). And he was one hell of a musician (him and Buck Owens both).


I grew up listening to him on the radio.  I love Wichita Lineman.
 
2014-04-17 09:12:16 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Sad to see a legend fade away


we all get old
 
2014-04-17 09:25:49 PM
One of the saddest thing I've read was about one of his DUIs. He kept humming the song hoping they might recognize him.
 
2014-04-17 09:36:40 PM

Guuberre: Here's him in better days: Classical Gas


Love that song, thanks for posting it.
 
2014-04-17 09:40:08 PM
Looks like Chanticleer's just about only good for being a broiler chicken now.

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2014-04-17 10:14:05 PM
 
2014-04-17 10:16:09 PM
I'm an old fart... and not a real fan of country music... but I liked Glen Campbell.

He was more like the early seventies soft rock than country. I'm sad.
 
2014-04-17 10:23:31 PM

ClavellBCMI: Appropriate use of the Sad tag. I grew up listening to his stuff (born in 1961). He was a regular fixture of the popular music scene when I was growing up, so I had no choice but to hear his stuff, and a fair amount of it actually holds up well (not sure how well "Rhinestone Cowboy" holds up, though). And he was one hell of a musician (him and Buck Owens both).


I was born in 1963, grew up in Nashville.  Decent-sized city at the time, but the huge number of musicians gave it a small town feel.  You couldn't swing a dead cat without smackin' a country star.

It was weird to go to the grocery store or Hundred Oaks Mall and run into Minnie Pearl or Mel Tillis or any of the Grand Ole Opry crowd.  Glen Campbell was a part of that group.
 
2014-04-17 10:33:17 PM
Sad, sad, sad all the way around.

One of the few people/bands that I missed seeing perform live. He even played at a local county fair 2-3 years back on his farewell tour but I was too poor to go.
 
2014-04-17 10:41:06 PM

douchebag/hater: Sad, sad, sad all the way around.

One of the few people/bands that I missed seeing perform live. He even played at a local county fair 2-3 years back on his farewell tour but I was too poor to go.


I saw him in 2006 with the Statler brothers, and he he was amazing.
 
2014-04-17 10:44:20 PM
Country boy got his feet in Phoenix, but his minds in Tennessee...

Hope Glen Campbell is taken care of well. One of the true music legends. Even toured w Beach Boys in the 60s...
 
2014-04-17 10:50:51 PM

johnny queso: Saw him play at the Hollywood bowl last year. Between every song he seemed surprised anew to see everyone sitting there watching him. His kids/band would keep him focused. As soon as the songs kicked in the dude was on it like no one's business. Plays the shiat out of a guitar. It was interesting to watch.


douchebag/hater: Sad, sad, sad all the way around.

One of the few people/bands that I missed seeing perform live. He even played at a local county fair 2-3 years back on his farewell tour but I was too poor to go.


Saw him a couple a years ago at our county fair. He played like johnny queso said - lost in between songs, but he really kicked in when the song started. Glad to be able to see him when I could. His kids & band were really nice & outgoing.
 
2014-04-17 10:58:10 PM
A good friend of mine (someone whose opinion I respect) worked with both Campbell and John Hartford over the years and said both men were some of the few he would regard as a "genius" musicians. If not for Campbell, Hartford would still be playing bars in Missouri.

"Witchita Lineman" is a great song - look up the people who have covered it if you want to find out how well it holds up.

/hope his final years are peaceful
 
2014-04-17 11:12:45 PM
The main thing I remember about him is that he was the seventh son of a seventh son.
 
2014-04-17 11:27:09 PM
That sucks. I was born in 1960 and Wichita Lineman, Galveston, the Good Time Hour and the rest all seem like earlier today. What a kingpin.
 
2014-04-17 11:29:38 PM
Saw that headline and feared him or Jimmy Webb.
 
2014-04-17 11:37:17 PM
What will inner city high schools scratch on their turntables during Jon Lovitz' chaperoned dances now?
 
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