Country music legend Glen Campbell dies at 81

12 August, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • 'Wichita Lineman' Campbell nears the end of the line

BENZTOWN has produced a series of short form pieces featuring music and sound clips of CAMPBELL; listen here. And while he started out by sharing memories of their many years of close friendship, Webb made sure to emphasize that Campbell was more than just one of the biggest names in country music, but also someone who appreciated different genres of music and stood out as a very underrated guitar player.

WASHINGTON •Former United States president Bill Clinton once praised singer Glen Campbell for his courage in becoming a public face of Alzheimer's disease.

Glen was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and released his final album "Adios" - which was a compilation of covers recorded prior to his retirement - earlier this year. We lost a friend this morning, and the world lost an enormously talented person in Glen Campbell.

He was also a victor for Grammy Awards for four times in the different pop categories.

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"And he was one of the greatest musicians".

L.D. Gorman, who is a Hazard businessman was friends with Campbell for about 40 years, ever since he invited Campbell to sing during a free concert in Hazard in 1973. With its titles Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and By the time I get to Phoenix, he had become a essential personality of the american culture.

He began a late-career renaissance in 2008 through his collaboration with producer and songwriter Julian Raymond, who persuaded Campbell to record a diverse batch of songs by younger, hipper artists, including Green Day, Tom Petty, the Replacements and U2.

"Studies would suggest that people age 80 years and older, about 30 percent have dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and I think it gives us the opportunity to talk about the disease", Dr. Wright said. No cause of death was given, but the singer announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "I miss you already", commented soberly Miley Cyrus. Following his success on television, Glen Campbell appeared in the 1969 original film True Grit; he also performed the movie's opening song. He is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and eight children.

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