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Wednesday 9 August 2017

Glen Campbell RIP

You will see references to The Rhinestone Cowboy
But round these parts he was a Lineman for the County

Rest easy Glen

Glen Campbell -Wichita Lineman

Glen Campbell -Galveston

Glen Campbell -By The Time I Get to Pheonix


  1. Yes, Wichita Lineman is one of my all-time favourite songs, it transcends everything. RIP Glen.

  2. Three things I read on the BBC report that I didn't know:
    1. He helped Phil Spector hone his Wall of Sound;
    2. He filled in for Brian Wilson in the Beach Boys;
    3. He played on Daydrream Believer, Strangers in the Night and Viva Las Vegas.

    A sad loss.

    1. I have a snippet on mini disc of him playing a guitar solo from back then
      Only a couple of minutes and I have no idea what it is called but it is quite superb

    2. Apparently he didn't play on Viva Las Vegas, that's a bit of an urban myth. The only Elvis song he played on was What'd I Say.

      Having seen him play guitar live - even in his latter days - I can say that he was incredible.

      A true legend.

    3. My mother saw the Beach Boys in Japan while Campbell filled in for Brian Wilson. One of many memorable shows she saw while living there as a teenager.

  3. Alzheimer's is a particularly cruel and insidious disease. Rest easy Mr Campbell.

  4. A definite touch of sadness in the air today because of this news - The three songs you featured here were just perfect pieces of popular music.

  5. Wichita Lineman would be 2nd only to God Only Knows in my favourite songs.

  6. Wichita Lineman on the radio - goosebumps