Tribute To Glen Campbell [1936 - 2017]

Posted by Billyjam, August 9, 2017 12:19am | Post a Comment

It was a deliberate choice for singer-songwriter/guitarist Glen Campbell, who Tuesday August 8th at age 81 as a result of Alzheimer’s, to have titled his recently released last album Adiós (“goodbye”). The album, released in June, is also avail on vinyl/LP. The country/crossover musician sadly was well aware that his time to say goodbye was approaching when he recorded the album in Nashville between 2012 and 2013. Those recording sessions, that followed on the heels of Campbell's farewell concert tour with the last show date in Napa CA, was made just as the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s (which he was originally diagnosed with in early 2011) were taking hold. 

Including such contemplative, reflective songs as “Funny How Time Slips By (feat. Willie Nelson)” Adiós was the perfectly fitting farewell album for the Arkansas born musician, and sometime movie actor and onetime TV host. It was also just one of over sixty (studio and live) albums released by the prolific country/pop artist in a five-and-a-half decade career punctuated by such hit singles as “Wichita Lineman,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,”  “Gentle On My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” and “Southern Nights.”  In a tribute to the artist, music videos to these songs all appear below with links to the albums they're found on. Adiós and rest in peace Glen Campbell.

Glen Campbell “Wichita Lineman” from Wichita Lineman

Glen Campbell “Rhinestone Cowboy” from Rhinestone Cowboy

Glen Campbell “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” from By The Time I Get To Phoenix

Glen Campbell “Gentle On My Mind” from Gentle On My Mind

Glen Campbell “Southern Nights”from Southern Nights

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