Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Glen Campbell, Iconic Country Music Singer, R.I.P.

Glen Campbell, the country and western singer and guitarist best remembered for hits such as "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," and "Rhinestone Cowboy," passed away on Tuesday in Nashville, Tennesee after several years fighting against Alzheimer's Disease at age 81.

In 2011, Mr. Campbell announced that he had been disgnosed with the disease.

A one-time guitarist for the 1950s rock 'n' roll band the Champs (who had one of R 'n' R's classic instrumentals, 1958's "Tequila"), Glen would later be part of The Beach Boys (he played twelve-string guitar in the 1965 hit "Sloop John B").

He would go on to record country-and-western hits that would become major pop hits as well, not only the three aforementioned songs at the start of this post, but "Southern Nights" as well.

You can learn more on Glen's life and career here.

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