Glen Campbell, 1936–2017


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Rest in peace good friend.


He started out a member of the still some what unknown outside of the music world group of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew.

ETA from the wikipedia link

I had forgotten he toured with the Beach Boys as well as played uncredited on their albums.


That song off his last album: “I’m Not Going To Miss You” Damn, that’s just sad. Alzheimer’s sucks.


I’ve always loved that song.


I will always remember him just like this.


According to my dad, back in the late '60s he and my mom were in Reno and outside the hotel they were staying in a drunk decided my dad looked like Glen Campbell and wouldn’t take no for an answer. “Aw, hell, Glen, it’s OK, I know it’s you!” And my dad did look quite a bit like Glen Campbell when he was young, despite being almost 10 years younger.

I’ve always had a soft spot for Glen Campbell because of that. RIP, Glen.


Holy crap…I was just listening to Glen Campbell on Spotify while I was painting before heading over here.

My favorite song is Wichita Lineman.

…or By the Time I Get to Phoenix.



i played this on repeat for quite awhile today.


that movie, “I’ll Be Me,” is incredible. so much courage. definitely worth your time.


He gave us so much…



did we miss the big bang


I named my first portfolio website after a line from one of his songs.

I had that for five years. I don’t know what you will find there now.



A true musician.
I also liked him in True Grit.


I have a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. I tear up every time I heard that song. Part of me is thankful that the pain is over for Campbell and his family. RIP, Rhinestone Cowboy.


I really – really – liked the Coen Bros remake and just about everyone in it (Bridges was so much better than John Wayne)…except I longed for Campbell to reprise as Le Boeuf.


When I think of Glen Campbell, I recall his silky smooth voice singing, "I am a lineman for the county… ". He was a gentle and creative soul and I am glad he shared his gifts with us all. Thank you, Glen.