Tag: Glen Campbell

Thursday 12pm ET: Feature Artist – Glen Campbell


Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor. He was best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television from 1969 until 1972. He released 64 albums in a career that spanned five decades, selling over 45 million records worldwide, including twelve gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album.

Born in Billstown, Arkansas, Campbell began his professional career as a studio musician in Los Angeles, spending several years playing with the group of instrumentalists later known as “The Wrecking Crew”. After becoming a solo artist, he placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Among Campbell’s hits are “Universal Soldier”, his first hit from 1965, along with “Gentle on My Mind” (1967), “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (1967), “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife” (1968), “Wichita Lineman” (1968), “Galveston” (1969), “Rhinestone Cowboy” (1975) and “Southern Nights” (1977).

In 1967, Campbell won four Grammys in the country and pop categories. For “Gentle on My Mind”, he received two awards in country and western; “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. Three of his early hits later won Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell himself won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He owned trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. Campbell played a supporting role in the film True Grit (1969), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. He also sang the title song, which was nominated for an Academy Award.

In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier. He became a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. That same year Campbell was the subject of the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, directed by longtime friend James Keach, which examined Campbell’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and how it affected his musical performances during his final tour across the United States with his family. The documentary received critical acclaim, being one of the rare films to achieve a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 8, 2017, at the age of 81. He was buried in the Campbell family cemetery in Billstown, Arkansas.

In Memoriam: Glen Campbell (1936 – 2017) 12am (Part II)

Glen Campbell’s Adiós comes out June

In Memoriam: Glen Campbell (1936 – 2017) 6pm ET (Part I)

Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American rock and country music singer, musician, songwriter, television host and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television from January 1969 through June 1972.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album. He placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell’s hits include his recordings of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind”; Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston”; Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”; and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”.

Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys total in the country and pop categories. For “Gentle on My Mind”, he received two awards in country and western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. Three of his early hits later won Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell himself won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. Campbell appeared as a supporting role in the film True Grit, which gave him a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell also sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

Alzheimer’s diagnosis
In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier. According to his family, symptoms of the disease had been occurring for years, becoming more and more evident as the years progressed.

Campbell went on a final “Goodbye Tour,” with three of his children joining him in his backup band. His final show was on November 30, 2012, in Napa, California. He performed “Rhinestone Cowboy” as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012, his final televised on-stage performance.

In April 2014, news reports indicated that Campbell became a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility. On March 4, 2015, Associated Press reported that two of Campbell’s children, Debby and Travis, sought legal action against Campbell’s wife Kim, with the assertion she “secluded” the singer and prevented them from “participating” in Campbell’s medical care.

On March 8, 2016, Rolling Stone reported that Campbell was living in a Nashville memory care facility and that he was in the “final stages” of his disease. He was unable to communicate with people and understand what people said to him. However, his family also said he was receiving good care and was “happy” and “cheerful.”

On Campbell’s 80th birthday, Jimmy Webb, with whom Campbell frequently collaborated, announced he would launch a special edition of his national touring show on May 3, 2016, called “Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years” at Nashville’s City Winery.

Death
Campbell died of Alzheimer’s disease in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 8, 2017, six years after his diagnosis.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/entertainment/glen-campbell-dies/index.html

Thursday 10pm: Vinyl Resting Place with Willie B

vrpjuly42015From the Vinyl Resting Place Archive (2015) – Celebrate July 4th with Willie B and the Vinyl Resting Place with music and more from Red Skelton, Cashman and West, Mark Lindsay, Ray Stevens, Don McLean, Donna Fargo, Simon and Garfunkel, Corbin & Hanner Band, Beach Boys, Steve Miller Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bob Hope, Byron MacGregor; Charlie Rich, Glen Campbell, Billy Brown, Elvis Presley, America, Yes, Grand Funk, Joseph Brent & The Bronx Opera and many more. 

Vinyl Country USA with Willie B 12pm ET

VCEasterThis week on Vinyl Country USA,join Willie B for “Easter” (at least for us Westerners) we play some great music that touches on faith and devotion, and we let you know just how this whole Easter Bunny tradition got started – Music from Tom T. Hall, Alabama, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Patsy Cline, David Houston, Dayna Kurtz, Alison Krauss & The Cox Family, Carrie Underwood, Claire Lynch, Freddy Fender, Glen Campbell and many more.  Check out our Facebook Page for a full list of this program contents.

Glen Campbell Singles 7:30pm ET

Glen CampbellGlen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, and/or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the Top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell’s hits include his recordings of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind”, Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, and “Galveston”, Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”.  

We feature Glen Campbell Singles from 1962 – 2015

Artist Countdown: Glen Campbell Top 50 Hits 6p ET @GlenCampbell

Glen CampbellGlen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Campbell’s hits include John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind”, Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston”, Larry Weiss’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”.

Campbell made history by winning four Grammys in both country and pop categories in 1967. For “Gentle on My Mind” he received two awards in country & western, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” did the same in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM), and took the CMA’s top award as 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969 Campbell was picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer. Campbell sang the title song which was nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In June 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease six months earlier. In April 2014, news reports indicated the 78 year old had become a patient at an Alzheimer’s long-term care and treatment facility.

Campbell went on a final “Goodbye Tour”, while he could still recall the lyrics to his songs, with three of his children joining him in his backup band; his last show was on November 30, 2012 in Napa, California. Campbell sang “Rhinestone Cowboy” as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012.  – Wikipedia

1 Rhinestone Cowboy
2 Southern Nights
3 Galveston
4 Honey Come Back
5 All I Have to Do Is Dream (with Bobbie Gentry)
6 Wichita Lineman
7 It’s Only Make Believe
8 Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)
9 Try a Little Kindness
10 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
11 Don’t Pull Your Love (Medley)
12 Sunflower
13 True Grit
14 Can You Fool
15 Everything a Man Could Ever Need
16 I Say A Little Prayer (with Anne Murray)
17 Let It Be Me (with Bobbie Gentry)
18 The Last Time I Saw Her
19 Dreams of the Everyday Housewife
20 I Wanna Live
21 Where’s the Playground Susie
22 Houston (I’m Comin’ to See You)
23 One Last Time
24 Oh Happy Day
25 See You on Sunday
26 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
27 Gentle on My Mind
28 Somethin’ ‘Bout You Baby I Like (with Rita Coolidge)
29 Hey Little One
30 Wherefore and Why
31 The Greatest Gift of All (with Russ Taff)
32 Oklahoma Sunday Morning
33 Bonaparte’s Retreat
34 Another Fine Mess
35 It’s a Sin When You Love Somebody
36 My Prayer
37 Manhattan, Kansas
38 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (with Steve Wariner)
39 Where I Am Going
40 It’s Just a Matter of Time
41 Any Which Way You Can
42 Faithless Love
43 I Love My Truck
44 She’s Gone, Gone, Gone
45 Hound Dog Man
46 The Best Is Yet to Come
47 I Don’t Want to Know Your Name
48 The Boy in Me
49 Call Home
50 Still Within The Sound of My Voice