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Rick Barnhart


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

Sad news, today.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/7334015/glen-campbell-dead-81
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John Brock


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Xenia, Ohio
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 12:50 pm     Reply with quote

Tragic..a great loss of a pioneer..The music that he wrote preformed and contributed to..iis part of all our lives. Play on Glenn..RIP
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Andy Volk


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Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 12:54 pm     Reply with quote

A part of the fabric of my upbringing and a musician of incredible talent and grace. RIP.
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Mike Perlowin


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Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad
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Harold Dye


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Cullman, Alabama, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 1:18 pm     Reply with quote

Just heard the news and am sadden by it. A local country music station in this area is doing a tribute to him. They are playing many of his songs. RIP Glen.
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Mickey Adams


From:
Bandera Texas
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 1:22 pm     Reply with quote

Prayers for the Campbells... Your family is a shining example
of the true American way of life... very graceful, and very close knit..
Thank you GC for a lifetimes worth of great music..
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Scott Duckworth


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Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 1:40 pm     Reply with quote

Thanks for your music Glen. Go rest high on that mountain now.
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Bryan Staddon


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Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 2:06 pm     Forever. Reply with quote

"I hear you singing through the wires "
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robert kramer


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Nashville TN
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 2:11 pm     Reply with quote

I'll make this very simple. This was the greatest guitar player I ever saw.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/arts/music/glen-campbell-dead.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
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Mitch Drumm


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Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 2:35 pm     Reply with quote

Here's my favorite pix of Glen; mostly from the mid-1950s in Albuquerque with Dale Anglin on steel in Dick Bills' band. That's Dusty Carroll on the quad Fender.










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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 2:35 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad tonight, one of the first players I heard on my parents old record player, (Galveston album).

My friend is doing an outdoor show tonight and does a great cover of Wichita Lineman, and I asked him to play it tonight.

Rip Glen!
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Delbert Phelps


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Middleburg Hts, Ohio
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 2:35 pm     Reply with quote

RIP Glenn .Sad news indeed .Condolences to the family .

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Paul King


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Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 5:36 pm     Reply with quote

The day we have been dreading has come. Losing Glen Campbell is a huge loss in the music industry. What a guitar picking machine he was. So talented for sure. We will be sure and pray for his family.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 6:18 pm     Reply with quote

Very sad news. For many of us, Glen was part of the soundtrack of our youth. Every time I hear "Wichita Lineman" I think of the first time I heard the song... cruising around town in my '62 Impala convertible on a beautiful day with friends and hearing that song coming through the radio. Hearing the song today takes me right back to that day in 1968. And I had one of Glen's early albums on 8-track... I played it over and over. What a voice, what a picker, a Beach Boy, an L.A. studio musician, a member of the Wrecking Crew, an actor, a television star, songwriter... you will be missed, Glen.

Coincidentally, two nights ago I played a show here in western Mass, and we played "Gentle On My Mind" as a tribute to Glen Campbell. Our singer introduced the song by telling the audience that Glen was in the last stages of Alzheimers. When we finished the song there was loud applause from a crowd of 800 people. They loved Glen's music. Who knew that two days later the man would be gone. Rest in Peace, Glen Campbell.









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Jon Zimmerman


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California, USA
Post Posted 8 Aug 2017 8:46 pm     Above all, a Performer.. Reply with quote

...with plenty of talent and abilities ..he fell, later in his career/journey smack into pitfalls made up of alky, drug, and Tanya obsessions. Still, he did pull out of that spin, and managed to cut loose from those minefields, with his humble, down-home charisma intact and infectious as ever. He never lost touch with his origins. His family should be proud of the legacy he left to his fans. Take a break now Glen. You deserve to rest easy. JZ
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Chris Boyd


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Leonia,N.J./Charlestown,R.I.
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 4:11 am     Reply with quote

A truly sad day.... RIP Glen and thank you for the wonderful memories.. Sad
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 4:48 am     Reply with quote

Very well said, Doug. Glen was part of the soundtrack of our lives and even the movie True Grit was very influential on me at about age 13. He was a natural musician to the core, a great entertainer and an example of bravery in the face of illness. In some 1960s circles Glen's music and the music of Jimmy Webb was dismissed as unhip. Musicians knew better and eventually, many of the "hip" musicians are barely known today while Glen's music lives on.
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Doug Beaumier


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Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 5:23 am     Reply with quote

Most people don't know that Glen played guitar on thousands of recordings as a studio musician in L.A. in the 1960s. Here are just 10 of them.

“Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson (1961)
“Danke Schoen” by Wayne Newton (1963)
“Surf City” by Jan and Dean (1963)
“What’d I Say” by Elvis Presley (1963)
“I Get Around” by the Beach Boys (1964)
“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by the Righteous Brothers (1965)
“Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra (1966)
“Mary, Mary” by the Monkees (1967)
“Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard (1968)
“Turn Around Look at Me” by the Vogues (1968)
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Walter Stettner


From:
Vienna, Austria
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 5:52 am     Reply with quote

So sad to hear this. Another legend gone. RIP, Mr. Campbell. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 7:02 am     Reply with quote

I met him backstage at the Bear Valley Music Festival in 2005. He had been in top form that night and put on a great show with his band. He was very cordial and waited for me to go out to the parking lot to get my Telecaster so he could sign it. The autograph has since faded...but I will always remember him for that, as well as all the great music he gave us.

RIP, Glen.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 7:17 am     Reply with quote

I was saddend and still am when I heard the news this morning.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Philippines
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 9:27 am     Reply with quote

Godspeed Glen!

You were the light of many during your time when you lit up the radios and screen.

Your music was on replay in my car going to college.

Your voice and guitar prowess was something to behold.


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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 9:40 am     Reply with quote

I offer these words in the absence of my own..
https://www.facebook.com/JimmyWebbMusic/posts/1812201325474480
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Storm Rosson


From:
Silver City, NM. USA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 11:11 am     Reply with quote

Adios Glen you were a huge influence to me and multitudes of pickers around the world....sad day indeed... Sad
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Jim Anderson


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Phoenix, AZ
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 11:26 am     Reply with quote

I saw an interview Glen did with Ralph Emery four or five years ago. I don't know if it was the original airing or not. It was somewhat painful to watch as he struggled with his memory to answer questions. I recognized it immediately, my own father struggling with the disease at the same time. I wondered then if they were trying to bring attention to it, or simply didn't know. Sadly, my father passed away Monday also, though he was a little older (94).
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