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Glen Derksen


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Post  Posted 3 Jun 2019 8:59 pm    
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Well, did he?
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Glen Derksen


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Post  Posted 3 Jun 2019 9:03 pm    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kee-UYAr-9o
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Rick Barnhart


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Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 5:32 am    
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Indeed, he did. Here he is at the Maricopa Co jail, performing for fellow inmates inside Sheriff Joe’s infamous tent city. To his right, is my good friend, Noel Kirkland,



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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 7:07 am    
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He made it to Albuquerque also.
At one time he was married to Dick Bills daughter.
Dick Bills had a band called the "Sandia Mountain Boys".
My cousin and I were on his radio program way back then. Very Happy
Erv
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Mitch Drumm


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Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 9:04 am    
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He's in Billstown Arkansas for the duration.

I think that town is named for Dick Bills' family.


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Steve Pawlak


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Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 9:27 am    
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Yes
I was working the repair counter at an electronics shop in Phoenix in the 80's and a guy came in with a dual cassette deck. I said "You look a lot like Glen Campbell" He said he gets that all the time and gave me a Razorback lighter he just brought back from Arkansas
Very nice guy and one hell of a guitar player
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Fred Justice


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Mesa, Arizona
Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 9:39 am    
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Glen & Tanya were both members of the North Phoenix Baptist church, and good friends with Rev. Richard Jackson when they lived in Phoenix.
I can recall Glen singing a lot there at the Sunday morning televised service's, backed by a 29 piece little ole back up band. Very Happy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZt2FG1IOPw
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 11:03 am    
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Glen Campbell was one of those acts like Roy Clark where his real skills were hidden from the general public.

We live in a bifurcated world where only a few have the opportunity and the insight to see behind the facade to where the true talent lies.

Sometimes artists are forever blocked from reaching their artistic potential because they are boxed in too early.
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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 4 Jun 2019 12:56 pm    
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Bill,
I think that's my problem. Rolling Eyes
Erv
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 5 Jun 2019 7:16 am    
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Glen Campbell was one of those acts like Roy Clark where his real skills were hidden from the general public.

Bill, in what instances were either of these players "real skills" hidden from the general public? Confused
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 5 Jun 2019 7:30 am    
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Barry I was referring to their skills as serious musicians. Glenn hid himself behind the veneer of a pop crooner and Roy as a buffoon. I doubt many in the general public knew what skilled musicians they were.
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 5 Jun 2019 8:21 am    
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I think you're right, Bill. I was surprised since I had this rhinestone cowboy image of him. But him and Roy could flat pick.
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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 5 Jun 2019 8:28 am    
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Another one is Jerry Reed.
He is a very talented guitar player.
Even Chet Atkins was disappointed with him for not taking his guitar playing more serious. Very Happy
erv
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Barry Blackwood


Post  Posted 7 Jun 2019 8:08 am    
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Barry I was referring to their skills as serious musicians. Glenn hid himself behind the veneer of a pop crooner and Roy as a buffoon. I doubt many in the general public knew what skilled musicians they were.

IMO, Roy was a buffoon, zooming up and down on his bass strings every time he would run out of technique. Not in Campbell's league at all. OK, flame away, Roy fans...
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Charlie McDonald


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Post  Posted 7 Jun 2019 10:57 am    
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Jim Webb is my favorite songwriter of that time.
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Godfrey Arthur


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Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 1:28 pm    
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And he's still on the line...


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