The Wichita Lineman Has Passed

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Harry Havens, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Harry Havens

    Harry Havens Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    274
    More at GlenCampbell.com
     
    #1
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2017
    Patsy Faye likes this.
  2. Kitty Carmel

    Kitty Carmel Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    575
    Likes Received:
    531
    Saw this on my news feed. Sad news. I knew he wasn't well.
     
    #2
  3. Shirley Martin

    Shirley Martin Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Messages:
    7,107
    Likes Received:
    3,816
    One of the great ones.
     
    #3
  4. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2015
    Messages:
    4,821
    Likes Received:
    6,949
    Glen Campbell was always one of my most favorite singers, as well. I knew that he was suffering with Alzheimer's; and did not have long to live. We have lost a great singer today.....
    So then, I was looking to find more info about his death, and I found this celebrity death hoax. Which one is true ? This one is dated for yesterday. Did they do a hoax and then he really did die the next day ?

    http://en.mediamass.net/people/glen-campbell/deathhoax.html

    I just found another one on Youtube that says RIP from 2015, so when did he really die, or not ?
     
    #4
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
  5. Gary Ridenour

    Gary Ridenour Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,967
    Likes Received:
    2,395
    the Wichita lineman was always my fav. RIP
     
    #5
    Shirley Martin likes this.
  6. Harry Havens

    Harry Havens Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    May 24, 2017
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    274
    I corrected the link above to his official website. Here it is again. glencampbell.com
     
    #6
    Yvonne Smith likes this.
  7. Paulie Sirico

    Paulie Sirico New Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    9
    RIP Glen.
     
    #7
  8. Anne Kramer

    Anne Kramer Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    80
    RIP dear Glen

     
    #8
  9. Holly Saunders

    Holly Saunders Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2015
    Messages:
    21,377
    Likes Received:
    6,430
    OH Nooooo.....I know it was only a matter of time,:( I've followed his alzheimer journey closely... what a sad day but it was inevitable..R.I.P Glen, one of the greatest crossover country singer/ songwriter and musician

    http://fox61.com/2017/08/08/glen-campbell-rhinestone-cowboy-singer-dead-at-81/


    These are my very favourite songs of Glens'....his last release after he'd been already diagnosed with AD on the album Ghost on a Canvas

    ''In the tender "A Better Place," featured on 2012’s Ghost on the Canvas, Campbell stares his Alzheimer's diagnosis in the face, singing, "Some days I’m so confused, Lord, my past gets in the way," before professing belief that a better place awaits after he slips off this mortal coil.''



    Here he is singing it at his last concert where he was in the deeper throes of AD, and the concert was a huge success, although most of the time Glen didn't know where he was..he had to be led to the stage, and they had a devil of a job keeping him in one place and prayed that he would remember his words, but as soon as he got on stage he was almost back to the Glen of old, music was just part of his soul..and he knew how to sing and play up until almost the end..


    Behind him is his lead guitarist son, and his daughter ashley is on keyboard... it was very much a family affair in the end..






     
    #9
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
    Terry Page likes this.
  10. Terry Page

    Terry Page Very Well-Known Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Messages:
    4,350
    Likes Received:
    8,539
    Yes I always loved Glen Campbell's singing, he became somehow associated with the early years of my marriage, the Jimmy Webb songs Glen sang I especially liked.....

    I recall feeling sad watching his farewell concert in 2011 a year after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's... RIP


     
    #10
    Patsy Faye likes this.
  11. Patsy Faye

    Patsy Faye Veteran Member
    Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2015
    Messages:
    7,654
    Likes Received:
    8,308
    Another fan here - a trouper to the end was Glen
    And, Jimmy Webb - so very good too a master of song writing
     
    #11
    Terry Page likes this.

Share This Page