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He was best known for a series of hit songs in the s and s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January until June Born in Billstown, ArkansasCampbell 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 ChartBillboard Hotor Adult Contemporary Chartof which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts.
InCampbell won four Grammys in the country and pop categories. He also sang the title songwhich was nominated for an Academy Award. Campbell started playing guitar at age four after his father gave him a Sears -bought five-dollar guitar as a gift, with his uncle Boo teaching him the basics of how to play. Campbell continued playing guitar in his youth, with no formal training, and practiced when he was not working in the cotton fields. He developed his talent by listening to radio and records, and considered Django Reinhardt among his most admired guitarists, later calling him "the most awesome player I ever heard.
Not satisfied with that kind of unskilled work, Campbell started playing music at fairs and church picnics and singing gospel hymns in the church choir. He was able to find spots performing on local radio stations and after his parents moved to Houston, he made some appearances at a local nightclub. InCampbell formed his own band, the Western Wranglers. I didn't have my eye set on any specific goals or big dreams. InCampbell moved to Los Angeles to become a session musician.
By January Campbell had found a daytime job at publishing company American Music, writing songs and recording demos. He later said, "Elvis and I were brought up the same humble way — picking cotton and looking at the north end of a south-bound mule. His first solo release, " Turn Around, Look at Me ", a moderate success, peaked at number 62 on the Billboard Hot in InCampbell signed with Capitol Records. By his playing and singing were Plan - Logic System - Venus on recorded songs.
From December to early MarchCampbell was a touring member of the Beach Boysfilling in for Brian Wilson playing bass guitar and singing falsetto harmonies. Inhe had his biggest solo hit yet, reaching number 45 on the Hot with a version of Buffy Sainte-Marie 's " Universal Soldier ". Asked about the pacifist message of the song, he said that "people who are advocating burning draft cards should be hung. Campbell continued as Break On Through - The Doors - Greatest Hits session musician, playing guitar on the Beach Boys' album Pet Soundsamong other recordings.
When follow-up singles did not do well, and Capitol was considering dropping Campbell from the label inhe was teamed with producer Al De Lory. The song reached number 70 on the Billboard Hot It was recorded with backing from members of the Wrecking Crew  and appeared on his album of the same name.
It reached number 3 on the US pop chart, remaining in the Top for 15 weeks. In addition, the song also topped the American country music chart for two weeks, and the adult contemporary chart for six weeks. After he hosted a summer replacement for television's The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour variety show,  Campbell was given his own weekly variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hourwhich ran from January through June After the cancellation of his CBS series inCampbell remained a regular on network television.
He co-starred in a made-for-television movieStrange Homecomingwith Robert Culp and up-and-coming teen idol Leif Garrett.
Both Living The Legacy - Glen Campbell - The Boy In Me were in the October 4,Hot top The main phrase Siniestro - Oppression Of The Sunlight Campbell's recording was included in Dickie Goodman 's Jaws movie parody song "Mr.
Campbell gave up smoking in Marchand believed it improved his singing voice. He is credited with giving Alan Jackson his first big break after Jackson recorded with Campbell's music publishing business in the early s.
With this album, he branched off in a different musical direction, covering tracks from artists such as TravisU2Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersJackson Browneand Foo Fighters. Musicians from Cheap Trick and Jellyfish contributed to the album as well. In Marcha then-farewell album titled Ghost on the Canvas was announced which served as a companion to Meet Glen Campbell Following his late Alzheimer's diagnosis, Campbell embarked on a final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band.
According to his wife, Kim Campbell, he wanted to preserve "what magic was left", in what would be his final recordings. The song, which is featured in the documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Mewas released on September 30,with the documentary following on October In March it was confirmed that Campbell was in the Jeg Elsker Ditt Smil - Bookn* - Bookn stages of Alzheimer's disease.
It was released on June 9, Campbell was married four times, and fathered five sons and three daughters, ranging in year of birth from to Campbell's eldest daughter is Debby, from his marriage — to Diane Kirk. They had one child named Dillon, and divorced in After his divorce from Barg, Campbell began a relationship with fellow country artist Tanya Tucker. Campbell married Kimberly "Kim" Woollen in Together, they had three children: Cal, Shannon, and Ashley.
Campbell was raised in the Baptist Church of Christ. Campbell began having problems with alcoholism and cocaine addiction in the s. Campbell credited his fourth wife Kim with helping him turn his life around. Campbell eventually stopped drinking alcohol and taking drugs in  but relapsed in He pleaded guilty in Arizona to drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident and spent 10 days in jail.
In JuneCampbell Living The Legacy - Glen Campbell - The Boy In Me he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. Campbell died in Nashville, Tennesseeon August 8,at the age of Following the announcement of Campbell's Living The Legacy - Glen Campbell - The Boy In Mefellow musicians, friends and fans expressed their condolences and noted his music legacy. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow praised him for having been "an American treasure" whose songs, guitar work, and "dazzling showmanship shot him to superstardom in the s" to make him one of the most successful music artists in history.
Jimmy Webbwho wrote Jeg Har Åpna Opp - Various - Fifty/Fifty 50/50 of Campbell's hits and worked with him throughout his life, said that Campbell could play with "any guitar player in the world, from George Benson to Eric Clapton ," adding that Paul McCartney considered him among the best guitar players.
Her set on the main stage was billed as a special tribute to her father. Campbell recorded and released 60 studio albums and six live albums between Living The Legacy - Glen Campbell - The Boy In Me He placed a total of 82 singles one of which was a re-release on either the Billboard Country Chart, the Billboard Hotor the Adult Contemporary Chart, nine of which peaked at number one on at least one of those charts.
He released 15 video albums and featured in 21 music videos. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American musician, songwriter, actor. This article is about the country music singer. For other uses, see Glen Campbell disambiguation. Billstown, ArkansasU. Nashville, TennesseeU. Singer guitarist songwriter television host actor.
Diane Kirk m. Bille Jean The Infant Cycle - Playout m. Sarah Barg m. Kimberly Woollen m. Country Western folk pop easy listening gospel. He played with all kinds of genres, with different instrumentation and different styles. If it was a just and righteous world, Glen would be credited as one of the great, seminal influences of all time. He was a secret weapon in the armory of Sixties record producers. Main articles: Glen Campbell discography and Glen Campbell videos.
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