Glen Campbell's Daughter Mourns Iconic Father's Death Via Twitter - Pals Follow

Thursday, 10 Aug, 2017

Of course, there was also a fuzzy moment or two that may or may not have had anything to do with his mental state; Campbell garbled the "Wichita Lineman" line about "that stretch down south", which came out something like "that stretch right there".

A few months ago, News 4 sat down with Kim, Campbell's wife of 35 years.

The US country and rock artist, who was also a well-regarded session guitarist for bands such as The Beach Boys, had been suffering from Alzheimer's. "Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell, who succumbed on Tuesday to the Alzheimer's he had been diagnosed with in 2011, showed "True Grit" too in his life.

"Glen's music came from an era that will never exist again". "I thought it was my autobiography set to song", he wrote in his autobiography of the same name, "Rhinestone Cowboy". He imagined he was longing for an absent lover.

"The "Galveston" song is so iconic world-wide, and to many people, it is already considered an anthem for the island", said Galveston CVB Marketing Director Melody Smith.

Below is a video of Campbell performing the song.

Dolly Parton: "Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time". Fans sent their condolences to the 30-year-old with one comment beautifully reading: "He will forever be in our hearts no matter what".

Campbell's 1968 track Wichita Lineman was a worldwide hit, reaching No 1 in the U.S. and No 7 in the UK. "Nobody liked a Jimmy Webb song as much as Glen!" It wasn't until the mid '60s did I realize my father was friends with a famous guy named Glen Campbell.

Just hours after Glen Campbell's passing, Keith Urban took to social media to share an emotional statement praising the singer's "humanity" and influence on country music. I remember I was somewhat surprised that the Fox was only sporadically filled.

Campbell had his first major hit in 1967, with "By the Time I Get to Phoenix." . It's an ideal hit for a veteran artist: It feels autobiographical even if it was a song Campbell picked up from the airwaves, a song that gains resonance through how it's sung.

"He was one the nicest men I have ever met", said Mr Deery.

Glen will be missed, but his music will live on and may yet be discovered by the youth of a new generation, who find they like memorable melodies and songs that are stories. This lead me down the path that brought me to where I am today.

He announced the diagnosis to the world in June 2011.

But he made a simple promise regarding Campbell's legacy. They were talking about him putting together one last album, and it was considered his best one in years. His wife, Kim Campbell, announced earlier this year that her husband could no longer play guitar.