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    Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    Was never the greatest GC fan but loved his best stuff. Heard a short obit for him on Radio 6 Music this morning - and the artists he's supported and done guitar on - just one almost endless list of legends and greats.

    Then there is Jimmy Webb's Wichita Lineman. So few words - so much depth and emotion

    I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road
    Searchin' in the sun for another overload
    I hear you singin' in the wire, I can hear you through the whine
    And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

    I know I need a small vacation but it don't look like rain
    And if it snows that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain
    And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
    And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line


    You know - when Shaun Keaveny played it this morning I admit to a wee tear coming to my eye...

    Ach well.

    And SK followed it up with Layla. And this morning I could not but think of that as anything other that one great guitar man's (Clapton) tribute to another now just passed from us.
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

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    Re: Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    I've always been quite a fan and always have his Greatest Hits in the car. The recent documentary about his demise was very sad. I felt very guilty as his new (and last) release came on the radio yesterday and I changed channels saying "they should have had something better as his last" :-(

    By the time I get to Phoenix
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    Gentle on my Mind

    My top three. RIP.

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    Re: Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    Quote Originally Posted by SwingsitlikeHogan View Post
    Was never the greatest GC fan but loved his best stuff. Heard a short obit for him on Radio 6 Music this morning - and the artists he's supported and done guitar on - just one almost endless list of legends and greats.

    Then there is Jimmy Webb's Wichita Lineman. So few words - so much depth and emotion
    ...
    Did pretty well for for an 'unfinished' song!

    JW's songs just seemed to be the perfect foil for GC's style. Or should it be the other way around!

    Great entertainer and apparently great person. Also did a lot for the hairspray industry too!

    A bit of a sad, but fantastic vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6J99mWFqMU

    RIP Glen
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    Re: Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    Foxholer

    ,thanks for that link.
    Very moving tribute to a great artist.

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    Re: Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    Loved the bit on the radio yesterday when a guy went for most of his childhood years thinking the words to one of his songs was 'like a nine stone cowboy'.

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    Re: Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    Gentle on my mind , some great lyrics , R.I.P.
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    Re: Glen Campbell - Left us at 81

    My mum loved him I grew up with GC and Nat King Cole music in the house all day Legends.
    RIP.

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