Tuesday night after hearing about the death of Glen Campbell, I pulled up YouTube and watched videos.
As a singer, his voice could interpret a story with ease and his guitar skills punctuated the rhythms like a hot knife slicing through butter.
Watching those Glen Campbell videos was like attending a Master Class on storytelling, taught by one of the best that ever lived.
It’s nice to know those classes will continue into perpetuity.
There were so many great Glen Campbell songs and videos, I wanted to continue the concert…..
Sometimes when you hear that a person has passed away it takes you back to moments in time.
Yesterday, when I heard that Glen Campbell had passed, I had one of those flashback memories.
Glen Campbell performed the songbook of my youth. His songs were there during every Pickin’ and Singin’ night my family would enjoy with our friends.
I remember his “Rhinestone Cowboy” days, his CBS Variety Show, and his tumultuous days with Tanya Tucker.
In his later years, Glen Campbell’s role as an elder statesman of country music was carried out with dignity.
A few years back, the world was heartbroken to hear he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and yesterday we were heartbroken again when his death was announced.
Glen Campbell seemed like he was part of the family and he will be missed.
In choosing a song to honor his memory, I could have chosen many…..
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Gentle on My Mind
and many others, however I chose my favorite….. Wichita Lineman.
Glen Campbell’s musical legacy will live forever and his body is now restored as he serenades with the choir of angels.