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    Default Rest in Peace - Glen Campbell

    As reported by lots of news sources and his own Facebook page.

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    Rip

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    Probably my favorite recording of this song. Any other favorite Campbell clips?

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    RIP Glen! What a great guitar player! He will be missed.
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    Another great taken from us. RIP.

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    Glen Campbell was (along with Dick Dale), my first big musical crush...
    He came to the Whitwood Shopping Center in Whittier, California on a summer afternoon in 1964 (I was 13), and played an hour-and-a-half set of instrumentals from his new LP, "The Astounding 12-String Guitar of Glen Campbell"...
    Thus began my love affair with the 12-string guitar, and I immediately went out and acquired a Gibson B-45--a guitar I wish I would have kept...
    "The Astounding 12-String Guitar of Glen Campbell" was my touchstone, and I was kind of bummed when Glen forged a career with vocals... ;-)
    But I wasn't bummed when his TV show debuted 4-5 years later, and the "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" turned me onto so-ooo many other great musicians, most notably John Hartford...
    "Gentle on My Mind" still kills me to this day...
    So, today is pretty sad.
    I wish you all could have seen that set of music he played that day in '64, backed by a Fender bassist (first bass I ever saw!) and a great drummer, who I would bet a 100 dollar bill was Hal Blaine...
    Glen didn't sing a note! But a lot of jokes were told (all pretty funny), and he just kicked ass on that 12-string...
    RIP Mr. Campbell...


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    My inspiration (along with Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell) to start playing guitar in my youth. And seemed like a genuinely nice guy! RIP Glen Campbell - Alzheimer's Disease sucks (my mother died of it too.)

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    Feels very much the same as when I learned that John Denver had passed away. The music of each somehow weaved deeply through the fabric of America - both truly American icons that transcended music. That said, music was who they were and when we think of Glen, it's his music, his voice, his guitar playing that fills our mind.

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    I was on the opposite end of the cultural spectrum when he was massively popular. My parents liked him, and they hated the Rock music I was listening to at the time. But after I started playing guitar, I came to respect his massive talent and musicianship.

    That dude could play the heck out of a guitar. Props for that, and for surviving in music at a time when the times were changing.

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    This is one of my favorite videos. His phrasing is fantastic even when he's playing slower

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    RIP Glen, you were a true talent.
    A quarter tone flat and a half a beat behind.

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    This is one of my favorite videos. His phrasing is fantastic even when he's playing slower
    Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about. He grabbed some of us guitar players back in the day with his guitar playing, even if we weren't all onboard with the pop persona. It was great to see him stretch out like that, in the few opportunities he had with the masses crying out for another repeat of Wichita Lineman (which is a great song, I'll admit).

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    Glen hung on longer than I thought he would. A great talent. RIP.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Crusher musician and vocals. In my mind GC was a bit like Tom Jones. So much talent often in the hand of the wrong producers. But still, enough awesome stuff to dig back into for years....RIP.

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    Glen was one of those master musicians that like to take it to the next level. He was always trying for that better more complex break. Few forget his bluegrass roots with that 1962 "Big Bluegrass Special" album with the Green River Boys. Glen sure liked his bluegrass as he featured a bluegrass tune or two on his TV and live shows. Three most famous bluegrass banjo pickers with Glen were John Hartford, Larry McNeely and Carl Jackson. His daughter Ashley is a good banjo picker too.

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    Thats a major bummer, What a monster musician! One of the Wrecking crew for sure! Superior talent that could do a lot of things.

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    There's a great story about Glen Campbell learning the Tiny Moore leads on the guitar and not knowing that Tiny was playing them on a mandolin. It's discussed here.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    I only heard of Glenn's passing this morning. There are VERY few male vocalists that i like,but Glenn Campbell was at the top of the list !. Not only that,but well before he became primarily as singer,he was as we all know,a terrific session guitarist,something i was aware of back in the mid 1960's when he recorded an LP of 12-string guitar instrumentals - ''The Astounding 12-string Guitar of Glenn Campbell'', backed by several notable Bluegrass musicians,& the LP ''12-String Guitar - The Folkswingers'' who were basically 'The Dillards'.

    Whether as a singer or guitarist,he was amazing, & he'll be sorely missed by all his followers,
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    Glen Campbell was one heck of a musician! I've heard folks that have met him say, that he was very nice and friendly to his fans. When I was a young fella I saw him on tv picking the guitar where he held it behind his head. He didn't miss a note!

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    He was something special. This is one of my favorite videos of him. And just look at who all was sitting there. Wow.

    https://youtu.be/ETkzK9pXMio

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    I just had a short conversation with one of our millennials who is a sometime amateur guitarist himself -- I mentioned that glen campbell had died and he didn't know who he was. It was kind of hard to explain because glen hadn't been doing much (obviously) the past few years when this guy would have been getting into music (he's 23 I think). He said he'd probably listen to some of Glen's stuff on spotify today because they'd probably do a retrospective of his top hits in memorium. I just knew him as a singer since I wasn't into pop music as a kid, but he did sing some of the most haunting/earworm tunes I remember from those years. RIP Glen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Ludewig View Post
    He was something special. This is one of my favorite videos of him. And just look at who all was sitting there. Wow.

    https://youtu.be/ETkzK9pXMio
    Yeah, that's one of my favorites as well. The look on Roy Clark's face as he gazes in admiration tells it all.
    A quarter tone flat and a half a beat behind.

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    Don't forget his acting opposite John Wayne in True Grit! One of my favorites. RIP, Glen.

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    Wichita Lineman is one of those songs that takes me straight back to 1968. Call it Pop, call it what you want, it's a great song, and Glen was a great talent.

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