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NFT: Glen Campbell RIP

walm0 : 8/8/2017 5:01 pm
'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer DEAD AT 81
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An  
AcidTest : 8/8/2017 5:18 pm : link
incredible talent. RIP. God bless.
I caddied for him once in the 1970s  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 8/8/2017 5:30 pm : link
He was a good friend of the pro at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. The pro had come from a Hollywood club and knew a lot of these guys. Campbell was a really great guy. Couldn't be friendlier to a 15 or 16 year old kid.

He played with the Beach Boys for a while in 1964 and 1965 before he became a star of his own.
and a remarkable  
Chuck Q : 8/8/2017 5:45 pm : link
guitar player as well - check out some of his solos on youtube. LA studio guy in the early 60's .. trivia note - he played acoustic guitar on strangers in the night for sinatra
RIP to a great singer and guitarist.  
Ira : 8/8/2017 6:05 pm : link
My favorite song of his is -
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RIP  
Ron from Ninerland : 8/8/2017 6:18 pm : link
I still remember his first appearance on the Smothers Brothers
Yep, great talent  
SomeFan : 8/8/2017 6:30 pm : link
RIP Glen
Son of a  
SomeFan : 8/8/2017 6:36 pm : link
sharecropper. Have not read that about someone in years.
The movie about his last tour...  
manh george : 8/8/2017 6:50 pm : link
as he descended into Alzeimer's is still a must-see for fans (link). The affection he got from his daughter and wife, es-especially, is touching.

Btw, there is an open question as to whether his drug abuse triggered the Alzeimer's or whether his nasty relapse in 2003 was an early sign of the disease.

In any event, he left a wonderful legacy of the kind of music that most of us would not have experienced or enjoyed without him. He and Jimmy Webb were a terrific pair.
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Peter,  
Giant John : 8/8/2017 8:22 pm : link
Did Campbell play the Fairmount Course? I happen to live close to that.
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A country picker  
averagejoe : 8/8/2017 8:42 pm : link
and flawless singer with a perfect ear. I tell my metalhead friend all the time to check out Glen's guitar playing. There is nothing country pickers like Glen and Jerry Reed and Roy Clark couldn't play. Rest easy Glen - well done.
The 2014 documentary was outstanding  
lono801 : 8/8/2017 8:46 pm : link
As MG said...a must see.

I started a thread about it after I saw it...it's really that good
RE: I caddied for him once in the 1970s  
ChathamMark : 8/8/2017 8:56 pm : link
In comment 13553167 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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He was a good friend of the pro at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. The pro had come from a Hollywood club and knew a lot of these guys. Campbell was a really great guy. Couldn't be friendlier to a 15 or 16 year old kid.

He played with the Beach Boys for a while in 1964 and 1965 before he became a star of his own.


I caddied at Fairmount in the 70's. 74,75,76. Not a total regular caddy, but if you got a good loop, you got 10 bucks a bag. Lot of characters. A lot of guys had more booze in their bags than clubs. Sorry to miller. RIP Glen.
'Galveston' has always been one of my favorite songs...  
lono801 : 8/8/2017 9:00 pm : link
And ' Where's the Playground Susie'
RIP  
feelflows : 8/8/2017 9:05 pm : link
Temporary Beach Boy... integral part of the Wrecking Crew.
RE: I caddied for him once in the 1970s  
Boy Cord : 8/8/2017 10:34 pm : link
In comment 13553167 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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He was a good friend of the pro at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. The pro had come from a Hollywood club and knew a lot of these guys. Campbell was a really great guy. Couldn't be friendlier to a 15 or 16 year old kid.

He played with the Beach Boys for a while in 1964 and 1965 before he became a star of his own.


Great story. Also, did not know the Beach Boys connection! Does that make him one or two degrees separation to John Stamos? I kid because I love watching Full House with my kids.
I am a lineman  
mrvax : 8/9/2017 9:27 am : link
for the county. RIP.
RE: RE: I caddied for him once in the 1970s  
feelflows : 8/9/2017 9:34 am : link
In comment 13553480 Boy Cord said:
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In comment 13553167 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:


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He was a good friend of the pro at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham. The pro had come from a Hollywood club and knew a lot of these guys. Campbell was a really great guy. Couldn't be friendlier to a 15 or 16 year old kid.

He played with the Beach Boys for a while in 1964 and 1965 before he became a star of his own.



Great story. Also, did not know the Beach Boys connection! Does that make him one or two degrees separation to John Stamos? I kid because I love watching Full House with my kids.


Brian was using the Wrecking Crew for Beach Boys albums. When Brian stopped touring with the BBs he tapped into the Wrecking Crew to fill his void. He played for a couple of years and then was eventually replaced with Bruce Johnston who is still in the band (errr Mike Love's version)

Brian wrote I Guess I'm Dumb and gave the song to GC
His recently released last album  
Beezer : 8/9/2017 9:34 am : link
is entitled "Adios."

I love that.
one of the best musicians of the era -  
Del Shofner : 8/9/2017 10:06 am : link
it's amazing how many hit records he played on, leaving aside his own hit records. RIP.
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