Rhinestone Cowboy - RIP

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8/8/2017 5:03 PM

Glen Campbell gone at 81 years old.

My Dad always had an 8 track tape of Glen playing in the truck when taking me to the track or to the desert to ride as a kid back in Arizona. Even used to watch him on TV growing up. Lots of memories for me.

Glen had some tough times later in life with alcohol abuse and as a victim of Alzheimer's disease.

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For what it's worth my Dad is now struggling through the final stages of Alzheimer's at the age of 81.

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8/8/2017 5:22 PM

Was my fav song as a kid- I remember my parents buying me the single album from Sears..laughing .. I bet they still have it!

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8/8/2017 6:15 PM

Alzheimer's sucks. My sister, who knows very little about moto-cross , texted me that earlier. I texted her back with , Kent Howerton ? She's like what are you talking about? w00t

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8/8/2017 6:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/8/2017 6:40 PM

Ironically, I have been adding a lot of Glen Campbell to my ipod the last couple of months. FWIW, I loved Rhinstone Cowboy so much as a kid, my next door neighbor made me a rhinestone "suit". I would run and put it on when my parents said he was coming on TV, tennis racket and all! Anyways, here is one of his last songs he wrote. Kind of an auto-biographical remberence to himself. There is a little bit of intro (with a little ironic symbolism), with the song to follow. Apropo for today:

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8/8/2017 6:43 PM

RIP, Mr. Campbell, you are one of the greats!

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much ty. How to spot a paid forum poster/artificial forum traffic producer (see list of actions/phrases below):

Copius pattern amounts of phrases like “Anyone have”..., “Anybody know?”.... and their variations.

Thoughts?
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks in advance!





8/8/2017 7:58 PM

Spinning some old vinyl in tribute to the consummate entertainer and guitar man.

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RIP Mr. Campbell

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"We don't rent pigs."

8/8/2017 8:23 PM

JAFO92 wrote:

Spinning some old vinyl in tribute to the consummate entertainer and guitar man.

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RIP Mr. Campbell

I think Wichita Lineman was my personal fave. Great musician. RIP cowboy.

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8/8/2017 8:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/8/2017 8:46 PM

Same here.
I remember reading the song writer (Jimmy Webb) sent Wichita to Campbell without an ending.
He called to see if they were interested in recording the song and was shocked to hear not only were they interested they recorded it without a proper ending!

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8/9/2017 5:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/9/2017 6:46 AM

tunedlength wrote:

Same here.
I remember reading the song writer (Jimmy Webb) sent Wichita to Campbell without an ending.
He called to see if they were interested in recording the song and was shocked to hear not only were they interested they recorded it without a proper ending!

That tune, in particular, is considered one the most played/aired songs of all time. Glen played a Danelectro baritone in the guitar break. (he usually always played a 12 string)

A lot of people dont know that Glen sold more records in 1968 than the Beatles did (a big deal at the time), and his Goodtime Hour TV show was so diverse he helped launch many careers for artists who just couldnt get national exposure until he put them on his show. He never forgot his humble beginnings as a farm boy from Delight, Arkansas.

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"We don't rent pigs."

8/9/2017 7:26 AM



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