Music star Glen Campbell dies

Country superstar Glen Campbell who has died at the age of 81 Credit AP

Drummer Hal Blaine of the Wrecking Crew told The GuardianCampbell "was one of those great guitarists who could hear a part once and had it down pat".

Possessed of a crystalline tenor voice and boy-next-door good looks, Campbell sold more than 45 million records and was known for a signature string of '60s and '70s country music hits that included "Gentle on My Mind", "Wichita Lineman" and "Rhinestone Cowboy". He picked up the CMA Entertainer of the Year award in 1969.

The "Rhinestone Cowboy's" long career produced more than seventy albums, and in 1967 he made history by winning four Grammys.

L.D. Gorman, who is a Hazard businessman was friends with Campbell for about 40 years, ever since he invited Campbell to sing during a free concert in Hazard in 1973. The American, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease since 2011, had just released a last album last June, titled Adios.

"Glen was a courageous advocate on behalf of Alzheimer's, not only bravely sharing his diagnosis with the world, but continuing to bring joy to his fans through his music while facing the disease so publicly", Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association wrote in a statement.

Jimmy Webb's Glen Campbell tribute also referenced the late singer's brief tenure with the Beach Boys, where he had temporarily replaced Brian Wilson in the band's touring lineup in the mid-1960s.

JD(U) rift wide open: Sharad Yadav says he is still with Mahagathbandhan
And they are with me", Yadav said, while addressing the gathering in Sonepur , his first stop of the three-day tour. Insiders told this newspaper that JD (U) national president Nitish Kumar may take disciplinary action against Mr.

Our thoughts are with Campbell's loved ones during this hard time. By the mid-1990s he'd taken up residence at the Glen Campbell Goodtime Theatre in Branson, Mo., where he performed regularly. After having accompanied Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley or the Beach Boys, the guitarist prodigy went solo in 1963.

The show's also your chance to relive numerous highlights from Glen's network TV variety show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.

Although the name might not ring a bell to a lot of modern-day music fans, Webb was the man who wrote some of Campbell's biggest hits as a "crossover country" artist, including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Wichita Lineman".

Other casinos the country music star played include the French Lick Resort Casino in IN, the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, NM, and the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, CT.

"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" received an Academy Award nomination for original song and earned Campbell the sixth and final Grammy of his career.

Related:

  • The questions Google's CEO will have to answer today

    The questions Google's CEO will have to answer today

    Google , like other tech companies, has far fewer women than men in technology and leadership positions. It added that Google threatened employees because of "protected" activities.

    DIY solar eclipse pinhole viewer

    This interactive eclipse map (link is external ) will show you times for the partial and total eclipse anywhere in the world. There will be another total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 , which is often known as a blood moon as the moon turns red.
    PlayerWatch: Chicago White Sox

    PlayerWatch: Chicago White Sox

    I had [Cubans] El Duque [Orlando Hernandez], I had [Jose] Contreras, I had the Missile [Alexei Ramirez]. They feel like they're not doing their job.
  • Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name

    Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name

    The team chose the second name in honor of a rancher family that housed them during their excavations. The giants measured about 37 meteres long with shoulders 6 metres high, dwarfing Tyrannosaurus rex .
    $725 a night to stay in Trump's former home

    $725 a night to stay in Trump's former home

    Donald Trump lived there from birth until the age of 4, when his family moved on to a bigger home. The listing bears a green insignia indicating it was "verified" by the website.
    Police arrest suspect from Paris vehicle  ramming attack that injured 6

    Police arrest suspect from Paris vehicle ramming attack that injured 6

    France has been under a state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks in the French capital which left 130 people dead. The attack targeted soldiers from the Sentinelle security force which was created after Islamic terror attacks in 2015.
  • Stroud is one off lead at PGA Championship

    Stroud is one off lead at PGA Championship

    The moment that summed up Spieth's day with the putter best (or is it worst)? "This week, I worked hard on it and I got a lot of confidence in the driver".
    Ryu Hyun-jin Throws Best Game of MLB Career

    Ryu Hyun-jin Throws Best Game of MLB Career

    After he burst on to the scene and pitched all the way to the World Series in 2015, he made 22 starts last season. Ryu got off to a great start by striking out all three batters in the first and the first batter in the second.
    Disney World installs statue honoring boy killed by alligator

    Disney World installs statue honoring boy killed by alligator

    The lighthouse is a symbol used by the Lane Thomas Foundation , which was set up by the Graves family following his death. The Lane Thomas Foundation shared a photo of the memorial online, saying it was created to honor their loving boy Lane.
  • Scaramucci to grant interview amid a 'den of lions'

    Scaramucci to grant interview amid a 'den of lions'

    Colbert said he plans to ask Scaramucci what it's like inside the Trump White House and "how loyal he feels the president is now". U.S. talk show host Colbert warned the censors to get ready as he announced Monday's guest on Twitter .
    Franklin could be season's first hurricane

    Franklin could be season's first hurricane

    Since Invest 99L isn't a closed circulation storm system, forecast modeling isn't very helpful in predicting where it will go. After landfall, Franklin will slowly dissipate over east-central Mexico bringing heavy bouts of rain and potential flooding.
    North Korea frees imprisoned Canadian pastor

    North Korea frees imprisoned Canadian pastor

    In 2015, Lim was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for what officials said was crimes against the state. A court ordered Mr Lim's release "from the humanitarian viewpoint", it said in a brief two-paragraph report.

Comments

Latest news

Smugglers Throw Nearly 300 Refugees Into Yemen Sea
On Thursday, IOM reported that another smuggler forced some 160 people from a second boat, this time closer to shore. Crossing the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea is particularly risky because of strong currents and high winds.

32 hurt, 2 seriously as tremors strike Xinjiang
The dead included eight tourists, two residents and nine whose identities have yet to be confirmed, state television said. Geological Survey reported a magnitude-6.5 quake, while state media cited a magnitude-7.0 quake.

Enormous Donald Trump 'chicken' inflated near White House during protest
The Hill reports that the chicken was designed with "a golden coif of hair" and it was meant to resemble President Trump . Trump was nowhere near the White House on Wednesday as he is now on vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

LG V30: Dual-camera system confirmed to have record-setting f/1.6 aperture
The normal angle camera will be 1.6 megapixel and the wide-angle 1.3 megapixel, with the module 30 percent smaller than the V20's. It has also been confirmed that the phablet will sport a 6-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.

Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Microsoft laptops, tablets
The consumer group says that poor predicted reliability for the Surface range means that it is pulling its "recommended" tag. As such, this is the first year that Consumer Reports has had enough data to estimate predicted reliability for its laptops.

President Zuma survives vote of no confidence
In the past, Zuma had survived repeated revolts against his leadership from within his own party, but none in secret. Maimane's Democratic Alliance said it would table a motion for early elections to be held in parliament on Thursday.

Teenage babysitters put 7-month-old in fridge
Danvers police arrested and charged the two juveniles the following day. "I think it was all foolishness, stupidity", the baby's mother said.

AIADMK factions likely to come together before Aug 15
The AIADMK meeting also scrapped all appointments of office bearers and decisions made by Dinakaran, isolating him in the party. All these developments incidentally alarmed the BJP, which instructed both the factions to immediately merge.

Major League Baseball to celebrate Players Weekend
On the other end of the spectrum, Mike Zunino and Ben Gamel decided they're last names are perfectly suitable for the new jerseys. Players can also wear personalized equipment and the right sleeve of each jersey will have a logo to symbolize development.

4 takeaways from federal climate change report scientists fear Trump may suppress
A draft for this year's report has already been submitted to the Trump administration for approval before it can be made public. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts beyond what would be projected based exclusively on [relative sea level] rise".

On Paper Everything Leans Towards Conor McGregor
Believe it or not, there are a handful of areas where the UFC lightweight champ bests Mayweather. On Aug. 26, Mayweather and McGregor will clash inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

'Blumenthal Should Take a Nice Long Vacation in Vietnam'
Since the arrival of Kelly, who joined Trump in Bedminster over the weekend, the president has continued to be active on Twitter. President Trump's history of avoiding service (even through legitimate means) chips away at the credibility of his admonishment.

United States stocks fall again on North Korea fears
Priceline Group dropped 8 percent after issuing a profit forecast that was weaker than analysts were expecting. The Nasdaq closed down 18.13 at 6,352.33, while the S&P 500 dropped 0.91, ending the session at 2,474.01.

Solar Eclipse Could Create Once-In-A-Lifetime Road Hazards
It's going to be a little image, but you can see the sun as a crescent depending on where it is during the eclipse", Walter said. On Aug. 21, millions of people in the US will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America.

Led Coalition's phosphorus bombs' use 'violation of int'l law'
Instead, it has encouraged members of the anti-ISIS coalition to redouble their efforts to end the carnage as quickly as possible. The coalition said it is still determining the credibility of 424 reports of civilian casualty incidents.

Other news