On Glen Campbell's death, remembering the 'Rhinestone Cowboy' singer-songwriter

FP Staff

Aug,09 2017 15:29 22 IST


FILE - This 6 September, 2012 file photo shows singer Glen Campbell performing during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as 'Rhinestone Cowboy' and spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, 8 August, 2017. He was 81. Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)


On 28 February 1968, Glen Campbell won six Grammy Awards for both 'Gentle On My Mind' and 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix' at the 10th Annual Grammy Awards. Image from Twitter


This photo taken on 12 February, 2012 shows Glen Campbell performing at the Staples Center during the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Country music legend Glen Campbell, the 'Rhinestone Cowboy' who sold millions of albums over a career that spanned decades, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his family announced on 8 August , 2017. Image from AFP


Glen played La Boeuf in the 1969 release of True Grit. Image from Twitter


"Glen is one of the greatest voices there ever was in the business and he was one of the greatest musicians," said Dolly Parton in a video statement. "He was a wonderful session musician as well. A lot of people don't realise that. But he could play anything and he could play it really well." Image from Facebook


"I'm not a country singer per se," Campbell once said. "I'm a country boy who sings." Image from Wikimedia Commons


Glen Campbell with Ella Fitzgerald. Image from Facebook