He has a discography that's chock full of many country favorites, from Jimmy Webb-penned songs to TV and movie hits, and Grammy-winning tracks. Campbell's voice has been a constant in the lives of many fans, and his songs have spun a soundtrack that covers decades and will last forever. From a young boy singing in church in Delight, Ark. Our list of the Top 10 Glen Campbell Songs spans from the very beginning to his most recent recording. It was one of his several songs featured in film and television.
Does this sound like a hit to you? An inauspicious beginning for a song that sold millions of records for Glen Campbell, has been recorded by everyone from Johnny Cash to James Taylor to R. In late Jimmy was just about the hottest songwriter in L. Soon after that date, the phone rang. It was Glen, calling from the studio. That was a song I absolutely wrote for Glen. It was the first time he had written a song expressly for another artist. So it was a character that I worked with in my head. I had never really told anybody how close to the truth that was. We recorded that!
He was Campbell died in Nashville Tuesday at 10 a. His death was also announced Tuesday in a post on his official website and social-media accounts. By age 6, he was skilled enough to appear on local radio stations, and by 10th grade he would quit high school to pursue a music career full time. In his 20s, Campbell, who had come west to Los Angeles to seek stardom, flourished as part of the Wrecking Crew, the fabled, though mostly unknown to the public, collective of studio and session musicians who played behind some of the biggest names in the music business. He would become a longtime resident of the Los Angeles area. He is pictured here on Dec. The singer received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame with his wife Billie and their third child, Kane, during the ceremony on May 5, President Nixon and his wife meet with Campbell and his then-wife, Billie, after the musician entertained a black-tie audience at the White House in May
Glen Campbell is something of a legend. He began as a session guitarist, proved his worth and then everyone wanted him. Jimmy Webb was a prolific songwriter and when he got Campbell on his books — so to speak — they complimented each other nicely and made each other very rich. Glen Campbell was born in Billstown, Arkansas in April He showed an interest in music so young that his father bought him a guitar when he was just four and an uncle taught him the basics of how to play it. As an adult he moved to Los Angeles and became a session musician playing as a member of the Wrecking Crew who played on a multitude of hit records. In late , he spent three months touring as a member of the Beach Boys standing in for Brian Wilson and singing the falsetto parts. He is playing guitar on their classic album Pet Sounds. Was Galveston written about the Vietnam War? The reason I chose Galveston was because I wanted a place that was on the sea.