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06-22-2011, 01:34 PM
Just saw this link on FB and thought some might be interested. Apparently Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Very sad.


06-22-2011, 04:18 PM
I read that, too. It's very sad.

06-22-2011, 06:45 PM
He's in his 70s so it isn't that surprising.

He did a couple of my favourite records of all time - Galveston, Wichita Lineman & Rhinestone Cowboy to name just three. I think when I first heard Galveston it started my lifelong fascination with songs about places.


tequila girl
06-23-2011, 04:26 AM
I agree with you there FP, Galveston is also one of my favourites - but I prefer to remember him singing it like this


another one I used to really love


06-23-2011, 05:52 AM
How sad. :-( Great choices there FP.

I love this version of Wichita Lineman with Keith Urban. (Love the way they both make mistakes and yet keep on going with a laugh. :thumbsup:)


06-23-2011, 09:33 AM
Loved that Annabel! :iloveyou: KU! Thanks!

06-23-2011, 03:10 PM
So sorry to hear this. Alzheimer's is a terrible, terrible disease.

06-23-2011, 05:58 PM
Sad to hear this.

UK TimFan
06-23-2011, 06:09 PM
I always have to have my hanky ready when Glen sings 'And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time' in 'Witchita lineman'.
Even 33 years after its release. :blush:

06-23-2011, 06:18 PM
Awww. I've been a Glen Campbell fan since "Homeward Bound" was televised on the Ed Sullivan Show!

tequila girl
06-23-2011, 06:19 PM
I always have to have my hanky ready when Glen sings 'And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time' in 'Witchita lineman'.
Even 33 years after its release. :blush:

I know what you mean....

06-23-2011, 06:20 PM
I like "Rhinestone Cowboy," too.

06-23-2011, 07:26 PM
Other favourites: Southern Nights, All I Have To Do Is Dream with Bobbie Gentry, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Gentle On My Mind, True Grit. Great voice, great guitarist, great talent.

06-23-2011, 08:01 PM
I like "Rhinestone Cowboy," too.

That's my favorite of his, too.


06-23-2011, 08:18 PM
Sad news.

09-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Indeed :worried: Did anyone buy his latest album? I did and its great. Read he will do a farewell tour. Don't know when, one website says this fall, another next spring. Hope he will be still able to do it then. I'm sure a lot of people will be crying during the shows.

09-12-2011, 08:21 PM
Glen is scheduled to play at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton, N.B., the same theatre where I saw Jackson Browne. Moncton is about a 1 3/4 hr drive from here. My husband wanted to go until he saw Glen recently in an interview on one of the entertainment news shows (I forget which one). His wife had to answer most of the questions. She did say that although his short term memory was bad he still remembered how to sing & play his old songs. I found it very hard to watch the interview. :-( I have always enjoyed his music.

03-23-2016, 10:28 PM
Glen "Galveston" Campbell, the original Country music star, has reportedly entered the final stage of Alzheimer's Disease. He is 79 years old, and has battled the neurological disease for the past 5 years.


This is unbelievably depressing in so many ways. My thoughts, prayers, and special considerations go out to his family, friends, and fans.

03-24-2016, 10:03 PM
He has had alzheimer's for a long time, it is now in it's final stages.
It is very sad. I just watched a PBS special on him. He had great music. I remember as a kid we always played Glen Campbell in our house. We always watched his Good Times Show on TV. Very sad....

05-16-2016, 04:45 PM
Glen Campbell's longtime collaborator Jimmy Webb, the writer of such hits as "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Galveston," and "Wichita Lineman," will be performing a series of concerts celebrating the life and music of Mr. Campbell. Accompanying Webb will be three of Campbell's children.


Anyone planning on seeing these concerts should they be scheduled nearby?

05-31-2016, 09:46 AM
They played two songs by Glen Campbell on the radio here a few weeks ago. Immediately the text was hopping with everyone wondering had he passed away. Luckily it was a no

05-31-2016, 11:13 AM
Seeing this thread title gave me a start for the same reason!

06-01-2016, 12:54 AM
Seeing this thread title gave me a start for the same reason!

I had the same reaction.

12-05-2017, 11:58 AM
Three of his eight children are suing because they were excluded from the will. Kim is also the estate executor.