Glen Campbell has always been good Road Music. Rhinestone Cowboy, Galveston, By the time I get to Phoenix…. It’ll hit the spot at certain times on a good road trip. I’ve always been a fan.
The man had serious talent. He had a solid career as a session guitarist; The righteous brothers, Merle Haggard, the Monkees, Roger Miller and the Beach Boys. Hell, the Beach Boys tried to hire him to Replace Brian Wilson on tour. He Decided to do his own thing instead, follow his gut and then turn out some of his own hits. He Had a few.
I guess he lived in Phoenix for a pretty long stretch — The radio stations on my daily commute have been full of stories about him. From Alice Cooper to Radio Hosts who worked with him here, and even to his neighbors who knew him. Turns out, he was as down to earth and friendly as he was represented. Basically, a helluva good human being.
RIP Glen Campbell. You sir, were gentle on all of our minds. Thanks for what you did.