Glen Campbell Remembered For Raising Awareness About Alzheimer's

'Wichita Lineman' Campbell nears the end of the line

He was a wonderful session musician as well, a lot of people don't realize that.

He would become a longtime resident of the Los Angeles area. He played on several recordings including tracks for Ricky Nelson, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra, and Merle Haggard.

Campbell's career started to move center stage - or at least further to the front of it - with a few modest hits beginning with "Turn Around, Look at Me", a 1961 single he recorded for Crest Records; "Kentucky Means Paradise", a 1962 tune recorded with the Green River Boys; and "Swingin' 12 String Guitar" as part of the Folkswingers in 1963.

CAMPBELL: (Singing) And the Wichita lineman is still on the line. He also took CMA's Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

As well as his musical talents, Campbell also ventured onto the big screen, starring alongside John Wayne in True Grit (1969) and most recently playing Jesse Dalton for a stint in TV series Players (1997).

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




Campbell died Tuesday (Aug. 8) after a long battle with Alzheimer's, and Urban turned to social media to share the icon's influence on him, as well as a sweet story about Campbell.

JIMMY WEBB: "Wichita Lineman", to me, is a quintessential Glen Campbell record. His output from these years skewed heavily toward Christmas albums, gospel records and best-of compilations.

Additionally, UNITED STATIONS RADIO NETWORKS will pay tribute on its weekly program "RICK JACKSON'S COUNTRY CLASSICS", set to air the weekend of SATURDYA, AUGUST 26th and SUNDAY, AUGUST 27th.

Webb also pointed that he had great respect for Campbell for deciding to tour late in his life, despite struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's.

"Studies would suggest that people age 80 years and older, about 30 percent have dementia of the Alzheimer's type, and I think it gives us the opportunity to talk about the disease", Dr. Wright said.

Completed while he was already suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer's, Campbell's final album, Adios, was released in June.

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