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A kind of special musician to me. During my blooming years as a work in progress musician, I was able to relate to his sound and message. And if that wasn't enough, we also shared the same birthday. Goodbye to you sir!

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The man was an amazing guitarist. Was considered of if the best studio guys there was before moving into solo artist mode.
 

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RIP to one of the guitarists from the Wrecking Crew:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185418/
"A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. "
 

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[video=youtube;waNGoWV194c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waNGoWV194c[/video]
 

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Dad was a big fan and The Goodtime Hour was must-see TV at his house. Of course, his knucklehead son didn't get it till much later. A remarkable talent.

[video=youtube;GNHqG9lPcaE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHqG9lPcaE&list=PL62264EC685275369&index=5[/video]

[video=youtube;niCSRSgfscE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niCSRSgfscE[/video]
 

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I suppose it would just be wrong to honor him without posting this classic.

[video=youtube;-HFCuBLAjXo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFCuBLAjXo[/video]
 

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[video=youtube;GUBhE00h9U0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUBhE00h9U0[/video]
 

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Some more?

[video=youtube;l3u9sfHuP2I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3u9sfHuP2I[/video]
 

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One of my all-time favorites from childhood to this day. Made me very sad to hear of his passing...

Thanks for the music, Glen. We will miss you.
 

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I always loved "Little Green Apples" as a kid. His health had been bad for a long time, so this is probably a blessing.
 

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I heard he couldn't read music; al least we had that in common! I had to download some of his stuff last night.
 

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Most pop/rock/country stars don't read music.
I would be surprised if he could not read music well being a serious studio guitarist before. I agree about well know folks, but not one who were studio type musicians for hire before hitting it big.
 

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I'm a fan and always will be.

Those with a Netflix account should watch the movie "I'll be me" movie about his battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Summary:
Musician Glen Campbell starts a farewell tour after he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and he and his family navigate the unpredictable nature of the disease through love, laughter and music.
Release date: October 24, 2014 (USA)
Director: James Keach
Costume design: Dawn Ritz
Producers: James Keach, Trevor Albert
Distributor: Area23a
 

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I remember seeing Glen Campbell as a member of the Beach Boys perform in the mid '60s.

He will always be one them in my mind.
 

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I would be surprised if he could not read music well being a serious studio guitarist before. I agree about well know folks, but not one who were studio type musicians for hire before hitting it big.

Glen Campbell was one of twelve children born in a small town in Arkansas. When he was only four, his father bought him his first guitar. Within two years, he'd become a masterful player. By the age of fourteen he'd already left home to pursue music full-time. Joining a three piece band led by his uncle Dick Bills in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he later toured the Southwest with his own band. At twenty-four, Glen made the big move to L.A. and despite the fact that he couldn't read music, became one the "hottest" studio musicians in the business, backing such greats as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley. He even toured as a member of the Beach Boys.


The whole interview with Gary James.
https://www.classicbands.com/GlenCampbellInterview.html
 

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Glen Campbell was one of twelve children born in a small town in Arkansas. When he was only four, his father bought him his first guitar. Within two years, he'd become a masterful player. By the age of fourteen he'd already left home to pursue music full-time. Joining a three piece band led by his uncle Dick Bills in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he later toured the Southwest with his own band. At twenty-four, Glen made the big move to L.A. and despite the fact that he couldn't read music, became one the "hottest" studio musicians in the business, backing such greats as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Elvis Presley. He even toured as a member of the Beach Boys.


The whole interview with Gary James.
https://www.classicbands.com/GlenCampbellInterview.html
Ok, it is possible. Just unusual in his line of work.
 

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Ok, it is possible. Just unusual in his line of work.
It's really not that difficult. I don't read and did quite a bit of studio back in the day. Of course, someone that learned by ear, like myself, might find it very hard to rehearse with a bunch of reader musicians and vise versa. But the kind of music Glen was doing could easily be considered "no brainer" material. The music wasn't that complex. "Gimme a tape and I'll have the parts worked out in a couple of days" I'd be surprised if it were any different that just that.
 

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I suppose it would just be wrong to honor him without posting this classic.

[video=youtube;-HFCuBLAjXo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFCuBLAjXo[/video]
Right....my favorite tune by him...bought his album when I went off to school - just for this tune.
I saw John Hartford at VA Tech and he was a real gifted musician as well - now both are gone.

RIP
Dad was a big fan and The Goodtime Hour was must-see TV at his house. Of course, his knucklehead son didn't get it till much later. A remarkable talent.

[video=youtube;GNHqG9lPcaE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHqG9lPcaE&list=PL62264EC685275369&index=5[/video]
 
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It's really not that difficult. I don't read and did quite a bit of studio back in the day. Of course, someone that learned by ear, like myself, might find it very hard to rehearse with a bunch of reader musicians and vise versa. But the kind of music Glen was doing could easily be considered "no brainer" material. The music wasn't that complex. "Gimme a tape and I'll have the parts worked out in a couple of days" I'd be surprised if it were any different that just that.
Gary, I have played for a long time, and almost exclusively by ear. It depends on the type of studio gig. There are some where they want you to be creative and there may not be charts, and others where they want you to sight read the part pronto. All depends.
 

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Gary, I have played for a long time, and almost exclusively by ear. It depends on the type of studio gig. There are some where they want you to be creative and there may not be charts, and others where they want you to sight read the part pronto. All depends.
I'm fairly certain this defines what I was saying. True, my studio experience, band experience and any other jam sessions and such, were all by ear. I tried to learn to read but I was too far into it to keep focused. So I gave up trying. The few times I tried to mix talents with readers went absolutely nowhere, unless I was in a position to improvise. I do know this though. It was way easier for me to follow a readers lead with improv, where it was impossible for a reader to rip loose without the sheet music and mix minds with an ear musician. Glen probably had plenty to choose from back in his studio days. A great lot of music was being created off the hip.
 
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