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Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy Reply with quote

On BBC Four tonight at 9

In 2011, Glen Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that he would be bowing out with a final album and farewell tour across Britain and America. This documentary tells Campbell's remarkable life story, from impoverished childhood in Arkansas through huge success first as a guitarist and then as a singer, with great records like Wichita Lineman and Rhinestone Cowboy. With comments from friends and colleagues including songwriter Jimmy Webb and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees, it's a moving story of success, disgrace and redemption as rich as any of the storylines in Campbell's most famous songs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pwxs8
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that the other day in RT but had forgotten so thanks for the reminder Becky!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upset me when Jimmy Webb said about Glen asking him if he wrote Wichita Lineman.....what a terrible illness Alzheimer's disease is.

I never tire of hearing him sing his songs ...what a lovely voice he has.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a bit of a moment, Becky, when Jimmy Webb recounted that. But what a great tribute to Glenn. Not mawkish at all, just a celebration (with no airbrushing, re the addiction and failed relationships) of a fantastically talented man.

The concert that followed, was quite something as well. Glenn, with Jimmy Webb on piano and the LSO at the Royal Festival Hall, from 1978. His guitar playing was mesmerising.

Loved it all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:

Loved it all.

Me too,raver

Enjoyed his choice of songs/instrumentals at the Royal Festival Hall .....some quite different than I thought would be the case.

His voice at the end of MacArthur Park..wow!

Jimmy Webb wrote it as MacArthur Park not MacArthur's Park but couldn't get Richard Harris to sing it without the 's so left him to it in the end....I noticed Glen sang it without the 's Smile

Was that Charlotte Church doing the voice-over ,in the documentary,does anyone know?..I meant to look at the credits at the end but forgot.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed they are repeated late tonight! I'll record the concert I think.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
On BBC Four tonight at 9

In 2011, Glen Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that he would be bowing out with a final album and farewell tour across Britain and America. This documentary tells Campbell's remarkable life story, from impoverished childhood in Arkansas through huge success first as a guitarist and then as a singer, with great records like Wichita Lineman and Rhinestone Cowboy. With comments from friends and colleagues including songwriter Jimmy Webb and Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees, it's a moving story of success, disgrace and redemption as rich as any of the storylines in Campbell's most famous songs.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pwxs8

I read,at the weekend,that Glen is in a care home now and has been since earlier on in the year. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Was that Charlotte Church doing the voice-over ,in the documentary,does anyone know?


It was Lynne Seymour.
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Colin wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
Was that Charlotte Church doing the voice-over ,in the documentary,does anyone know?


It was Lynne Seymour.

Thank you,Colin!
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