Glen Campbell: The Astounding 12-String Guitar Of Glen Campbell (CD)
(Greyscale) 12 tracks - Glen Campbell was an iconic
American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor who
died in 2017. He was best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s
and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The
Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 through
June 1972. During his 50 years in the music business, Campbell released
more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records worldwide and
accumulated 12 gold albums, four platinum albums, and one
double-platinum album. He placed a total of 80 different songs on either
the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or Adult Contemporary
Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one
on at least one of those charts.
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American singer who became famous through film music. Born on 22.4.1939 in Delight (Arkansas) as the seventh son of a farming family. Already in his parents' house music was played all the time. The first money Glen Campbell earned as a cotton picker.
In 1962 Glen Campbell went to Hollywood and got a job as a studio musician, where he accompanied Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin. In 1967 he had his first great successes with "By the Time I get to Phoenix' and "Gentle on my mind'. For these world hits in country sound he also received the highest award of the American music business, the Grammy. His music to the films "True Grit' and "Norwood' underlined his reputation as one of America's best young composers and musicians. "Galveston', "Wichita Lineman' and "Where's the Playground Susie' were the songs that made him famous in Germany in 1969. Then he retired to his villa in Laurel Canyon and it became quieter around him. In 1975, however, he made a more than brilliant comeback with "Rhinestone Cowboy'.