Saturday, February 01, 2014

Saturday Night Music: Glen Campbell


Deb said...

So sad to think that Alzheimer's is claiming his mind and talent. I'm glad we still have all the recordings--those Jimmy Webb sings are the best.

Rick said...

In the last few years there was a L.A. Times review of one of Campbell's last appearances in L.A. with at least one of his children in the back-up band.
One moment in the review described was both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

The Alzheimer hadn't then yet affected his guitar playing or singing. But he was sometimes lost between numbers.

At one point he completely forgot the song list and looked stricken. His son called out the name of the next song.
The reviewer described the sweet joy of remembering on Glen's face as he swung into one of his trademark Jim Webb songs.

Hell, I'm tearing up a bit just typing this..