GLEN CAMPBELL, 81, on August 8 in Nashville, TN after a lengthy and public battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Originally from Delight, Arkansas, he was a top-level studio guitarist who never learned to read music, a songwriter, chart-topping singer, TV host, and actor.
During his 50 years in show business, he released more than 70 albums, sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 gold albums, four platinum, and one double-platinum. He had 21 Top-40 hits and made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys in the country and pop categories. His most memorable tunes were “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Southern Nights.”