‘Rhinestone Cowboy’singer, Glen Campbell died

The American country singer Glen Campbell is Tuesday at age 81, has died. He suffered for several years from Alzheimer’s.

Glen Campbell, at his home in California in 2008. © Reuters

Glen Campbell is the man behind the Rhinestone Cowboy (originally from Larry Weiss) and the Grammy-winning songs By the time I get to Phoenix and Gentle on my mind. During his career, which is over sixty years standhield, earned the country singer 21 top-40-odds and he sold 45 million records. In 1968 verpatste he there, according to Rolling Stone even more than The Beatles.

Beach Boy, actor and tv presenter

Campbell earned his spurs as a session musician with The Wrecking Crew, that many of the big hits around the world, notably for The Byrds, Elvis Presley, The Monkees, The Righteous Brothers and The Beach Boys. In the last group he replaced Brian Wilson during a tour in 1964.

Campbell was also – equally – actor (in 1969, he was next to John Wayne shows True Grit) and tv-host at Smothers Bothers Comedy Hour and The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, in which artists such as Ray Charles, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson the revue passed.

Alzheimer’s disease

In 2005, Campbell included in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2011, he gave his farewell tour. During that tour was the disease of Alzheimer at him determined.

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