Top 5 songs of all time for me - there are often days when I think it might be my favourite song of all time. Thanks Glen. 81’s a good innings at least.
Love sticking Rhinestone Cowboy on when i’m three sheets to the wind.
How incredibly sad. RIP buddy, you had it all xx
Always a fave:
Sad but again what a career.
Wichita lineman is just one of those perfect songs that kinda stops you in your tracks.
And I fucking love a sing song to rhinestone cowboy.
All of the Jimmy Webb stuff is amazing, but yeah, Wichita Lineman is pure grace. I really love Where’s The Playground Susie as well. There really aren’t many who can convey what he does and he could play too. So sad x
And I need more than want yoooooou… and I want you for alll tiiiiiime… and the wichita linemaaaaan… Is still on the liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine
all time lyrics right there
Utterly magnificent singer. Lots of stuff that’s under appreciated (highwayman is a classic) but you can’t beat Wichita linesman. RIP
And that soup!
Ok honesty time Highwayman’s probably my earliest memory of any music, ever
my junior year of high school i was on the golf team and we got to work the pebble beach at&t pro-am tournament (all the local high school teams sent volunteers every year). I got the assignment to carry the scoreboard with a foursome. 3 guys I knew and an another older guy i didnt know. He was the most talkative of the group and super nice. got home and told my mom the group i walked around with “… and some guy named glen campbell who I didn’t know” and she about lost her mind. she couldn’t believe how bad she had failed me that i didn’t recognize who that was. we listened to a lot more glen campbell from then on.
Probably not a career highlight:
In all seriousness, Wichita Linesman is an absolute classic.
That voice. (Wichita Lineman for example is a very demanding vocal.) Great guitar.
He and Jimmy Webb combined resulted in what is definitely one of the 5 greatest, if not the greatest, song of all time.
he’s at least at peace now.
I really enjoy his record from 2011 “Ghost on the Canvas” among the rest of his work.
I wore my Lineman of the County t-shirt today, even though the weather meant that nobody saw it.