RIP Glen Campbell (1936-2017)

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News broke a few days ago that legendary singer and songwriter Glen Campbell had passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. It’s sad to lose such a great talent, but the good news is he’s not suffering any longer (Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease).

Rock-A-Doodle “Sun Do Shine” (1991)

Of course my knowledge of Campbell comes from his appearance in the 1991 animated film Rock-A-Doodle where he voices Chanticleer the rooster. It wasn’t until years later that I learned about his career as a singer. He also hosted a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour from 1969 to 1972 and released over 70 albums. Of those, 12 went gold, 4 platinum and one double-platinum. He won four Grammy Awards and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 (also the year he made his final televised appearance, he’d revealed his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s the year before).

Rest in peace sir, your amazing voice is already missed.

 

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