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If he were still with us, Glen Campbell would have been celebrating his 82nd birthday today. Glen was a singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He was best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. […]

22nd April 1936, Born on this day, Glen Campbell, country singer, songwriter, TV presenter. Hits include ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. As a session musician in the 1960s he worked with Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra. His guitar playing can be heard on […]

21st Dec 1968, Glen Campbell topped the US album chart with ‘Wichita Lineman’. Although the LP would stay on the chart for 46 weeks, it would be Campbell’s only No.1 album. The title track which was written by American songwriter Jimmy Webb reached No 3 on the US singles chart. More on Glen Campbell here: […]

30th Nov 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ Jimmy Webb’s inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Washita County in northern Oklahoma. Webb was driving through an endless litany of telephone poles, each looking exactly the same as the last. Then, in the […]

On November 11, DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell was interviewed by Gerry Kelly of BBC Radio Ulster. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked how he has managed to avoid getting any tattoos after playing in rock bands for more than three and a half decades, Vivian said: “I just don’t like that kind of thing. I’ve never been too […]


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