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Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer Who Fused Country and Pop, Dead at 81
Singer-guitarist and TV host who achieved crossover success succumbs to Alzheimer's disease
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Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell's record label, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," the singer's family said in a statement.

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Glen Campbell - "Where's The Playground Susie"

The end has come and found us here
With our toys scattered all around us here
The puzzle that we never found an answer for
Still asks us, darlin', just what all the games were for
And here we stand in a box of sand
Where's the playground Susie?




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"Galveston" was one of the first albums I bought.

Glen Campbell and Roger Miller records set me apart from most of my peers :cool

As a kid I had limited budget so played Galveston and "Beatles for sale" a lot

I have a Glen Campbell YT ... couldn't find this song...


Glen Campbell - Every time I itch I wind up scratching you



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Take My Hand For A While - Glen Campbell on CD



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Glen Campbell - Galveston (1969 - HD - Restored)



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Roger Miller - Hoppy's Gone

Roger Miller Tribute song for "Hopalong Cassidy"

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This song, which was written by Johnny Slate, Larry Henley and Red Lane, is a tribute to actor William Lawrence Boyd, who starred as cowboy Hopalong Cassidy in a series of movies. Boyd died on September 12, 1972, and this song was written shortly after his death.


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This is a wonderful tribute, Rumpole. So sad to see the news. :(
I only saw him once when he performed at the rodeo in my home town. I barely remember it.
Oh, and once at the airport when he and Mac Davis rode by on a courtesy cart, but it was only a glance when they zoomed by.

I had a crush on him at one point in my life. ;)
And I enjoyed watching him on all the variety shows back when.

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