Glen Campbell, RIP

Glen was the first influence that moved me to want to play the guitar.

I had to get an Ovation guitar because Glen played them  and did finally did back in 2002.  It’s one I’ll never sell.

He died today, at the age of 81,  after a long battle with Alzheimer’s

The Song that made me notice. . .  back in 1969.

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About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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9 Responses to Glen Campbell, RIP

  1. janowrite says:

    So sad, first I’d heard of it. RIP.

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  2. God bless him and his family. One of my longest favorites.

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  3. Victo Dolore says:

    Aw, that makes me so sad.

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  4. He really was one of the greats!

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  5. misifusa says:

    My heart was saddened when I saw your post as you delivered the news to me about Glen. May he rest in peace. You know Alzheimer’s is near and dear to my heart. I just showed my son his Rhinestone Cowboy video because he didn’t know who Glen Campbell was and said a small prayer. Thank you for such a lovely post. Do you still play guitar?

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    • I do. No longer playing in a band, but I still pick it up every now and then. Look into the research they did with Glen. I heard last night , but haven’t verified yet that while he couldn’t talk, his brain still allowed him to play the guitar, which surprised everyone involved.

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      • misifusa says:

        My Aunt was able to still play piano from heart even when she wasn’t communicating too well with us. It’s amazing how complex the brain truly is! Thanks for sharing Ray. Glad you’re still playing a bit. I’m a piano girl myself and every once in awhile, I’ll play as well. Now that things have calmed down here a bit, I’m hoping over the winter to practice more. There’s something soothing to me about playing piano and singing for myself.

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  6. He provided the soundtrack to my teenage years…and another one bites the dust.

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