Today on Day’s to remember, we celebrate how on Glen Campbell was born on March 22nd 1936.
In 2011, after his initial diagnosis, Glen Campbell is now in the final stages of Alzheimer’s. Sources close to the country icon tell Rolling Stone Country that he has been in Stage Seven of the degenerative brain disease for some time now and is unable to communicate.
Campbell is currently living in a Nashville memory care facility, where his family reports that music therapy has been particularly helpful. “Glen’s getting great care; he’s happy, he’s cheerful,” the singer’s wife, Kim Campbell, tells the Tampa Bay Times.
“He’s healthy but he has lost most of his language skills. He doesn’t understand anything anyone is saying to him. But there’s life and energy and community. He’s there with other people, doctors, lawyers who are all facing the same thing. I’m in a community with other family members who are going through the same thing.”
The entertainer famously shared his journey through the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s in the 2014 documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, which spawned the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”
Campbell’s family members have since become tireless advocates for Alzheimer’s awareness and research, using the film to not only get the message out but also comfort other families dealing with the devastating illness.
What a talent he gave us before he became so ill, my favorite song from was always, ‘Wichita Lineman.”
Today’s YouTube presentation brought to you by user name,(2 old to rock), gives you that song called, “Wichita Lineman.” As we celebrate Glen Campbell’s today on March 22nd.
He was also in the original movie called, “True Grit,” along with John Wayne.
Glen Campbell was born in Billstown, a tiny community near Delight in Pike County, Arkansas. He was the seventh son of 12 children. His father was a sharecropper of Scottish ancestry.
He started playing guitar as a youth and credits his uncle Boo for teaching him the guitar.
Campbell has been married four times and is the father of five sons and three daughters, ranging in year of birth from 1956 to 1986.
Since 1962, Campbell has recorded and released fifty-seven studio albums and six live albums. He has also lent his vocals to four soundtracks for motion pictures (True Grit, Norwood, Rock-A-Doodle and Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me).
As we remember his birthday today, our universal song bird, is still a great talent every time we hear one of his songs.
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