Chanteur et guitariste Country US né Glen Travis Campbell, le 22 Avril 1936 à Delight (Arkansas). Glen Campbell a débuté en 1958 en montant les Western Wranglers et enregistre pour Ceneco (58). En 1960, Glen s'installe à Los Angeles (Californie) où il devient musicien de studio et fait parti un moment du groupe The Champs. En 1961, il enregistre pour Capehart (61) et Crest Records (61) . En 1962, il signe chez Capitol où il s'impose rapidement. Spécialiste de la guitare à douze cordes et vedette de la télévision, Glen Campbell entama également une convaincante carrière cinématographique.
Glen Campbell est mort le 8 Août 2017 à Nashville (Tennessee).

It isn't accurate to call Glen Campbell "pure country," but his smooth fusion of country mannerisms and pop melodies and production techniques made him one of the most popular country musicians of the late '60s and '70s. Campbell was one of the leading figures of country-pop during that era, racking up a steady stream of Top Ten singles, highlighted by classics like "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "I Wanna Live," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Rhinestone Cowboy," and "Southern Nights." Boasting Campbell's smooth Vocalss and layered arrangements, where steel guitars bounced off sweeping strings, those songs not only became country hits, the crossed over to the pop charts as well, which was appropriate, since that is where he began his musical career. Originally, he was a Los Angeles session musician, playing on hits by the Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Merle Haggard. By the end of the '60s, he had become a successful solo artist, and that success would not abate until the late '80s, when he stopped having radio hits and began concentrating on live performances at his theater in Branson.
Campbell was born and raised in Delight, AR, where he received his first guitar when he was four years old. Learning the instrument from various relatives, he played consistently throughout his childhood, eventually gravitating toward jazz players like Barney Kessel and Django Reinhardt. While he was learning guitar, he also sang in a local church, where he developed his Vocals skills. By the time he was 14, he had begun performing with a number of country bands in the Arkansas, Texas, and New Mexico area, including his uncle's group, the Dick Bills Band. When he was 18, he formed his own country band, the Western Wranglers, and began touring the South with the group. Four years later, Campbell moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he became a session musician.
Shortly after arriving in California, Campbell earned the reputation of being an excellent guitarist, playing on records by Bobby Darin and Rick Nelson. In 1960, he briefly joined the instrumental rock & roll group The Champs, who had the hit single "Tequila" two years earlier. The following year, he released his debut single, "Turn Around, Look at Me," on the small Crest label; the single reached number 62 later in the year. By the summer of 1962, he had released "Too Late to Worry — Too Blue to Cry" on Capitol Records; the single only spent two weeks on the charts, peaking at 76. While he was tentatively pursuing a solo career, Campbell continued to play professionally, most notably for Elvis Presley and Dean Martin. Also in 1962, he played guitar and sang on "Kentucky Means Paradise," a single by the one-off group the Green River Boys, who released an album, Big Bluegrass Special. "Kentucky Means Paradise" became a hit on the country charts, climbing to number 20. Instead of pursuing a full-fledged country career after the single's release, Campbell returned to studio work, and over the next two years he played on sessions by Frank Sinatra ("Strangers in the Night"), Merle Haggard ("The Legend of Bonnie and Clyde"), the Monkees ("I'm a Believer"), the Association, and the Mamas & the Papas, among many others.
Following Brian Wilson's breakdown and retirement from the road in 1965, Glen Campbell became a touring member of the Beach Boys for several months. At the end of his tenure as the group's temporary bassist, the Beach Boys offered him a permanent spot in the band, but he turned them down when they wouldn't allow him to have an equal cut of the group's royalties. A few months after rejecting the band's offer, the Beach Boys' record label, Capitol, offered Campbell a full-fledged contract. His first release under his new long-term Capitol contract was a version of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "The Universal Soldier," which peaked at number 45. For much of 1966, he continued to pursue studio work, but he released "Burning Bridges" toward the end of the year, and it climbed to number 18 on the country charts early in 1967.
During 1967, Capitol pushed Campbell as a country recording artist, and their breakthrough arrived in the late summer when his folky country-pop rendition of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" became a Top 40 hit on both the country and pop charts. By the end of the year, he had released a cover of Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," which reached number two on the country charts, and number 26 on the pop charts. Early in 1968, "Gentle on My Mind" won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording of 1967. Campbell's success continued in 1968, as "I Wanna Live" became his first number one hit and "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" reached number three. The following year, CBS television hired him to host the variety show The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour, which became quite popular and helped establish him as not only a country star, but a pop music superstar.
Throughout the late '60s and early '70s, Campbell continued to rack up hit singles, including the number one hits "Wichita Lineman" (1968) and "Galveston" (1969), plus the Top Ten singles "Try a Little Kindness" (1969), "Honey Come Back" (1970), "Everything a Man Could Ever Need" (1970), and "It's Only Make Believe" (1970). In 1968, he began recording duos with Bobbie Gentry, and they had hit singles with their versions of two Everly Brothers songs: "Let It Be Me," which reached 14 in 1969, and "All I Have to Do Is Dream," which peaked at number six in 1970. Also in 1969, he began a film career, appearing in the John Wayne movie True Grit that year and Norwood the following year.
By 1972, Campbell's record sales started slipping. After "Manhattan Kansas" reached number six that year, he had trouble having Top 40 hits for the next two years. Furthermore, his television show was canceled. As his career slowed, he began sinking into drug and alcohol addiction, which continued even through his mid-'70s revival. In 1975, he returned to the Top Ten with "Rhinestone Cowboy," a huge hit that reached number one on both the country and pop charts. Over the next two years, he had a number of Top Ten country hits, including "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" and "Don't Pull Your Love"/"Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," which also reached the pop charts. In 1977, he had his final number one hit with "Southern Nights," which topped both the country and pop charts.
Following the success of "Southern Nights" and its follow-up, "Sunflower," Campbell stopped reaching the country Top Ten with regularity, yet he had a string of lesser hits and was an immensely popular performer in concert and television. During the mid-'80s, he experienced a brief commercial revival, as the singles "Faithless Love," "A Lady Like You," and "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" all reached the country Top Ten. By that time, he had begun to clean up his act. Over the course of the mid-'80s, he kicked his addictions to drugs and alcohol and became a born-again Christian. Appropriately, he began recording inspirational albums, yet he didn't abandon country music. As late as 1989, Campbell's smooth, synth-laden contemporary country-pop was reaching the country Top Ten; his last two Top Ten country hits were "I Have You" (1988) and "She's Gone, Gone, Gone" (1989).
Campbell began recording less frequently in the early '90s, especially since he could no longer reach the charts and the radio, since they were dominated by new country artists. Over the course of the decade, he gradually moved into semi-retirement, concentrating on golf and performing at his Goodtime Theater in Branson, MO. In 1994, he published his autobiography, Rhinestone Cowboy. Campbell released a comeboack album of sorts, the ironically titled Meet Glen Campbell, produced by Julian Raymond and Howard Willing, on Capitol Records in 2008.
In June of 2011, Campbell, by now 75 years old, announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In spite of the ailment, he finished an album, Ghost on the Canvas, which was released in August that same year, and began a tour that was to be his farewell to the music business. A collection of outtakes from his last recording sessions, 2013's See You There, featured Campbell performing new, more intimate versions of some of his best-known songs. A film crew, led by filmmaker James Keach, followed Campbell on his final concert tour, and the resulting documentary about Campbell's life and music, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, began playing film festivals in the fall of 2014. The film's soundtrack album was released February 2015, and included the poignant single "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." While the single was billed as Campbell's musical farewell, his longtime friend and accompanist Carl Jackson guided Glen though the sessions for a final album, 2017's Adiós, which included four songs from Jimmy Webb.
Glen Campbell died on August 8, 2017 in Nashville (Tennessee).

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Bagpipes, Mandolin, Banjo, Actor, Author

Style musical : Nashville Sound / Country-Pop

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05/1958 SP CENECO R-1324 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL with The GLEN-AIRES - I've Got To Win / Dreams For Sale
09/1958 SP CENECO 1356 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL with The GLEN-AIRES - You, You, You / I Wonder
05/1961 SP CAPEHART 5008 (US) . Nothin' Better Than A Pretty Woman / Valley Of Death
10/1961 SP CREST 45-1087 (US) . Brenda / Turn Around, Look At Me
10/1961 SP CREST 45-1088 (US) . The GEE CEES - Buzz Saw (instr.) / Annie Had A Party (instr.)
12/1961 SP CREST 45-1096 (US) . Once More / The Miracle Of Love
07/1962 SP CAPITOL 4783 (US) . Too Late To Worry Too Blue To Cry / How Do I Tell My Heart Not To Break
10/1962 SP CAPITOL 4856 (US) . Long Black Limousine / Here I Am
12/1962 SP CAPITOL 4867 (US) . Truck Drivin' Man / Kentucky Means Paradise
02/1963 SP CAPITOL 4925 (US) . Prima Donna / Oh My Darling
04/1963 SP CAPITOL 4990 (US) . Dark As The Dungeon / Divorce Me C.O.D.
09/1963 SP CAPITOL 5037 (US) . Same Old Places / As Far As I'm Concerned
1963 SP EVEREST 2500 (US) . Walk Right In / Delight Arkansas
05/1964 SP CAPITOL 5172 (US) . Let Me Tell You About Mary / Through The Eyes Of A Child
09/1964 SP CAPITOL 5279 (US) . Heartaches Can Be Fun / Summer Winter Spring And Fall
01/1965 SP CAPITOL 5360 (US) . Tomorrow Never Comes / Woman's World
05/1965 SP CAPITOL 5441 (US) . Guess I'm Dumb / That's All Right
08/1965 SP CAPITOL 5504 (US) . Universal Soldier / Punch Hole
12/1965 SP CAPITOL 5545 (US) . Less Of Me / Private John Q.
06/1966 SP CAPITOL 5638 (US) . A Satisfied Mind / Can't You See I'm Tryin'
11/1966 SP CAPITOL 5773 (US) . Burning Bridges / Only The Lonely
03/1967 SP CAPITOL 5854 (US) . Just To Satisfy You / I Gotta Have My Baby Back
06/1967 SP CAPITOL 5939 (US) . Gentle On My Mind / Just Another Man
10/1967 SP CAPITOL 2015 (US) . By The Time I Get To Phoenix / You've Still Got A Place In My Heart
1967 SP CAPITOL CLF 2015 (F) By The Time I Get To Phoenix / You've Still Got A Place In My Heart
01/1968 SP CAPITOL 2076 (US) . Hey Little One / My Baby's Gone
1968 SP CAPITOL CLF 2076 (F) Hey Little One / My Baby's Gone
03/1968 SP CAPITOL 2146 (US) . I Wanna Live / That's All That Matters
1968 SP CAPITOL CLF 2146 (F) I Wanna Live / That's All That Matters
06/1968 SP CAPITOL 2224 (US) . Dreams Of Everyday Housewife / Kelly Hoedown
09/1968 SP STARDAY 45-853 (US) . For The Love Of A Woman / Smoky Blue Eyes (Démos de 1961)
10/1968 SP CAPITOL 2302 (US) . Wichita Lineman / Fate Of Man
1968 SP CAPITOL CLF 524 (F) Wichita Lineman / If You Go Away
11/1968 SP CAPITOL 2314 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Bobbie GENTRY - Less Of me / Morning Glory
12/1968 SP CAPITOL 2336 (US) . There's No Place Like Home / Christmas Is For Children
01/1969 SP CAPITOL 2387 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Bobbie GENTRY - Little Green Apples / Let It Be Me
1969 SP CAPITOL C006 80007 (F) Glen CAMPBELL & Bobbie GENTRY - Little Green Apples / Let It Be Me
02/1969 SP CAPITOL 2428 (US) . Galveston / How Come Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratchin' you
1969 SP CAPITOL C006 80026 (F) Galveston / How Come Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratchin' you
04/1969 SP CAPITOL 2494 (US) . Where's The Playground Susie / Arkansas
1969 SP CAPITOL C006 80050 (F) Where's The Playground Susie / Arkansas
07/1969 SP CAPITOL 2573 (US) . True Grit / Hava Nagila
1969 SP CAPITOL C006 80142 (F) True Grit / Hava Nagila
10/1969 SP CAPITOL 2659 (US) . Try A Little Tenderness / Lonely My Lonely Friend
1969 SP CAPITOL C006 80222 (F) Try A Little Tenderness / Lonely My Lonely Friend
12/1969 SP CAPITOL 5C 006-80269 M (NL) Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Walk Right Back
1969 SP CAPITOL 1C 006-80269 (GER) Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Walk Right Back
1969 SP CAPITOL CL 15619 (DK) Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Walk Right Back
1969 SP CAPITOL CL 15619 (NOR) Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Walk Right Back
1969 SP Jugoton ‎SCA-8348 (YOU) Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Walk Right Back
01/1970 SP CAPITOL 2718 (US) . Honey Come Back / Where Do You Go
02/1970 SP CAPITOL 2745 (US) . Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Less Of Me
1970 SP CAPITOL C006 80269 (F) Bobbie GENTRY & Glen CAMPBELL - All I Have To Do Is Dream / Walk Right Back
1970 SP CAPITOL C006 80304 (F) Honey Come Back / Where Do You Go
04/1970 SP CAPITOL 2787 (US) . Oh Happy Day / Someone Above
06/1970 SP CAPITOL 2843 (US) . Everything A Man Could Ever Need / Norwood
08/1970 SP CAPITOL 2905 (US) . It's Only Make Believe / Pay You Way Into Tomorrow
1970 SP CAPITOL 6133 (US) . By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Hey Little One
1970 SP CAPITOL 6134 (US) .

Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife / I Wanna Live

1970 SP CAPITOL 6135 (US) . Witchita Lineman / True Grit
1970 SP CAPITOL 6136 (US) . Galveston / Where's The Playground Susie
1970 SP CAPITOL 6137 (US) . Gentle On My Mind  / Arkansas
1970 SP CAPITOL 6138 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Bobbie GENTRY - Let It Be Me / Less Of Me
02/1971 SP CAPITOL 3062 (US) . Dream Baby / Here And Now
06/1971 SP CAPITOL 3123 (US) . The Last Time I Saw Her / Back Talk
10/1971 SP CAPITOL 3200 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Anne MURRAY - I Say A Little Prayer - By The Time I Get To Phoenix / All Through The Night
1971 SP CAPITOL 5C 006-80984 (NL) Gen CAMPBELL & Anne MURRAY - I Say A Little Prayer - By The Time I Get To Phoenix / All Through The Night
1971 SP CAPITOL 1C 006-80 984 (GER) Glen CAMPBELL & Anne MURRAY - I Say A Little Prayer - By The Time I Get To Phoenix / All Through The Night
1971 SP CAPITOL 1J 006-80.984 (S) Glen CAMPBELL & Anne MURRAY - I Say A Little Prayer - By The Time I Get To Phoenix / All Through The Night
12/1971 SP CAPITOL 3254 (US) . Oklahoma Sunday Morning / Everybody's Got To Be There
02/1972 SP CAPITOL 3287 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Anne MURRAY - United We Stand / Ease Your Pain
03/1972 SP CAPITOL 3305 (US) . Wayfaring Stranger / Manhattan Kansas
07/1972 SP CAPITOL 3382 (US) . Wherefore And Why / We All Pull The Load
07/1972 SP CAPITOL 3411 (US) . I Will Never Pass This Way Again / All My Tomorrows
11/1972 SP CAPITOL 3483 (US) . One Last Time / We All Put The Load
12/1972 SP CAPITOL 3509 (US) . I Believe In Christmas / New Snow On The Roof
03/1973 SP CAPITOL 3548 (US) . I Knew Jesus / On This Road
07/1973 SP CAPITOL 3669 (US) . Beautiful Love Song / Bring Back My Yesterday
10/1973 SP CAPITOL 3735 (US) . Wherefore And Why / Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling
01/1974 SP CAPITOL 3808 (US) . Houston / Honestly Love
07/1974 SP CAPITOL 3926 (US) . Bonaparte's Retreat / Too Many Mornings
11/1974 SP CAPITOL 3988 (US) . If You Were Loving You / It's A Sin When You Love Somebody
1974 SP CAPITOL 6201 (US) . Try A Little Kindness / It's Only Make Believe
1974 SP CAPITOL 6202 (US) . Honey Come Back / Dream Baby
1974 SP CAPITOL STARLINE 6203 (US) . All I Have To Do Is Dream (Bobbie GENTRY / Glen CAMPBELL) / Medley : I Say A Little Prayer - By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Glen CAMPBELL / Anne MURRAY)
05/1975 SP CAPITOL 4095 (US) . Rhinestone Cowboy / Lovelight
10/1975 SP CAPITOL 4155 (US) . Country Boy / Record Collector's Dream
03/1976 SP CAPITOL 4245 (US) . Don't Pull Your Love Then You Can / I Miss You Tonight
06/1976 SP CAPITOL 4288 (US) . See You On Sunday / Bloodline
1976 SP CAPITOL 6230 (US) . Rhinestone Cowboy / Country Boy (You Got Your feet In LA)
01/1977 SP CAPITOL 4376 (US) . Southern Nights / William Tell Overture
06/1977 SP CAPITOL 4445 (US) . Sunflower / How High Did We Go
11/1977 SP CAPITOL 4515 (US) . God Must Have Blessed America / Amazing Grace
04/1978 SP CAPITOL 4584 (US) . Another Fine Mess / Can You Fool
08/1978 SP CAPITOL 4638 (US) . Can You Fool / Let's All Sing A Song About It
01/1979 SP CAPITOL 4682 (US) . I'm Gonna Love You / Love Takes You Higher
05/1979 SP CAPITOL 4715 (US) . California / Never Tell You No Lies
08/1979 SP CAPITOL 4769 (US) . Hound Dog Man / Tennessee Home
11/1979 SP CAPITOL 4799 (US) . My Prayer / Don't Loose Me In The Confusion
04/1980 SP CAPITOL 4865 (US) . Somethin' Bout You / Late Night Confession (with Rita COOLIDGE)
08/1980 SP CAPITOL 4909 (US) . Hollywood Smiles / Hooked On Love
08/1980 SP MCA 41323 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Tanya TUCKER - Dream Lover / Bronco
11/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS 49609 (US) . Any Which Way You Can / Not By
02/1981 SP CAPITOL 4959 (US) . I Don't Want To Know Your Name / Daisy A Day
03/1981 SP CAPITOL 4986 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Tanya TUCKER - Why Don't We Just Sleep On It / Shoulder To Shoulder
07/1981 SP MIRAGE WTG 3845 (US) . I Love My Truck / Melody's Melody
1981 SP CAPITOL 6260 (US) . Southern Nights / Sunflower
10/1982 SP ATLANTIC 99967-7 (US) . Old Home Town / Heartache No.3
01/1983 SP ATLANTIC 99930-7 (US) . I Love How You Love Me / Hang On Baby
05/1983 SP ATLANTIC 99893-7 (US) . On The Wings Of My Victory / ?
08/1983 SP COMPLEAT CP 113 (US) . Letting Go (Part. 1) / Letting Go (Part. 2)
05/1984 SP ATLANTIC 99768-7 (US) . Faithless Love / Scene Of The Crime
09/1984 SP MCA 52474 (US) . Glen CAMPBELL & Mel TILLIS - Slow Nights / Midnight Love
10/1984 SP ATLANTIC 99691-7 (US) . Lady Like You / Tennessee
04/1985 SP ATLANTIC 99647-7 (US) . Letter To Home / American Trilogy
10/1985 SP ATLANTIC 99600-7 (US) .