Glen Campbell

I don't know if anyone caught last night's moving documentary on Glen Campbell and his battle with Alzheimer's disease... thought of Neil and remember him playing a part of "Wichita Lineman" during "TOMBSTONE" on the last Crowded House tour - the best version of the song I've heard (I know they don't play it much...) Any other Neil - Glen connection? Has Neil ever mentioned anything about Glen? (or his illness)... Would think Neil might have been a fan...

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I didn't see the docco, but that is incredibly sad. I wonder if he (Glen Campbell) remembers his own songs. My own father had a different form of dimentia, but his musical memory was last to go. He never forgot how to play piano. He may not have remembered who, for instance, John Denver was, but put the CD on and he'd recognise the songs.

I did see the documentary last night and was very moved by it.  One of the first albums I ever owned as a child was a live Glen Campbell album....never saw him live but I would consider myself a fan, particularly of his old stuff like Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, etc.  So it was difficult to watch him slowly lose his memory.  It was doubly difficult because I watched my mother succumb to this disease and so I recognized many of Glen's issues,

 

Sorry to say I can't really add much to the thread topic, as I did not know there was any connection at all between Glen and Neil until I read your post.  I'm sure Neil singing Wichita Lineman is a thing of beauty.  Wish I could have heard it!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QJl7iCzHEg

 

I think the above clip is what Sean was talking about.  Neil did a bit of "Lineman" in the middle of "Tombstone".  He does that from time to time.  He will do a bit of a song that fits into whatever song they were doing.  I not sure that he is a fan of Glen but I am sure that he remembers the song just as I do.  He even played a Bobby Goldsboro song on Double J.  Not because he is a fan of Bobby, he just liked the song.  It was nice to hear that song again after I don't know how many decades.

 

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