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...
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!
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.
Sad to hear that Glenn Campbell has died. Was just listening to Tombstone from San Francisco in 2010 with the snippet of Wichita Lineman.