Glen Campbell, a world-class, once-in-a-generation music virtuoso whose instrument just happened to be guitar and whose native style was radio-friendly country & western, has died. He was 81.
Campbell died at his Nashville, Tennessee, home after a long bout with Alzheimer's. His death was confirmed on his personal website and confirmed by his publicist.
Cambell's biggest hit — "Rhinestone Cowboy" — does not even begin to define the scope of his works and place in popular music of all kinds. He was an original member of the Wrecking Crew, the no-name music all-stars whose sterling session work stood in for all kinds of popular musicians in the 1960s, from the Beach Boys to the Monkees, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Read more...More about Music, Obituaries, Glen Campbell, Rhinestone Cowboy, and Country And Western