Personalities | Glen Campbell | Mainstream Country
(Vocals, guitar, b. 1936)
Glen Campbell’s route to fame took him first to America’s West Coast, where he grew to be much in demand as a session musician, earning $50,000 to $70,000 a year. Signing to Capitol in 1962, he became a temporary member of The Beach Boys three years later, and ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’ (1967) started his solo career in earnest. Between 1969 and 1977, he enjoyed five country chart-toppers, and both ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ (1975) and ‘Southern Nights’ (1977) became million-selling US pop No. 1s. He also had major crossover success duetting with Bobbie Gentry and Anne Murray. The 1968 CMA Entertainer of The Year also starred in the films True Grit and Norwood and hosted his own television show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1968–72). A hugely talented guitar player, Campbell was elected into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2005.
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