Posted: 9:08 am Monday, June 19th, 2017
By Ann Kelly
Everyone I spoke to about Glen Campbell seemed to come up with a great memory. One of my friends down the hall told me about the time he saved every penny he could – and we are talking lots of loose change – and took that down to the store so he could buy his own copy of “Rhinestone cowboy.” For me it was “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” and that great grin when he said those words every week – “Hi, I’m Glen Campbell!” Glen Campbell is one of those singers whose warmth, charm and voice are so endearing. But that voice is quiet now after Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease back in 2011. Glen’s “Goodbye Tour” began shortly after that and now his final album is out – “Adios”.
Glen’s wife of 34 years, Kim, along with her daughter Ashley are doing for Glen what he can no longer do for himself. They share the stories of who Glen wanted to produce this final album, what songs would be on it. It’s been reviewed as “an extraordinary album” by The Daily Press, and Rolling Stone said he stands out as one of his best.
It was such a pleasure to hear so many good memories from Kim and Ashley, along with the struggle of helping Glen through these difficult years. I’m happy to share that interview with you. “Adios” may be Glen Campbell’s final work, but it will leave you with many lasting and happy memories.