Farewell, Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell is gone. Rather than mourn his loss (his final album Adios seems to have offered the time and place for that), I would rather celebrate the man himself and some of the incredible music he made.
Campbell was a successful studio musician in the sixties because he could play in pretty much every style, including rock, with a distinctive twang.
His hit "Wichita Lineman" embodied a sort of beautiful melancholy that became something of a trademark.
"Southern Nights" speaks for itself, but it's nice to see Jerry Reed get the credit here for being such an influence. By the way, these cut-off jeans should have been illegal.