Glen Campbell, the unmistakable voice behind 21 Top-40 hits including “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” passed away earlier today. He was 81. R.I.P.
During a career that spanned six decades, Glen Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles. Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammy’s in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1968. Glen Campbell was also an actor and TV host who starred in the variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” from 1969-1972.
The 2014 documentary “I’ll Be Me” documented Glen’s farewell tour and struggle with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. He’s survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and 8 children. Image sources: http://www.npr.org