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Glen Campbell

"Glen Campbell" (b. April 22, 1936 in Delight, Arkansas) is an American pop-country singer, best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a television variety show. His hits include "Gentle on My Mind", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Rhinestone Cowboy".


Campbell began playing guitar as a youth without ever learning to read music. By the time he was 18, Campbell he was touring the South as part of the Western Wranglers. In 1958, he moved to Los Angeles to become a session musician.

Campbell was greatly in demand as a session musician in the 1960s. He is heard on some of the largest-selling records of the era by such artists as Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, Merle Haggard, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Association, and The Mamas & the Papas.

He was a full-fledged member of The Beach Boys, filling in for an ailing Brian Wilson on tour in 1964 and 1965 and he also played on the ''Pet Sounds'' album.

Other classics featuring his outstanding guitar playing include: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by the Righteous Brothers and "I'm a Believer" by The Monk...

Background solo singer
Born April 22, 1936
Delight, Arkansas
Instrument Singing
Genre Country (music)
Occupation Solo artist, session musician,
Years active 1960s-present
Associated acts Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson,
The Champs,
Elvis Presley, Dean Martin,
The Green River Boys,
Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector,
The Monkees, The Beach Boys,
Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray
John Hartford, Jimmy Webb
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