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August 28, 2011 | Randy Lewis
At Glen Campbell's house in Malibu, a large framed painting of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt hangs over a baby grand piano in the living room. Campbell is proud of the portrait of the musician who quite possibly is Campbell's biggest hero on the instrument with which both men came to fame, happily showing it off to a visitor on an overcast morning recently. "I was walking down the street -- not this one...," he says, prompting his wife, Kim, to remind him: "Rodeo Drive.
March 19, 2010 | By Randy Lewis
Jakob Dylan called in some impressive collaborators to help with his new "Women and Country" album that's coming out next month, at the top of the list being producer extraordinaire T Bone Burnett and singer-songwriter Neko Case, the latter of whom serves as his vocal foil on several of the songs. But it's entirely possible the whole project never would have existed if not for Glen Campbell. The Campbell connection came up earlier this year when Dylan went to visit Burnett, a longtime Dylan family friend, at work in the studio with another artist.
Glen Campbell is no stranger to success. The pop-country singer-guitarist has sold over 40 million records, landed 27 singles in the Top 10 and played with the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and Nat King Cole. He also had his own popular TV variety show--"The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" (1969-1971)--and acted alongside his idol, John Wayne, in the 1969 western "True Grit." But there's more to his story than the good times.
July 5, 2012 | By Ernest Hardy, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Hosting the Independent Spirit Awards in February, comedian Seth Rogen took a swipe at both pop singer Chris Brown and the Grammys, passing it off as biting social commentary. “At the Grammys,” he quipped, “you can literally beat the … out of a nominee and be asked to perform twice.” Admittedly, Brown has made himself an easy target: In February 2009, he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna the day of the Grammys show, at which he was supposed to perform and she was a nominee, leaving her bloodied and bruised.
November 27, 2003 | From Associated Press
Glen Campbell blamed his drunken-driving arrest this week on the accidental mixing of alcohol and a prescription anti-anxiety drug. "I'm taking Lexapro and you can't have alcohol with it, and I did. I forgot. That's just it in a nutshell really," the country music star told the East Valley Tribune on Tuesday, the day after his arrest in Phoenix. Campbell, 67, said he's been taking the medication to treat anxiety for the past seven or eight months.
November 26, 2003 | From Associated Press
Country singer Glen Campbell, whose hits include "Rhinestone Cowboy," allegedly struck a car while driving drunk and left the scene, then later kneed a police officer while demanding to see the police chief, authorities in Phoenix said Tuesday. He was freed early Tuesday on $2,000 bail on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer during the booking procedures.
June 17, 2004 | From Times wire services
Singer Glen Campbell was sentenced to 10 days in jail this week for drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident, Arizona court officials said. Campbell, 68, will be allowed out each day for 12 hours on work furlough. He also was placed on two years' probation and must do 75 hours of community service under the sentence, which begins July 1.
February 21, 1997 | ROBERT HILBURN
** 1/2 GLEN CAMPBELL "The Glen Campbell Collection (1962-1989)" Razor & Tie It's not unreasonable to think of Glen Campbell as the country equivalent of the folk-minded Kingston Trio--someone who injected pop accessibility into a traditional, mostly rural form in ways that made the music appealing to millions of mainstream fans.
November 8, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
James Keach, who produced and acted in “Walk the Line,” has bought a condominium in Santa Monica for $4.4 million. The remodeled unit has high ceilings, multiple terraces and patios, a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,817 square feet of living space. The complex, built in 1990, features a swimming pool and gym. There are ocean and courtyard views. Keach, 65, is executive producer of an upcoming documentary on country music legend Glen Campbell.
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