November 26, 2003 |
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.
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August 19, 2002 |
Roger Rex Adams, 69, theatrical agent who traveled the world with singer Glen Campbell and the entertainer's manager, Stan Schneider, died of cancer Aug. 10 in Santa Fe, N.M. A native of Warren, Ohio, Adams was educated at Choate School in Wallingford, Conn., and Dennison University in Granville, Ohio. He served in the Army and initially worked in his family's insurance business.
April 10, 1999 |
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.
April 17, 1998 |
Most pop music in the '90s is Frankenstein-like body snatching. Artists ranging from ubiquitous Eagles-copying country singers to Jackson 5 revivalists Hanson to alt-rock darling Beck, with his Cubist pastiches from folk, rock, hip-hop and blues, retrieve bits of the past and try to zap them to back life. While Glen Campbell's music is subject to raiding like the rest ("Wichita Lineman" has been covered by R.E.M.
February 21, 1997 |
** 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.
September 1, 1995 |
Though Campbell's name and voice have not disappeared in any way close to the extent of James', there is far less focus on him in either country or pop circles than you'd expect for someone who enjoyed such success in the '60s and '70s, from the many Jimmy Webb hits (including "By the Time I Get to Phoenix") through "Southern Nights." While an occasionally pleasing song stylist ("Gentle on My Mind" here), Campbell too often is simply a colorless singer.
January 14, 1995
Whatever happened to the Los Angeles Open? For more than 75 years, the people of this city and the Junior Chamber of Commerce have presented this historical golf tournament. In the name of civic goodwill, the members of the Riviera Country Club and the surrounding residents put up with monumental disruptions and inconvenience. However, by continuing to insist that "Los Angeles" be dropped from the tournament title, Nissan's positive contributions and intentions will be seriously diminished.
January 15, 1993 |
Children's music, country style: Seems as if everybody's doing it these days, even a certain eight-foot-high fowl with yellow feathers. Golden Music's "Sesame Country" album is the latest entry in the country for kids mode. It's a compilation of down-home tunes from past "Sesame Street" shows featuring familiar Muppet fuzzies and furries trading quips and chords with Crystal Gayle, Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker.