The Glen Campbell story is one of exceptional musical talent, a glittering career and a frequently disturbed personal life.
Starting out as a studio musician Campbell contributed to countless Sixties and Seventies records. His solo career as a country singer produced the classic hits ‘Galveston’, ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’ and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’.
He had a successful US TV show and co-starred with John Wayne in the 1969 film version of True Grit but gradually came unravelled after a series of failed marriages and descent into serious substance abuse.
Suffering short term memory loss even as he was inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, Glen Campbell had few constants in his life. One of them was the co-author of this book, his daughter Debby who witnessed it all as a long-time member of his touring band and was even around for the start of his decline into Alzheimer’s disease.
It makes this loving but unflinching reminiscence of a multi-talented musician and country singer doubly poignant.