Glen Campbell has Alzheimer’s disease (Links to Famous Arkansans Series)

Glen Campbell Reveals Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
June 22, 2011
Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell has revealed his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease to People magazine. Campbell, 75, and wife Kim have gone public prior to his farewell tour this fall. “Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer,” Kim told the publication. “But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wouldn’t want people to think, ‘What’s the matter with him? Is he drunk?'” Campbell was diagnosed six months ago, although he had been suffering from short-term memory loss for years, according to the People story. Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. His hits include “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Galveston” and “Wichita Lineman.”

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Below is a post that I did earlier on Glen Campbell in my “Famous Arkansans Series.”

Glen Campbell

Inducted in 1996

 (b. 1936) – A native of Delight in Pike County, the famous pop/country singer and songwriter hosted his own TV variety shows, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” (1969) and “The Glen Campbell Music Show” (1982). His hit recordings include: “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Gentle on My Mind.” He appeared in the movies “True Grit” (1969), “Any Which Way You Can” (1980), “Uphill All The Way” (1985), and “Family Prayers” (1993). Campbell, who in 1960 was a session musician playing on recordings by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley and counless others, now headlines concerts throughout North America and the British Isles. www.glencampbellshow.com

Glen in an interview with Jim Gaver talks about his PBS special and TV shows like Shindig

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