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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by dee2 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Bluegrass mandolin legend Dean Webb of The Dillards passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was aged 81.

Webb's obituary is posted on Bluegrass Today: https://bluegrasstoday.com/dean-webb-passes/

Dean Webb played bass on an instrumental folk album with Glen Campbell: '12 String Guitar!' (World Pacific, 1963) released under the name of The Folkswingers. This group was actually comprised of studio musicians with regularly changing members. In addition to Glen and Dean on the 12 String Guitar! album, the musicians included Doug Dillard and Rodney Dillard. The Dillards and Webb (as well as Mitch Jayne) were also members of the pioneering bluegrass group known as The Dillards.

The Dillards made appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as members of the fictional family "The Darlings". They may have been the first studio musicians who had regular guest spots on American TV. As an outcome of this acting job on the side, they became notable for being among the first bluegrass groups to introduce bluegrass music to many Americans who had never heard it.

The full '12 String Guitar!" album can be heard on Take's Bluegrass Channel on YouTube. His album cover differs slightly from the one we have seen in the U.S. with the name of "The Folkswingers" printed on the album cover instead of the words "folk blues & blue grass".

Rest in peace Dean Webb.



Track listing
Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If I Had a Hammer" Lee Hays, Pete Seeger 2:43
2. "Black Mountain Rag" Traditional 2:23
3. "Walk Right In" Gus Cannon, Hosea Woods 1:54
4. "Wildwood Flower" A.P. Carter 2:12
5. "Blowin' in the Wind" Bob Dylan
6. "Midnight Special" Jim Scott 2:10
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cottonfields" Traditional 2:26
2. "Columbus Stockade Blues" Jimmie Davis, Eva Sargent 2:21
3. "Rye Whiskey" Wils Carter 2:18
4. "Bull Durham" Glen Campbell 1:53
5. "Wabash Cannonball" John E. Graham 2:09
6. "Dark As a Dungeon" Merle Travis 2:57
7. "This Train"



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Cowpoke » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:47 am

Comtemporary Christian singer/songwriter Geoff Thurman who wrote many beautiful songs for Glen like "The Wayward Son", "Simple Things" and "The Boy in Me" sadly passed away on January 15, 2018.




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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by admin » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Jim Nabors passed away 30 November 2017.
RIP Mr. Nabors.

See "Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle and Singer, Dies at 87" at:

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by arlw » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:15 pm

David Cassidy just passed away this evening. A very talented person. I saw him on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour many times! And, Della Reese passed yesterday.



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Post by arlw » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:14 pm

Mel Tillis has passed away at the age of 85! I think we have lost too many already---Glen really adored Mel--maybe the 2 of them are singing once again.
http://variety.com/2017/music/news/mel- ... 202618649/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Dee » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:47 pm

In memory of Tom Petty who passed away at the young age of 66 on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 (confirmed by his family)...Glen Campbell sings "Walls" penned by Tom Petty and recorded by Glen on his 2008 album, 'Meet Glen Campbell'.
R.I.P.

NYT's obituary: "Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers"
:arrow: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/03/arts ... -dead.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;





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Post by Dee » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:36 pm

Country music lost two artists on September 8, 2017, exactly one month after Glen Campbell passed away.

Country artist Don Williams, the "Gentle Giant", passed away at 78 years old from emphysema.
From the New York Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/arts ... inger.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




Singer Troy Gentry of country music group Montgomery Gentry died tragically in a helicopter crash in New Jersey just prior to a scheduled concert. He was only 50 years old.
From WIBQ:

http://wibqam.com/news/articles/2017/se ... ter-crash/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;




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Post by arlw » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:40 pm

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a ... -96-946769" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The above link is the article that is in today's paper-"The Dallas Morning News". Saw Glen's name mentioned so posting this here.



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Dee » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:03 pm

Nice video find, thanks for posting it, Mike.
(Love Glen's recall of the story behind Gentle's release. Nice bit of history captured on video.)
I was shocked to learn of Leon Russell's death. He passed away too young and with too much music yet in him.
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This week, various new sources have mentioned Leon and Glen playing together as members of "the wrecking crew".
I haven't yet read a mention about what appears to me to be a very sweet coincidence.

As posted previously on Glen Campbell Forums, a Collector's Edition of the 1964 T.A.M.I. Show is being released on blu-ray by Shout! Factory in the next two weeks.
TAMI was not only rock 'n' roll's first live concert film, it was also the first film of its kind to have a nationwide release in movie theaters.
Director Steve Binder ensured this highly-visible production was top quality in all respects.
In addition to the 12 biggest acts of '64 (Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, Tina Turner and others), seven of which are now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the best of the best studio musicians were hand selected to perform on-stage as the house band for TAMI artists requiring a band.

These studio musicians included Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, Jimmy Bond, and Tommy Tedesco (as well as other top-shelf pros). Their inclusion was a big deal for them: they not only got to rock in tuxes outside of a recording studio, they landed a live gig to support big name artists at a groundbreaking R&R concert to be released on film! (Of course, they were not credited at that time for their participation.)

I received a copy of the new TAMI blu-ray two weeks prior to its official release date and two days after Leon Russell passed away.
Almost exactly fifty-two years after the TAMI concert took place (October 28 and 29, 1964), Russell passes away and the infamous TAMI concert with Russell playing piano in the house band gets its first ever 1080p high definition widescreen format release for home viewing.
A sweet (and just) coincidence.

Rock on, Leon Russell. RIP.

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Mike Joyce » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:37 pm

That is sad Cowpoke. Leon seemed a great character and Glen and he seemed to love jamming together as in this video clip.



We are losing so much talent. You may all know that Robert Vaughan passed away this week also. I loved to see him in the man from UNCLE and later in the hustle.



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