The sequence in the film where Campbell is reunited in the recording studio with The Wrecking Crew, the group of legendary musicians with whom he played on so many classic recordings in the 1950s and ’60s, is particularly touching as they lay down the tracks for what would turn out to be Campbell’s last song ever. He won’t be attending the Oscars with his family, but hopefully he’ll somehow be aware of this major moment in his career. Hal Blaine — the legendary drummer and charter member of The Wrecking Crew who played on literally hundreds of Grammy winners including six consecutive Record Of The Year winners — was a part of that session for the film. “He (Glen Campbell) sang beautifully. He played beautifully,” he told me in a recent phone conversation. “I’m not sure he knew who we were. I wasn’t positive if he did, but Glen never stopped smiling like, ‘Yeah, I remember.’ But I don’t think he did. He was just playing with us. It was like old times. We wanted Glen to feel the love, that we are still with him and around him. Still the same guys. I hope and pray for the best.
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