Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

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Postby Dee » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:00 am

Sublime, Rob!
Thank you for sharing with us! Your son did Glen's peer, Micky Dolenz, proud as well as your family and friends with his remarkable performance!
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Postby Mike Joyce » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:24 am

Hey robduloc, great performance by your son. You must be very proud. I think it is very hard to sing with just a piano backing, as you need to be sure of when to come in at the right point. He seemed very confident. Tell him well done from me.
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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

Postby robduloc » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:48 pm

It is such an honor to have such a wonderful place to visit and post, The Glen Campbell Forums help to keep Thanksgiving in my heart all year around.

Porpoise Song was commissioned for Carole King to write for the movie "Head". The line in the song about a giraffe has to do with Mickey as a child when he had his own show, "Circus Boy".

The Monkees Stage Manager was standing at the souvenir booth watching and taking everything in, a very beautiful man with long hair and a beard and jeans tucked into his soft leather boots.

He was looking after a VIP, we all started talking, my son and I gave the guest our e-mail address, the Stage Manager said that he doesn't do Facebook.

I told him, that I had a discography on the Glen Campbell Forum that took over 9 months to compile, do you know what he said... "I'll definitely have to look into that"!

And so, yeah, it really was a big moment for me, instead of stars, all I could see were guitars!

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Thank you again, for your love and care and devotion to attention.

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Postby Cowpoke » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:53 am

Here's the video embedded. Note: this does not work in all browsers.

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Postby Cowpoke » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:48 am

Thanks Rob for the link to your son's wonderful performance...

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Postby robduloc » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:57 pm

The Monkees have announced this year will be their last tour, finishing up dates in Australia, Dolenz has announced that he will be performing a series of solo shows at casinos next year,
I have a special request, will all my friends here google the Mickey Dolenz twitter page.

Last night, my 19 year old performed a solo vocal rendition of Porpoise Song by Goffin and King, from The Monkees Head movie and album.

My son's choir teacher accompanies him on piano.

A recording of it was sent to one of The Monkees chat groups and a Podcast Host sent the link to Mickey around five hours ago, it got posted on Mickey's twitter page, with over 500 views and 35+ comments, I submit this in part because there are comments how important it is to preserve and move this music along as culture, I appreciate the range my son sings and emulates the original version, it is nice to see him dressed in a tuxedo, and the piano accompaniment sounds like or retains a Debussy or Brahms element, listen for the way the teacher fades out in the end, very reminiscent of whale or porpoise song.

Thank you, for allowing me to enter this, wonderful to see the next generation take an interest, I cried during the whole first half of the song, of all the schools across the country performing their annual seasonal concerts, it is nice to know The Wrecking Crew played a hand at one of the events, the torch is passed.

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Postby Cowpoke » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:43 am

Cool post Dee. Thanks. Looks like Willie is even more multi talented than I though.... singer, guitar player, songwriter, actor, farm aid initiator and now... writing books as well.
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Postby Dee » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:56 pm

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Glen Campbell's long-time friend and peer, Willie Nelson, continues to be busier than a two-headed woodpecker! :)
Willie's penned song "Pretty Paper", a holiday classic, has been covered by many artists including Glen Campbell on his October 1968 album, That Christmas Feeling, and the great Roy Orbison in November 1963. Nelson recorded his own version produced by Chet Atkins in November 1964.
Now Willie has published a book --the story behind the song-- by the same title, and it looks to be a good read according to David Martindale for Star-Telegram:
As a country-music songwriter and recording artist, Willie Nelson has done OK for himself over the years. Maybe even a little better than OK.
But one could argue after reading Nelson’s Pretty Paper, a sweet new Christmas novel inspired by his beloved ballad, that the man missed his calling.
Willie established long ago that he can conjure up a haunting two-minute tale in three-quarter time. But perhaps he should have been writing long-form feel-good fiction as well — because Pretty Paper is a good story well told. - David Martindale

Read Martindale's full review here:
"Willie Nelson turns his ‘Pretty Paper’ tune into a sweet novel"
November 28, 2016
http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainm ... rylink=cpy

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

Postby Dee » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:36 pm

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Eighty-three-year-old Loretta Lynn, another artistic peer of Glen Campbell's, recently released her 118th* album, "Full Circle", earlier this year, her 56th year in the music business. According to her daughter, Patsy Lynn Russell, Full Circle has been the "highest debuting album of the year", and hope is high for an ensuing Grammy Award. Full Circle is Loretta's first new studio album in over 10 years and is comprised of a mixture of recordings inspired by Appalachian folk songs Lynn learned as a child and newer versions of past hits. Produced by Patsy and John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, the album includes duets with Elvis Costello and the venerable Willie Nelson. Spin Magazine describes Full Circle as "an afternoon on the front porch listening to Lynn tell you her life story, a trajectory with an impact that no single disc could ever fully sum up.”

One of the album's tracks, "Who's Gonna Miss Me?", written by LL and Lola Jean Dillon, is a sad lament about mortality; different and yet similar to Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You". Loretta's penned song was based on her devastating life experiences with losses of loved ones; Loretta has outlived her husband and two of her children.

I recently saw Loretta Lynn in concert. I felt she truly embodies the title many people use when referring to Loretta: "Queen of Country Music". Seated onstage throughout her concert, she sat regally in a chair, her back straight, her head held up high, dressed in a long red-sequined dress; sans guitar. She was quick to give her band, "The Coal Miners", commands but also joked with them at length. Loretta sang hit after hit including her mega hit song "Coal Miner's Daughter". At one point, she mentioned to the audience that for the last four years on or around the 4th of July holiday, she has held a "Remember Conway Twitty Weekend" at her home in Tennessee. Artists and family members gather to sing Conway Twitty songs and share memories about Twitty; this event means a lot to her. (Twitty passed away in 1993.)

Loretta's daughter Patsy is a twin, and Patsy and her sister, Peggy, opened the concert with a couple of songs. They are pictured below. Loretta's grandson, Anthony, helped to work the merch table in the lobby. Similar to Willie Nelson on tour, Loretta's tour is a family affair.

Below are a few pictures I took. The coal miner logo photos are from Loretta Lynn's tour bus; a strong logo for a strong woman.

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Re: Glen's Music Peers - What Are They Doing Now?

Postby Dee » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:19 am

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KENNY ROGERS ANNOUNCES FIRST SET OF FINAL WORLD TOUR DATES

After more than 50 years in the music business and 120 million albums sold world-wide, Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers is now embarked on his final tour “The Gambler’s Last Deal”. In concert, Kenny performs his hit songs and shares historical film footage, photographs and stories from his successful career as an entertainer.

He also pays homage to the early country stars that paved the way for other musicians. Kenny explains:
“I’m doing a song in the new show that’s so perfect — Jimmy Webb wrote it — he wrote all of Glen Campbell’s songs — and it’s called ‘They Just Don’t Make ’Em Like You Anymore,’ ” he said. “And I’m doing it all with pictures of the old artists in there to show my respect.”

Kenny explains the importance of music to him:
“Music is the great memory maker of all times. You remember the songs you heard that you loved and you remember where you were when you heard them.” . . . “The journey is what makes the career so exciting, not the songs,” he said. “The songs are how I remember the journey.”

For more information about Kenny Rogers' tour schedule, visit: http://www.kennyrogers.com/
Source: Kenny Rogers and ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ / Ventura County Star (CA) - June 24, 2016

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