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Re: Glen Campbell and The Beach Boys

Post by Dee » Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:13 am

Remember When Glen Campbell Was in the Beach Boys?
By Sterling Whitaker

Glen Campbell became one of the first crossover superstars in country music in the ’70s, but before that the versatile singer and instrumentalist served a stint with the legendary Beach Boys.

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[Obviously not a photo of Glen from '64-'65! --Dee] 8-)



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Re: Glen Campbell and The Beach Boys

Post by Cowpoke » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:35 am

Check out this discussion on the SmileySmile Dot Net Message Board:

http://smileysmile.net/board/index.php? ... pic=8255.0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Glen performed on Feb 19, 1965 in Montreal with The Beach Boys. The thread also mentions that Glen was introduced as Capitol Recording Star Glen Campbell, and was allowed a solo spot too. Maybe that was where people got to hear him play lead guitar instead of bass. Love that CHUM radio Toronto Top 20 chart with three pictures of the Beach Boys with Glen in Toronto! Never seen those before.


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Re: Glen Campbell and The Beach Boys

Post by Mike Joyce » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:25 pm

Cowpoke, You raise a good point there. Everytime Glen has talked about being with the B/boys he always says "I played bass and sang Brian's part, It raised my voice a tone and a half"
He also stated that the bass strings are tuned like the four top strings of the guitar so it wasn't a big problem.
But I think playing a standard guitar would allow Glen to really shine as it is a totally different beast to play. So he must have had the opportunity to do that on the tours at some point surely.



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Re: Glen Campbell and The Beach Boys

Post by arlw » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:20 pm

Beach Boy Fans will love this-:

Mike Love has book deal; memoir due out in 2016

I am sure it will contain some footage of when Glen was with them!!



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Re: Glen Campbell and The Beach Boys

Post by siblis » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:49 pm

I have been looking for shows taped from that era for many, many years now & so far no luck.



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Re: Glen Campbell and The Beach Boys

Post by Cowpoke » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:19 am

The thing that intrigues me is, if Glen's guitar playing was so memorable, as that commenter noted, then did he really play bass?

And even more intriguing is this line:

The Thursday night show in Springfield kicked off at 7:30 p.m. and a bootleg recording of some the concert survives.

Siblis, did you hunt that bootleg down? :)


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