Glen Campbell Forums On The Net is always inspired by fans' comments on the forums here and also on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD9mX1 ... 9og/videos.
The comments posted below are two of the many thoughtful posts by fans who had watched "Glen Campbell - William Tell Overture (smokin' instrumental)" on GCF on YouTube.
Banjo Greg Cantrell
Please let us remember the excellence in this greatest of the greats, Glen Campbell to have done one of the greatest of all, The William Tell Overture with a full orchestra.
I heard it once said Glen Campbell would really walk into a recording session and ask to "sit-in". He truly is a remarkable individual to have hoisted that guitar up onto his back and kept perfect time as he played. I had pulled off a bit of the Foggy Mt. Breakdown on my banjo hoisted up. But, this is a totally different ball game all together. Glen Campbell the greatest.
I was a teen in the 70's. I didn't listen to country music, but Glen's music crossed over into the pop charts. All my friends knew many of his hit songs. I had no idea what an accomplished musician he was until months ago. A friend who sings the old classic country music in karaoke got me interested enough in the genre to learn many of duets to sing with him. It was during this time that we started talking about Glen Campbell and he told me what a great guitarist he was. Then he told me that he had Alzheimer's disease and told me to rent the documentary called I'll Be Me of his life and his family's life dealing with the disease. I found it on Netflix. It was very late at night and I was tired when I was watching it, but I couldn't go to bed until it was finished. I watched it again a few days later and will probably watch it many times.
It saddens me that since the documentary was made, Glen has gotten much worse and is now in the end stages of the disease. The last thing to go of his beautiful memories was his music. Watch the documentary and you will see how wonderful his family is and how they became his backup band on tour so that he could have one final tour. When he would become disoriented at times, they were there to bring him back. Up until the time they decided it was time to end the tour, his fans were so fantastic. They would never complain if he seemed to be off and would wait patiently while he and his family all regrouped so the concert could continue. Once Glenn got back in his mind, he just picked up where he had left off and never seemed to miss a beat. That part of his mind that housed his tremendous gift of music stayed for a long time. I think about him often ever time I sing a song by him in the female version, of course. It makes me cry a bit every time. I truly believe that God changed his personal life around when he married his latest wife and that they have such joy knowing that God has helped them along the way. What an inspiration. Even his doctors were so amazed.
Well, this is already too long, but I just felt I needed to tell everyone in case some did not know. And I wanted to thank you, GlenCampbellForums.com for posting this video. It just makes me even more amazed at this man's beautiful gift to us all. Everyone who believes in prayer, please try to remember Glen and his family in your prayers from time to time. Thank you for enduring my sequel to War and Peace. lol
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