The 81-year-old singer, musician and song writer succumbed to his long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and the country music community and beyond are mourning the loss of this iconic artist.
July 25th the music video for the song “Adiós” by Glen Campbell was posted to his YouTube channel. This new music video can easily be seen as a “Goodbye” to his fans.
Glen was considered one of the best guitar players of all-time and the music video features one of his guitars. The guitar starts out in Nashville, TN and makes its way across the country to the coast in California. Throughout the video we also see clips of Glen himself through the years of his career. The journey could be interpreted as a metaphor for Glen’s music. His songs crossed all boundaries including genre as he won Grammys for both country music and pop music.
Country Rebel points out that the guitar begins its journey in the hands of Glen’s daughter Ashley Campbell and ends in the hands of his grandson Jeremy Olson. Jeremy gives the guitar a symbolic and iconic “Viking funeral” of sorts at the end of the music video. In my view a fitting salute to such an iconic artist as Glen Campbell.
With Glen Campbell’s passing yesterday, the music video for “Adiós” is much more poignant now. Watch it at the top of the page.
I know I grew up listening to Glen’s music like the songs “Gentle On My Mind,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Southern Nights” and so many more. Glen released 115 singles and made 60 studio albums, seven live albums and released 127 compilation albums over his 50 year career. I also remember watching his TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour in reruns over the years. Really, that is just a fraction of the things this amazing musical icon gave to the world during his life.
Thanks for the music and the memories Glen Campbell … you will be missed, but never forgotten.
By: Buck Stevens