Saturday, October 18, 2014

~ Not Going to Miss You ~


"The Rhinestone Cowboy"


This is just heartbreaking!  This song was recorded in January, 2013 with music by his kids and a teleprompter to help him with the words. About 6 months ago he was admitted to an Alzheimer's special care facility in Nashville.

"I'm still here, but I'm gone...."
when a legendary musician finds he has Alzheimer's -- his poignant 
last song
 "Not Going to Miss You"

This is so sad...

Wanna laugh?  Eons ago, in the dark ages, before CD's and DVD's ~ I was married and living in Amarillo. A dear friend lived in the next block from us and we both worked for First Federal Savings & Loan.  My ex bought a new car that had...wait for it!...an 8 track tape player!  LOL  Most young people have no idea what that is. :) Anyway, Gale and I would go to lunch in my car...get something quick to eat and just drive around listening to Glen Campbell's tapes!  We were both in "lust" with him. At one point, he came to Amarillo to perform and played golf with Gale's husband. We begged & pleaded for him to take us but no, it was a "guy" thing. :)  Anyway, I think Glen has had a great singing career and made a positive impact on many lives. My heart goes out to his wife and family.


6 comments:

  1. I didn't know this....

    How sad, sad, sad....

    Best wishes to his family...

    Tessa~
    "Here there be musing" blog
    "Here there be more words" blog

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  2. I lived this nightmare with my mama and so many others as an activity director in a nursing home. Sad. I say AD does to the brain what cancer does to the body only there's no treatment. I hate it and one of the things I will ask God about when I get to heaven. Yes, I've seen this on You Tube. Breaks my heart.

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  3. This is very sad. My mother suffered for 6 years with AD. It is horrid for everyone. The mention of 8 track tapes made me laugh. I remember listening to Englebert Humperdinck (???) singing Miscellaneous Jones. :)

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  4. I have always loved Glen too and although I knew he had AD and was on his last tour I never heard about him being admitted. Thanks for sharing this even though the video brought a little tear to my eyes. I will miss you Glen. You will be forever on my mind!

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  5. I still love to listen to Glen Campbell!! Have you seen the special that runs on PBS every once in awhile? Amazing. I saw an interview with he and his wife probably 2 years ago. It was so touching and sad at the same time.

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  6. Oh I absoluteley ♥ Glen Campbell - listened to a bunch of his songs on YouTube about a week ago = just such a golden voice.

    I am so glad I found your blog - am your newest follower now!

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