Kenny Rogers on Glen Campbell: ‘I Was Amazed during How Well He Sang’

Along with being a Grammy-winning singer, Glen Campbell was an artistic guitarist, many famously personification with a L.A. event pros a Wrecking Crew. Among a songs he combined his guitar aptitude to was “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” Kenny Rogers’ initial Top 10 strike with a rope a First Edition, in 1968. Rogers, a longtime crony of a “Rhinestone Cowboy,” discussed a bulk of Campbell’s genocide today during 81 with Rolling Stone Country


Glen was an well-developed guitar actor and he became an well-developed singer. When he initial started singing on albums, he didn’t consider he should be doing it. Then when got his radio show, a Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, he schooled to sing and he sang beautifully. He stumbled into singing.

He was a small sharp in that he dressed great, and his songs were something other than traditional, though that’s where he felt many comfortable. we listened to some things he did a other night and we was vacant during how good he sang. All those songs that Jimmy Webb wrote for him, like “Wichita Lineman,” he unequivocally delivered them.

He also played guitar on “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” That’s him adult front of it. He played on about 8 or 10 First Edition songs. We were unequivocally good friends. we even photographed him for a integrate of his manuscript covers.

I remember examination I’ll Be Me and it only pennyless my heart to see him like that, since he was so colourful when he was young. One of his final concerts was with me on a theatre in Atlanta. He played great, sang good though he’d finish a strain and didn’t know what to do or where to go. Thank integrity he had his family with him. They lonesome for him though creation him demeanour helpless.

I’ll remember him as a smashing chairman for whom being a good chairman was some-more critical than being a good singer. And that’s what everybody should remember. we wish nation song can conclude what he gave and how profitable a detriment is.

We kind of mislaid hold with any other, when we changed to Atlanta and Glen lived in L.A., we though we never mislaid the friendship.

(As told to Joseph Hudak)


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