In my youth, there was a period there where you could not escape him on TV, probably 1976 – 1979. And I know before that too, but my granular memory capabilities kick in about 1976 when I was 7-8 or so. I’m thinking I saw him on the Muppet Show and these hokey Bob Hope things and Dinah Shore.
At the time, even as a child, I thought he was incredibly square. Then he was not a thing over say 1980 – 2000 and I didn’t think about him at all.
But then 15 – 20 years ago my friend, he who is a pretty talented music guy, says “Glen Campbell, Fing awesome…” and gives me a CD.
Fing awesome… Galveston, Wichita Lineman…
And he was not really a square, not given how much coke he did at various points and how many beautiful women he was, uh, “with”.
He’s not very good in the 68 version of True grit, but who could be…. It’s not the Coen Bros there.
Who is today’s Glen Campbell? I say John Mayer.