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Legendary Pop artist Glen Campbell Dies at the Age of 81.

A Refreshing Blend of Country and Pop

Glen Campbell is most popularly known for his innovative music. Campbell used to create a very enriching mix of the country or folk music and the pop music. Most famous of his hits include “Gentle on My Mind”, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy”, ‘Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”.

Cause of the Fatality

Campbell’s official fan page made an announcement on Tuesday speaking about the news of the death of the star singer Glen Campbell. Campbell gave into the Alzheimer’s disease after fighting with it for almost 6 years. In June 2011 he first confirmed about his illness. In April 2014, he was transferred to a private care facility for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients near Nashville.

Campbell’s Achievements

Larry Weiss’s compositions “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights”, sung by Glenn Campbell topped the Billboard Pop Charts. Furthermore, he privileged with five Grammy awards and was also honored with the lifetime achievement award in the year 2012. He sold over 45 million copies of his 70 albums and also held 12 gold, 4 platinum, and 1 double platinum albums.

An Inspiration

Campbell had always been an inspiration to the crossover artists all around the world. He was the one to clear the way for the country crossover singers to convert their passion into a career. Campbell hailing from a very poor family and being the seventh of the 12 siblings. He rose to the heights of fame and popularity against all odds. God gifted singer and guitarist had always been loved and remembered by all.

 

Vaishali Agre