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Glen Campbell (2012)

Interview by Robin Platts, Rock's Backpages audio, 2012

The master interpreter talks about his long, fruitful relationship with songwriter Jimmy Webb, from first recording such classics as 'Galveston' and 'By The Time I Get Phoenix', to their recent collaboration on the Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb: In Session album.

File format: mp3; file size: 11.8mb, interview length: 12' 55" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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Sonny & Cher, Beau Brummels, The Byrds, Glen Campbell et al: Cow Palace, Daly City CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 4 October 1965

Rock-and-Roll Party Bedlam ...

On Records: The Folk-Rock Rage

Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 30 January 1966

FOLK-ROCK, which mixes the simplicity of folk music with the frenetic rhythmic heat of the electrically amplified sound of rock 'n' roll, caused one of ...

Albums from the Beach Boys, Bobby Vee, Glen Campbell and the Byrds

Review by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 7 October 1967

SMILEY SMILE (Brother Records) The Beach Boys. 'Heroes and Villains', 'Wind Chimes', 'Gettin' Hungry' plus eight other tracks. ...

Turning On: Albums by Jefferson Airplane et al

Review by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 30 December 1967

AFTER BATHING AT BAXTERS (RCA) Jefferson Airplane. 'Ballad of You Me and Poohneil', 'The War is Over', 'Saturday Afternoon', plus nine other tracks. ...

Small Faces, Velvet Underground etc.: New Albums Reviewed

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 8 June 1968

Cockney Rock LP puts Small Faces in West Coast bracket ...

Glen Campbell: Wichita Lineman (Ember STEREO NR5043)

Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 1 March 1969

'Wichita Lineman'; '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'; 'If You Go Away'; 'Ann'; 'Words'; 'Fate Of Man'; 'Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife'; 'The Straight ...

Glen Campbell: The Wichita Lineman is On The Line

Interview by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 15 March 1969

JIM WEBB'S wistful 'Wichita Lineman' has realised an ambition for guitarist-turned-singer Glen Campbell. ...

"Jimmy Webb Is A Country Boy", Glen Campbell tells R.M.'s Lon Goddard

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 3 May 1969

"JIMMY WEBB," explained smooth voiced Glen Campbell, somewhere south of Wichita, but still on the line, "is a likeable easy going country boy. One of ...

Glen Campbell – Former Beach Boy and Elvis Guitarist!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 6 June 1970

IT MAY NOT be generally known that Glen Campbell is a former member of the Beach Boys... that he was once a brilliant session guitarist ...

Glen Campbell: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 23 February 1973

Glen Campbell Adds To His Star Status In Carnegie Recital ...

Live in Las Vegas: Dawn and Glen Campbell

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 1 December 1973

"HANG ON tight," said the man in the next seat on the Western Airlines jet. "Landings in Las Vegas are the roughest in the world." ...

The Campbell's are coming... to London, or Houston, or...

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 23 March 1974

Glen Campbell changes the song title depending on where he's playing ...

Glen Campbell: Rolling Easy

Profile and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Melody Maker, 5 April 1975

GLEN CAMPBELL, due in Britain next week for a major tour, and with a new album, Reunion, recorded with Jim Webb, talks to Harvey Kubernik ...

Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 9 April 1977

The Standard Jim Webb ...

Glen Campbell: The Glen Campbell Collection (1962-1989)

Sleeve notes by Colin Escott, Razor & Tie Records, 1997

ALTHOUGH GLEN CAMPBELL has always insisted that he's a country boy who sings--not a country singer, he arrived at a time when country music was ...

Glen Campbell: "I could have gone the same way as Elvis"

Interview by Max Bell, The Evening Standard, 17 September 1999

Cleaned-up and born again, Glen Campbell is back in town. MAX BELL talks to him about the drugs and women... and the music that made ...

Glen Campbell

Profile and Interview by David Bennun, The Guardian, 2000

"I CAN," says Glen Campbell, "wriggle my right breast." He demonstrates. It's true. He can. ...

Glen Campbell: 'Wichita Lineman'

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blender, November 2001

Vital statistics 

on Glen Campbell's 'Wichita Lineman' ...

Crooners: The Second Coming

Overview by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, 23 October 2008

Inspired by Johnny Cash with his ring of fire, a slew of ageing crooners are pursuing their desires ...

J.D. Souther: Natural History/Glen Campbell: Ghost On The Canvas

Review by Laura Barton, The Word, September 2011

Half-centuries of rugged individualism are celebrated in two finely-chiselled new records. ...

Sir Cliff and Glen Campbell live in Newcastle

Live Review by Elaine Cusack, Rock's Backpages, 30 October 2011

IF SOMEONE HAD told the 15-year-old Elaine that one weekend in the future she'd see both Cliff Richard and Glen Campbell in concert, she'd have ...

Glen Campbell: Town Hall, New York

Live Review by Iman Lababedi, RockNYC, 9 January 2012

IT WAS 64 DEGREES in Manhattan Saturday afternoon, the world had taken a turn for the milder and, though it was the dead of winter, spring ...

Ken Mansfield on Capitol Records and the Beatles

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, 2015

INTERVIEWER'S NOTE: Ken Mansfield is a former Capitol executive and was the U.S. Manager of Apple Records. He was on the rooftop at Savile Row ...

Capitol at 75

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Capitol 75' (Taschen), 2016

NOTE: Herewith the full "director's cut" version of the historical essay I contributed to the spectacularly lavish Taschen book marking the 75th anniversary of West ...

Kate Mossman on extreme pop tourism: who would fly 5,000 miles for a gig?

Comment by Kate Mossman, New Statesman, 22 March 2017

Glen Campbell's daughter says, "Dad, she's come 5,000 miles to see you!" I add, "How sad is that?" ...


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