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Top 5: Glen Campbell Performances

The “Rhinestone Cowboy” at his best.

In our current issue, we profile Glen Campbell as he battles daily with Alzheimer’s disease, and sit down with his family to discuss how their patriarch’s illness has affected their lives. In celebration of Glen’s courageous fight, we put together our Top 5 favorite performances by the “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

5. “Wichita Lineman”

One of Glen’s signature songs, this performance on the BBC series Later With Jools Holland from 2008 features a jaw-dropping solo from Glen.

4. “Good Vibrations”

Did you know Glen was once a touring member of The Beach Boys?

3. “Times Like These”

On his 2008 covers album, Meet Glen Campbell, Glen took on this Foo Fighters song. Note punk guitarist Todd Youth backing him up here.

2. “Southern Nights”

From The Midnight Special TV show in 1977, Glen wears his stardom like a new sport coat in this mesmerizing performance.

1. “Country Boy”

Listen to the yearning in Glen’s delivery of the line You got your feet in L.A. / but your mind’s on Tennessee.

If you would like to just let all five play, check out our YouTube playlist, “Top Five Glenn Campbell Performances.”


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