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A long discussion about Glen Campbell by his very, very close friend... Alice Cooper
Posted by: hal
Date: August 11, 2017 05:06PM
I just spotted this in the sidebar on YT. 11 minutes of Alice Cooper talking about what a great guy glen was, about the onset of dementia in a close friend, the times they golfed together and the time Glenn got busted for running a red light with Cooper in the passenger seat. He says the Scottsdale PD have a big blowup of the intersection camera photo on their wall. Shoulda been an album cover.

Some great stories...

Yes, Glenn and Alice were best buddies... who here would have guessed?

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Here they are with Ted Nugent in Cooper's annual xmas time fundraiser.
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Re: A long discussion about Glen Campbell by his very, very close friend... Alice Cooper
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 11, 2017 05:13PM
Yeah, pro musicians do love to listen to and collaborate with pros in other genres.

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Re: A long discussion about Glen Campbell by his very, very close friend... Alice Cooper
Posted by: davester
Date: August 11, 2017 05:20PM
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freeradical
Yeah, some pro musicians do love to listen to and collaborate with pros in other genres and some don't.

FTFY. That should about cover it.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan



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Re: A long discussion about Glen Campbell by his very, very close friend... Alice Cooper
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 11, 2017 07:49PM
Alice Cooper has his own extremely interesting backstory. Easy to see how he and Glen connected once you know a little about their backgrounds.
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Re: A long discussion about Glen Campbell by his very, very close friend... Alice Cooper
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: August 21, 2017 09:57AM
Thanks for that link; fascinating interview.

If I may be excused a cross-post from the other GC thread, here's a plug for my review of Glen's 'new' album, released just this spring:

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Carl Jackson, who played banjo in Glen's band for 12 years (joining when he was just 18) and became a good friend of the family, recorded an album of Glen's vocals, songs he had always wanted to record but hadn't, in 2012 after the Alzheimer announcement and Glen's Goodbye Tour. Carl and Glen's wife, Kim, finally decided it was time so brought in more players to finish up. The album, called AdiĆ³s, was released just a few weeks before Glen died.

It's a wonderful album, infused with Carl Jackson's tasteful production, without the lush strings and pop sound that (to my mind) marred most of Glen's work. He was, of course, basically a pop artist, but in this album his country roots are revealed. I did a small review last week, from a hard-country point of view. It's here, in the Hillbilly at Harvard blog:

[hillbillyatharvard.wordpress.com]

I will add that the notes in the album booklet by Kim Campbell and Carl Jackson say a lot about Glen to buttress the picture painted by Alice Cooper in the interview linked above; eminently worth reading, as the album is so very worth hearing.

/Mr Lynn



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Founded in 1948 by Pappy Ben Minnich
Saturdays 9am - 1pm Eastern
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Topical weblog: [walkingcreekworld.wordpress.com]

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