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If Friends or Family members see my post, I am an allopathic physician. I take care of my 88 year old former Brilliant Scientist Father. His short term memory is Definately Not Good and he repeats himself. The drugs for Alzheimer’s currently available don’t work well. I recommend putting coconut oil in his Cuisine. Also Natural pills such as Focus Factor, and Ashwaganda are worthwhile. Baby aspirin May help if there is a Vascular component to the Dementia
PS: I am not sure what MY Dad has, but there is some shrinkage of the Brain on the MRI.
PSS: A semisynthetic curry derivative helps the strain of mice that is the genetic model for A.D. There is also a protein hormone that makes the Brain younger, at least in rodents. They found this out by transfusing blood from young mice into old, senile mice.
Thank you for your comment. I often see others suffering needlessly because of their faith in conventional medicine and want to shout on top of the mountains “there are natural alternatives that can do a much better job!”
Dear Glen, I live in the uk along with my wife who is a fellow sufferer of the same illness as yourself.I just wanted you to know that I share along with your family the cruelty this illness inflicts upon us all.I should like to take this chance to not only thank you for the joy of your music but to allso send to you and your family all the love you richly desrve,
May God bless you and yours.
Ron Williams, England. UK.
Dear Glen, You played the soundtrack to a lot of lives. Thank you for that. To return the favor I shot the entire “Goodbye Tour” concert when you and your kids were at Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ 5/22/2012. You are welcome to link to it. http://youtu.be/x5GQe82cHts
Dear Glen, your message and song “Where I am going” has blessed me many times and given me a hope beyond compare, and beyond this world of health problems in my own life. I so look forward to seeing you on the New Earth one day and hear you sing it again ! Blessings our brother in Christ, Robby
Just wondering if there is any sheet music for A Better Place that I can purchase for keyboard and vocal. I would love to add this one to my repetoire for my work as well as I Shall Never Pass This Way Again. So Thankful. Andrea
Happy Birthday GC!!! So many years of pleasure listening to your sweet country boy voice… Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift!!!
Happy Birthday Glen! Thank you for many decades of great music and inspiration you gave to guitar players like me worldwide. Thoughts and prayers to your and your family!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Glen and his family. He is a true legend with a golden voice. I have played his “Didn’t We” since the 70s and cry every time I hear it. Thank you, for many, many years of beautiful music.
Had the joy of seeing Glen for the first time in concert at the Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA on March 20, 1970. Like so many others, I have admired Glen and his music since 1967. I continue to play his music whenever I drive my car – it’s great to sing along when you’re stuck in traffic (). Glen was always very gracious and kind whenever I had an opportunity to speak with him either at a golf tournament or special event in Southern California – very special memories. Blessings to Glen and his family always.
Please get this story to Glen and family. It has gone viral on the Internet. The thief who stole my Glen Campbell autographed guitar sent me a map from prison as to where it was. I have it back!!! http://m.wesh.com/video/Prisoner-sends-woman-map-to-help-her-find-guitar-he-stole/24826654
Glen signed my guitar. It was stolen. http://m.wesh.com/video/Prisoner-sends-woman-map-to-help-her-find-guitar-he-stole/24826654
Pure Classic. An American treasure. I just want to wrap my arm around his most wonderful career. I love the man, so much respect!
Glen, you are one of the greatest guitar players of all times. I’ve admired your playing style my entire life. You are a true musicians musician. Your obvious love of music is present in every note you play. Thank you sir. You are my inspiration.
Wow! Glen still has the pipes. I hope this new “Hey Little One”got some airplay on Country stations. Enjoyed Glen’s voice since i was a kid. He had a song on the Wichita Lineman album called “Fate of Man”. I think of it now as i see him. Thank you, Glen. You made the world a better place.
Glen- loved “Hey Little One”. All of us have a “little one” somewhere in our life. God’s blessings to you and your family.
Mr. Campbell please know that there is a tribute to you on Huckabee on January 4th from a man named Collin Raye. He said you hoped you saw it and knew people still loved you etc. Hope you get to see it. It will be rerun on Sunday night on Fox News Channel.
Knew Glen well when he lived in Lindrith NM. Played guitar with my husband and friends.
He was pretty good playing musical chairs
I am in the midst of the most horrible time in long life. It is impossible for me to believe that this is 2013 and yet we continue to torture “Regular people who have a terminal disease”.
I am furious at the sheer greed and complete fraud that is “ignoring the wishes of those that are dying”.
My experience starts 50 years plus approximately 100 days ago. My wife and I were married on August 31,1963. We took our vows including “In sickness and health till death do us part”
We have had a fantastic life together, filled with unconditional love, children and 10 grandchildren. Together we have weathered the good and the bad as every family does. We could not have dreamed the life we have lived.
I will skip all of our wonderful love story to August 30,2013 just a little over 100 days ago. My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 12 years ago, she has done very well and only started medications 4 years ago. 2 years ago she was diagnosed with Dementia. She slowed up a bit, but was active until 6 months ago. At that time, virtually all of our friends disappeared because she had difficulty in remembering and speaking as quickly as they did.
The real nightmare started within days after our 50th anniversary. I had invited 10 couples to a party to celebrate. My wife was thrilled, she interacted with everyone and made plans with each couple for the next few weeks. Less then a week later she had a nighttime episode where she was dressed at 2AM and awakened me saying we have to go to school. I told her she was mistaken and please go back to sleep. Hours later she again got dressed and repeated the same thing. I waited till morning and took her to our doctor. He immediately noticed that she was confused.
The next week is a blur as she started to unravel, confused and failing in every way.
The doctor said that I would need to get some help for her in our home. It was as frightened as I have ever been. Somehow I remembered that we had a long term policy. This was 100% luck because 21 years ago as we moved to Florida from New York the attorney asked if I had a policy. I had no idea what it was, we were 49 yrs old at the time. He said it was $1,500 a person per year with yearly increases in coverage every year if I paid a minimal additional payment.
I called the company after I found the policy and asked what do I do and what do I have?
They said I had a great policy that paid $15,000 a month for life. Wow that sounds like an enormous amount of money. It wasn’t and I shudder to think of those that have nothing.
We had one aide for 12 hours and the company paid about $250 a day. It was suggested that I look into an assisted living facility because she was declining so rapidly. I visited several and they ranged from $7,000 to $15,000. My wife declined so rapidly that in the period of one week she went from being accepted to not eligible. I had to get 24/7 in home help. The nightmare gets worse.
The insurance company said I have $15,000 a month BUT I had to go to a home healthcare agency. I said no, I wanted to hire the best private help I could find. The company said NO, your contract says you must go through an agency. I interviewed several agencies only to find that they would take as much as $200 a day for something I felt I did not want. I called the company and said “I have $500 a day benefit for my wife and I demand $500 a day in services” They said NO, you must go through agency. I said but then I am only getting as little as $300 a day because of their charges. They refused to budge. I hired an agency and asked the aides how much are they getting paid. I was horrified to hear that they got paid $10 an hour or $240 a day.I was charged $300 and entitled to $500 a day. Disgusting , but worse to come.
Within a few more weeks my wife was completely bedridden. She could do nothing herself and also lost ability to reason or even talk.
I called our attorney we had only recently updated our living wills. We had done that 4 times since 1992. She said that it clearly states that we did not want to live if we had a terminal condition. My wife has that. There were two others reasons and she qualified for both.
By now we had called in Hospice, they are wonderful, and free as part of Medicare. I told them that per my wife’s wishes I want her life terminated. She is suffering every minute of every day.
Furthermore she had a pacemaker and I want that turned off. Her suffering is unbearable for her and for the family to watch.
Our attorney said that we qualify by everything within our living will, BUT, the law looks at mental illness differently then physical illness. The doctors would have to agree. They refuse to do any of
This brings me up to date. I have attended several caregivers groups each more disgusting then the other. Most of the people have no insurance to get help. The assisted living facilities are a fraud. Every one of these people will die, why are we spending billions of dollars on these facilities for the living dead?
How can the US not allow people with terminal illnessess to choose to die?My wife has zero life and she will only linger and get worse. That is not what she wanted and not what I would want. Why? Why? I could not find a single advocate to help these people pass with dignity.
Barry Sinrod 561 573 1636
How – exactly – do you want your wife’s life “terminated”?
Hi Glen. Just watched the documentary “Rhinestone Cowboy”. A very powerful piece detailing your life. Wow, now that is a life. My first introduction to you and your music was back in my early school days. We did the Rhinestone Cowboy at our school concert as we called it back in the day. Hope you are keeping well and the showing the best side out. What a man, what a voice, and what a talent. They very best wishes from Ireland. God Bless.
Derek Martin (Dublin)
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Glen-I’m a 66 yr old disabled Vietnam Combat Veteran. Your music helped me and many other men & women make it though our Vietnam experiences…..just wanted you and your family to know you truly made a difference.
With deep respect
John Baucom (Matthews, NC)
I just wanted to let Glen know that God had called him to mind with his song “Jesus and Me” during my recent diagnosis and surgery with breast cancer. I know God can ensure this messgae gets to him – thank you! I was born in 1948 and watched your struggles, please keep your “heart and mind fixed on Him.” I believe He wants me to encourage you.
Eve Turner (Williamsburg, VA)
My wife and I went and saw Glen in Lake Tahoe as part of our honeymoon weekend. What a great show – what a great singer!!!! Wish you well Glen….
In the 80’s, I watched a New Year’s special where Glen played a jazzy/blues tune and was awesome, voice and guitar. I can’t find any mention of it, you tubes, nothing. I wish I could hear that again!
this might be the performance you were looking for…
Hope that helps!
I have absolutely no idea on how to get ahold of glen..if there is anyone out there, that cares about him…here is some good news. Eli Lilly has a new drug that CURES Alzheimers…but they had some problems getting it across the blood brain barrier. Our company just got our patent papers back to solve that problem. That means, basically, a cure. I have been a big fan of glen’s, and I need him to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can give him more info. Thanks. Alan
Apparently maybe even Glen doesn’t know how to get hold of himself.
One thing the great Glen Campbell does perfectly in his
singing, Because he enunciated and pronounced every word properly & took
every needed breath at the right time – unnoticed. He is an incredibly
great guitar/bass/whatever else player that I have ever heard and admire & him & I don’t know why he isn’t as huge as he should be. But if you look back to the
TV shows and all his music and albums his singing – he’s an iconic legend.
Love you Glen – Thanks so much – Bill Dalrymple
I love your music and was amazed to learn about your spiritual journey.
This idea I wish to share with you may seem strange, but it has been on my heart for some time. Back when you made the film True Grit, there was a scene in the guest house when you tell the girl that she isn’t pretty. I felt this was a cruel remark and perhaps scarred the actress Kim Darby. In truth she has grown up to be a very attractive lady! Have you ever spoken to her about this? Perhaps it would help to apologize?
God Bless You Always!
Shalom baShem Yeshua,
HI and hope this note finds you and yours having a very good day! Just saw on AETN the show where you were in Branson with Roy Clark. Great performance; as I sang along I felt like I was there! We so enjoyed your coming to Little Rock! Thanks for all your great music!
Smiles, prayers and hugs. Cheryl & Danny
Dear Glen, For the past 3-days your songs ‘Wichita Lineman’ & ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ have been going round and round in my head and I couldn’t understand why. I cannot claim to be a fan, but have enjoyed your music from time-to-time. I am however, a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ; and believe the Holy Spirit has placed you on my mind and heart in order to pray for you. I don’t usually access blogs etc, so when I did today, and became aware of your health situation, it all made sense. My wife Carole and I will be praying for you and your family henceforth. So until we meet in that ‘Better Place’ (nice song by the way); may the Lord bless you. Yours in Christ Jesus, Alan & Carole
Thank you for the passion and love you put into the songs.
You made every song you sang into a classic.
Neil from the UK
Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio – November 11, 2012
Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the summer of 2011. He began his Goodbye Tour that fall. My family and I went to see him in Renfro Valley, Kentucky that September at the beginning of the tour. On November 11, 2012, my family and I went to see him at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now nearing the end of the final tour of his legendary career, the effects of the disease were certainly more evident than fourteen months ago. If it were not for this disease and the confusion that accompanies it and some understanding on our part, this could have been a disappointing concert.
My feeling was that through the first three numbers, as he struggled with words and Teleprompters, the audience was not sure how to react. Then he sang, “Try a Little Kindness.” Maybe the message of the song resonated with the crowd as he received the first of many thunderous ovations. He chose to do “Didn’t We” a song written by Jimmy Webb. I remember him performing this song the first time I saw him in concert some forty-three years ago. Bringing back even more memories was “Lovesick Blues.” Originally recorded for the album “Houston (I’m Comin’ to See You)” in 1974; it was a song my dad used to sing. “Dueling Banjos” and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown,” with daughter Ashley, showed that Glen could still pick with the best of them. He ended the show with “Wichita Lineman” and another standing ovation. He returned for a three-song encore ending the evening with “A Better Place” and a final standing ovation as he walked off stage waving goodbye.
As I wrote earlier, this could have been a disappointing concert. It wasn’t. My family and I were blessed with one more opportunity to thank Glen for the great music and memories he has provided us over the years. More importantly, we wanted to let him and his family know that they will be in our thoughts and our prayers in the future. Thanks again Glen, you are a man with “True Grit.” Peace be with you.
Gentle on My Mind
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
Try a Little Kindness
Where’s the Playground Susie
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Dueling Banjos (with daughter Ashley)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (with daughter Ashley)
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
A Better Place
The Can’t Say Goodbye Tour
It was about fourteen months ago when my family and I made a trip down to Renfro Valley to celebrate my fifty-fifth birthday and to see Glen Campbell. With Glen’s announcement that he had Alzheimer’s disease, he …was just in the first months of his “Goodbye Tour.” It was a great trip and a great concert. It gave me the chance to say goodbye to one of my favorite artists and entertainers. As fate would have it, I’m getting another chance to say goodbye. The Goodbye Tour is coming to the Taft Theatre, just across the river in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Sunday night…and my family and I will be present.
Last September I posted a short essay talking about my connection with the “Rhinestone Cowboy.” I’m posting it once again as I prepare to see Glen Campbell in concert for what may be my final Glen Campbell concert. Since I hope it’s not, I’m calling this the “Can’t Say Goodbye Tour.”
Glen Campbell & Me
by Gary Pruiksma
September 12, 2011
“Ladies and gentlemen, tonight the Garden State Arts Center proudly presents Capitol recording star Glen Campbell.” I was twelve years old when I attended my first Glen Campbell concert and my first big-name concert ever. It was July 3, 1969, and my family and I had just missed being on the Glen Campbell “Live” album by one night. Yet, each time I listen to that album, I experience the excitement of that first concert.
As a family, we had become fans of Glen through his television show. Mom fell in love with his boyish good looks and “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife.” Dad, a country singer and guitar player in younger days, was impressed with Glen’s guitar prowess and his showmanship. Influencing my musical tastes was the variety of music Dad listened to and, on those occasions when he would get out his old Gibson, the songs he sang. Therefore, it wasn’t a stretch for this New Jersey boy to become a fan of the man from Arkansas.
When Glen released “That Christmas Feeling” in the fall of 1968, we bought the album as a gift for Mom’s birthday that December. One night while she was out shopping, Dad decided that we would give it a listen before we wrapped it. He surgically sliced open the cellophane and carefully removed the album from its cover. Once we had finished listening, he placed it back in its cover and resealed the cellophane with transparent tape. To this day, I can’t remember if we ever told Mom.
August 13, 1969 and my dad, a fan of the space program, took us to New York City for the tickertape parade honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts. We were front row for the ceremony at City Hall. When the returning heroes emerged from the building, the crowd began pushing forward crushing us against a metal barrier. Somehow, Dad managed to rescue us to safety. Although we were relieved that no one got hurt, the disappointment of not seeing the astronauts hung over us until we made our way to Radio City Music Hall and “True Grit.” There was Glen along with John Wayne and Kim Darby to save our day.
By the mid 1980s I was married and living in Colorado with my wife, Bonnie. Glen came to town to perform with the Denver Pops and I took Bonnie to see her first Glen Campbell concert. An appearance in Greely, Colorado however is one that is most memorable. Performing with just a small band and with the beautiful Colorado scenery behind him, Glen talked about filming “True Grit” with John Wayne. The story segued into the movie’s theme song taking me back to 1969 and Radio City.
In September of 1989, and now with a family of my own, we relocated to Northern Kentucky. We didn’t know too many people when we first arrived, but there was one familiar face…Glen Campbell. He was performing just on the other side of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point in Cincinnati. At one-year of age, our daughter Liza was at her first Glen Campbell concert.
Now it’s September 2011 and Glen and I are about to come full circle. Just as he was at my first concert back in 1969, I’ll be attending one of the shows on his final concert tour. On September 17, the night before my 55th birthday, he will be performing at the New Barn in Renfro Valley, Kentucky. Just as my dad had brought his family to see Glen forty-two years ago, I’ll be bringing my family to see Glen.
Throughout my life, no other artist has been so intertwined, a thread that ties that twelve-year-old boy to this fifty-five year old man. I want to be there to thank Glen not only for all the great music but also for his being a part of my life. In his liner notes for the album “Ghost on the Canvas”, Glen writes “In some ways, it’s a musical biography. But hopefully you’ll find a little bit of yourself in there, too.” I have. Glen, you and your family are in my prayers.
It’s Van! I would love to see you while you in Ft Pierce,Fla, give me a call 772-209-1626
Good luck in everything you do Glen and thank you so much for all of that wonderful music, you are a superstar in so many ways.
For me you will always be The Rhinestone Cowboy.
I remember buying my first record as a teenager in Brazil. It was yours. You are in my prayers, Glen.
Glen was great in Hiawassee,Ga on Friday the 13th. He sang great and was joking about how to pronounce Hiawassee all during the show.
He tired a little toward the finish but did very well. He got lots of standing ovations. Ashley and the band were the opening act.
So many of the great ones are fading away. Good to see Glen one more time.
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Glen I Love your singing man I hate it so much that your your Leveing the music Bizness I would Like to meet you befor your done and see you in concert and Here you sing ‘Galveston’ my Favorite song that you do I play it over and over. but if not I will have your music at Home to sing along Too.
God Bless you Glen Campbell
your Fan Tommy,
Getting ready to go see Glen at Ravinia. It doesn’t matter that today is the hottest day of the year, I get to go see my favorite country singer of all time. I have loved his music for at least 45 years. Can’t wait to hear and see him tonight.
After I finished typing my last comment, I remembered that Glen hosted the Los Angeles premiere of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” at the Studio City Theater, in Los Angeles, in 1971. Mr. Campbell appeared on stage — I can’t remember if he sang or not — where he introduced the film and gave out prizes. As a five-year-old, that evening meant a lot to me!
Hi Folks! I not only saw Glen in Red Bank NJ 3 weeks ago, I met him in person. What a great surprise that was! One half block from the entrance to the venue, he was there with Kim going into the restaurant. We had a talk, got my picture taken with him, shook his hand and thanked him! I have seen now, at a place here in NJ they posted that Glen will be back here in NJ in october! Did not see that on his website, but they got him booked! YES I am going again! As it turned out, I had a friend who also ran into him that evening. She cauhgt him before show time, when his family was playing he was out back, sipping on a coffee leaning against a tree. My friend said his security guy invited her over to him, she got his picture together, the security guy took the pics! He gave her a guitar pick, signed her c/d.She was very ,very happy! Life is good!
I had that same kind of experience last September when he was playing at Renfro Valley in Kentucky. My wife and I were walking around outside before the show and I happened to spot him ( I wasn’t sure since it was at a distance). We walked down and I got to meet him, my wife got our picture and asked him to autograph his CD. I’ve had the CD, tickets, picture and one from his show all framed. He always takes a minute for his fans. He is a very personable performer.
I WILL BE ATTENDING YOUR CONCERT IN LOUISVILLE TONIGHT.
I HAVE LOVED YOUR TALENT, VOICE AND PERSONALITY SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL IN THE SEVENTIES.
OF ALL THE SONGS–YOUR VOCAL BRILLANCE SHINES ON “ONLY MAKE BELIEVE”
I AND MANY FANS WOULD SO SO LOVE TO HEAR YOU SING IT TONIGHT AT THE PALACE.
THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU!
Just seen Glen in Lancaster, PA in the American Music Theatre.
Great Show !
Tom and Terri
Saw the show in Pittsburgh last night. What a treat!! Thank you, Mr. Campbell, for a memorable evening. You are, indeed, world class. PS….does anybody have the name of the lead singer who opened with daughter, Ashley (the guy from Arizona)? Would love to learn more about him and download some music.
Don’t miss this show! I saw the show in Manistee, MI last Saturday and if you want to experience Love, Wisdom, Dedication and walk away inspired with the greatest feeling ever catch Glen during his Goodbye Tour.
Thanks for this! I have not seen Glen’s show yet. Can you expound on this inspiring experience and how it touched your life?
Anxious to see Glen Campbell for the last time as he performs all his famous hits here in Utah under the stars in June. Father’s Day gift to Dad, my sis and I will accompany him to the show.
We are looking forward to seeing Glen in Utah in June! Can’t wait for the chance to hear his great music and thank him for many years of his influence and joy.
Glenn, thank you so much for all the music, memories and good times. I have enjoyed your music, and your GREAT guitar chops since I was a young boy. God bless you Glenn. Carl
One of the best real country entertainers of all time. Thanks Glen and have a great Birthday
happy birthday glen have a great day
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GLEN!
ENJOY YOUR DAY WITH YOUR FAMILY!
Won tickets to the concert in Melbourne, FL at the King Center. I am sooooooo happy. Love Glen Campbell.
I’m 19 yrs. old and will be at the concert on May 18 in Paducah, KY. i would love to hear Mr. Campbell sing “Amazing Grace” and play the bagpipes!! also i wouldd love to hear him sing “Jesus and Me”!! I never get to hear it
Would love to come out and see you one last time but tickets are already sold out in Tulsa I will have to try and win some on 99.5 FM. We would come to CBS every thursday to watch the filming of the GOODTIME Hour what great memories and music over the years we will miss you. You have always been such a kind and caring person to my family Thank you so much Glen.!! My best to you and your family Billy Joe Stange
Glen, please consider coming to the 2012 bristol rhythm & roots reunion in sept. we want to hear and celebrate your music so much!!!!!!
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I cannot find the words to express what your music means to me.
I know that all kinds of people are sending you things to try to help with your Alzheimers, but here’s one that you probably haven’t heard of, it’s virgin coconut oil. That’s right, coconut oil. I’ve read several articles and you can read a case study at: http://coconutoil.com/AlzheimersDiseaseDrMaryNewport.pdf. Just thought that I’d pass that along to you if you hadn’t heard of it.
God Bless you Glenn, I sat on the Front Row Feb 18th. Excellent performance and your kids sound great.
Saw Glen last night for the first time in Phoenix, I loved you as a kid I used to sit by the stereo and sing to your records for hours, I was singing with you last night, what a great time. I never realized how good you are on the guitar. Glen you are absolutely is incredible. I would definetly put you up there with the likes of Clapton, You would think it was a young man on stage the way you played. You have incredible heart and talernt. Your kids were great too, I think it is just too cool the family thing that is going on onstage. Goes the show the apples DON’T fall far from the tree. Keep it going Glen, it was a pleasure and an honor to see you and I hope I get to again.
I am sorry about your Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. I will be praying for you. Did you ever watch Valerie Saxion on TBN’s “Alternative Medicine?” She interviewed a lady who worked at the Pentagon for many years. Her husband was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was a researcher and reversed his disease. If I recall correctly a mineral she recommended was magnesium. Valerie has her own website. I believe her website says she does consulations. Apparently she asssited Jan Crouch in Jan’s battle with fourth stage colon cancer. Don’t give up! God Bless and your family and and staff! Jon-Phoenix.
Please send this to Glen Asap
Please add San Francisco Bay Area dates!!! Grammy show reiterated what we’ve known all along. GC is an amazing artist….and one hell of a guitar player!
Does anybody know if ‘Shenandoah’, a track from the album ‘Glen Campbell Sings America’ and recorded for the Japanses market, is available on CD? Or whether the whole album is out on CD? Many thanks.
Please pass this information on to Glen and his wife. It is about the health benefits of the spice tumeric in regards to his illness. Thank you!
I have important information I need to provide to Mr. Campbell or his agent. Please facebook me at Jodi F Eisen (private message) with instructions as to where to email it. Thank you!
I too want to say thank you to Glen Campbell for inspiring me to pick up the guitar so long ago. Also for the blessing of his Gospel albums. Keep playing!
Hi Glen, we would like to invite you and your “old” artist friends, people like Tom Petty and Brian Wilson, to name just two,to join our facebook page ” Your Retirement ” and help us to modernize the retirement industry worldwide, as we believe the industry is not ready to accept the “Woodstockers” and the “Bra-burners” into their Retirement Resorts as Residents. Artist are welcome to use their real names, and not stage names if they prefer, on our page. Join us, and help to shape the future of Retirement……..We all have to retire one day !
Any chance that the “Goodbye Tour” will be coming to Minnesota? Preferably Minneapolis or Saint Paul?
Does any of tne proceeds from this tour go to research for Alzheimer’s?
Glen Campbell w/ Alzheimers…… i have this picture in my head of The Worst Golf Tournament , dinner and awards, and then sitting in beach chairs with a cold beer listening to him sing some oldies but goodies ALL in the name of putting Alzheimers front & center and raising money to end this AWFUL disease
URGENT TO GLEN CAMPBELL:
Hi All, A must see. Maybe the fountain of youth us old folks and young folks have been needing.
Coconut oil watch to the end – A Real Eye Opener!
It was really nice seeing you on Sunday Morning. It brought back so many memories of when I was younger and listened to your music. I cared for my grandmother for years in my home while she was dealing with Alzheimer’s. And because of that experiance, I have built memory care facilities and help people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. We plan on coming to see you on tour. Our prayers are with you.
i live in the uk and would like to thank Glenn Campbell for making the song choice at my dads funeral which is on monday so very easy ‘both sides now’. My dad was a huge fan and his music is now bringing us comfort – memories from our childhood
To Glen Campbell’s kids: READ THIS BOOK: “Alzheimer’s Disease What If There Was a Cure” by Mary Newport. Glen’s memory problems may be caused by a problem with “glucose uptake” by the neurons. If yes, he can eat coconut oil (and Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil) which will provide an alternative energy source for those neurons. It has helped my husband, and many other people. Please try it… it’s very safe, and may help Glen’s memory problems to get better.
A true original American icon: composer,singer,songwriter,in a world of imitators.
surfdog Freefall Dance company
Thank you Glen. You’re the reason I play.
I am from Sweden and i will say that i have listen to your songs since i was a teenager! I like almost all of your songs but specially the song ” No more night” . It gives me hope for the future and bring me tears of emotions! I will say that i pray for you! God bless you and your family! / With love from Sweden Rigmor
Glen’s music captured so many memories of my life and now this one will continue to bring me to my later years! Loved the show in Huntington, W. Virginia! Hope Glen can come to Virginia! The Patsy Cline theatre would be awesome in Winchester! Please Glen, consider coming to the Northern Virginia Area! I want to see your show and your amazing children again!
I grew up on Glen Campbell…My daddy loved him…and now as a full grown adult I listen to Ghost On The Canvas and a tear rolls down my cheek.
I had no idea how precious those moments on my daddy’s lap listening to Glen were.
Time moves SO FAST.
And it is the MUSIC that stays in our hearts forever.
I’m with radio station, AM 1130, KWKH in Shreveport. Glen Campbell was in fine form in Bossier Saturday night at his “The Goodbye Tour.” He still sings beautifully and plays a mean guitar. His children, Ashley, Shannon and Cal are extremely talent as well. It makes for a must see show if you can catch him in another city! Love you Glen!
Enjoyed the greatest concert last night in Bossier City, LA. Glen, you are just as wonderful as you have always been. What a great performance! Your voice and your guitar picking are second to none! And your children are amazing muscians too. Really really enjoyed it! Thanks!
Department for Learning
January 2012 update
Conversations continue with Midlands Arts Centre and MENCAP – the partnership developing the plans for a 2012 Cultural Olympiad themed Dance Festival with and for people with Learning Difficulties. Subject to successful funding bids, we are all really excited about the creative possibilities this can offer FreeFall, and the wider Birmingham community.
At Birmingham Royal Ballet’s studios on 4 February 2011, Freefall will be hosting the University of Birmingham, leading a teacher training workshop with final year PGCE PE students.
In January and February, FreeFall are reviving September Reflections, one of the Company’s early dance pieces. This will be filmed and form a part of an NHS training resource – which looks at adapting communication for people with learning difficulties. This project builds on a relationship we have with the Department of Occupational Therapy at Coventry University.
Following a well received lecture demonstration at a Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) Conference in November, FreeFall will be performing and running sessions at the next SSAT Community Arts Coordinator conference at the Birmingham Hippodrome on 29 March.
In the meantime rehearsals continue for two performances of FreeFall’s newest creation: Seaside Rendezvous – A Tribute to Freddie Mercury. On 16 March at 1pm, FreeFall will perform to an invited audience of school and University students. The 15 March 7.30pm performance will be open to the public.
UPDATE: Tickets are now available from the Hippodrome Box Office priced at £6. Phone 0844 338 5000 to secure your seats.
Saw Glen last night at Town Hall in NYC. Simply amazing. His voice sounded great and his guitar playing continues to amaze. The band was awesome. I’m so glad I got to see him. I’ve been listening to him since my parents introduced me to his show at 9 years old. Seeing him was a real treat I will not forget. Thank you, Glen!!!
does anyone know if there are plans to film any of the current shows?
perhaps for a pbs special?
i was going to go tonite in nyc but had to cancel due to an emergency.
hope to at least see it on dvd or tv someday.
Joe Elliott (singer with Def Leppard) on his Planet Rock show has voted “Ghost On The Canvas” as his album of the year. He said himself that Glen isn’t normally what you would hear on Planet Rock, but this album is so great it deserves to be heard. He also cited various musicians who guested on the album. Gotta hand it to Joe for sticking his neck out and surprising a few people (including me) by playing Glen on Planet Rock. He thought the album was great, so why shouldn’t rock fans hear it! He played “Your Amazing Grace” – actually my favourite track on the album! You can “listen again” by clicking On Demand on Planet Rock’s home page and searching for Joe Elliott on the pop-up Radio Player. Good on ya, Joe !!!
Wanted to tell you how much your Christmas music means to me. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from Christmas and listening to your Christmas music. Even today, listening to that beautiful music takes me back to some of the best times in my life. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, yourself. May God bless you and keep you.
Little Toy Trains, Little Alter Boy and It Must be Getting Close to Christmas. From the Album, That Christmas Feeling. Childhood memories of the songs my Dad played before bed at Christmas Time. email@example.com
Glen, my first recollection of you was watching you on “Shindig.” I was just 10 years old, but coming from a home in which music was part of our daily lives, I was a fan of both your singing and your guitar playing. I followed your career through the years, and was disheartened to hear of your diagnosis. I began “catching up” by watching your on-line videos, and assembling a “Glen Campbell library” of CD’s, books, and videos. When my sister called with tickets to your concert in St. Charles, Missouri, the news was bittersweet. We looked forward to the concert, but were saddened that this tour would be your last. We sat in the second row and were in awe of your talent. While you’re recognized for your amazing voice and phenomenal guitar playing, when watching videos of your duets I noticed your unique ability to “emulate” the enunciation, phrasing, and timing of the person with whom you were harmonizing. In fact, in all the duets I watched, your voice couldn’t have blended any better if you had been singing with a sibling. I’m absolutely amazed at what you can do musically, YET NOT READ MUSIC! Your “ear” for music can be explained only as God-given. You can’t be taught perfect pitch and perfect harmony. As a recipient of your amazing talent for 40+ years, I treasure my “Glen Campbell collection” and will never tire of watching you perform and listening to a voice that can sing everything from ballads to big-band to Beach Boys. They say that music has “staying power” with those in various stages of Alzheimer’s. I have no doubt that with a guitar in your hands, those close to you will continue to be heartened by your phenomenal talent for years to come! Bless you Glen, and bless your family for pioneering an era in which those with Alzheimer’s are not “retired” to home while they still have so much to give.
We really enjoyed the show in French Lick last night. Although you were suffering of a cold and a sore throat, the evening was still very enjoyable. We enjoyed your interaction with your talented children. This morning was quite the surprise, when we came upon your tour bus outside of the New Baden Hotel. Of course we parked, ran in, just in time to meet you during your departure. I gave you hell for never reading my many letters that I wrote to you during the Glenn Campbell Happy Hour Show. I must have been about 7 years, but waiting patiently each week for you to read my letter, which included a marriage proposal… YOUR LOSS!! Thank you for agreeing to take a few minutes to talk to us and take a picture with me. Your music is one of the many backdrops of my life.
Thank you for continuing to give your talent so willingly.
Great concert tonight in Maryville, TN. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
Love the music, miss the TV show ever since it went off the air. How about coming to Myrtle Beach, SC as part of the Farewell Tour?
I met Ashley and Cal Campbell, and his wife Kim at the Glasgow Concert November 24th 2011.
The best concert I have ever seen, and a great privelige to see a living legend perform his last concert in Scotland.
Lord Bless Glenn and his family
Paul T McKenna
Freefall Dance compnay
I am so sad that I missed Glen’s last Irish tour – unfortunately we just could’nt get to Dublin tonight, been a fan since i was about 6 because his albums were included in the very few vinyl records we had at home, my dad was a big fan and he passed away in September (he suffered from Alzheimers also), nothing moves me more like Glen, he transports me to such a happy place! thank you Glen for your lovely gift to us all Sheila
Just returned, with my daughter, from Glen’s concert in Castlebar Ireland. It was a stunner. Glen was in top form. His playing and singing was a revelation. A lot of love was shared between Glen, his family/musicians and the audience tonight. Just do not miss out any opportunity to see the show while it is touring. Jim Meehan
Am driving from Kansas City to see both of Glen’s concerts in Branson, Missouri in early December – CANNOT WAIT!!!
I read that Glen has neurological problems… I guess it is a result from the alcohol. What a pity. I have a deep respect for him. He is a great singer, a wonderful performer, a beautiful person. I hope he will sing more and more
I love the guy. He inspired me to play guitar. I’m now 57 and still strumming an Ovation round back guitar.
I am flyiing out to Nashville to see Mr. Glen Campbell; it will take me 4 airplanes and worth every hour and mile to get there.
Went to see Glen Campbell last night in Birmingham with my whole family – it was fantastic! We were all so moved by the show and have been singing ghost on the canvas all day. My son who is ten wrote about it in school. My six year old daughter’s first gig – and what a great one to start. I grew up on this music and feel so privileged that I saw this last tour with my own kids! Glen is an icon and an inspiration – his family too. THANK YOU!
Totally agree with you. Took my 8 & 10 year old as I wanted them to see the legend that is Glen Campbell. What a show and so emotional too. I hope in years to come they will educate their children this way.
Are you coming to Tucson , AZ ?
Saw Glen in Newcastle tonight. It was profoundly moving and brilliant. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
saw Glen Campbell last night in Northampton, hes a legend and it was so sad to think we will mever see him tour again, but hey what a last show, brilliant !!!!!!
Fantastic show! :0)
Mr. Campbell –
One other thing…..I saw a clip from what appeared to be a PBS show or appearance on YouTube. The caption listed it as being from 2006. Is there a way to get a copy of that show? It was a great performance of Wichita Lineman! I sure would like to have a copy!
I have so many wonderful memories of watching you and listening to your music while growing up. You were a tremendous inspiration for me playing the guitar and singing. In 2000, for my 40th birthday, my wife got some tickets to see you at the Birchmere Theatre in Virginia. It was a marvelous show! I want to wish you Godspeed on your farewell tour and tell you that I have said prayers that God will strengthen and preserve you. I am going to try to see you on this final tour, but if not just know that I wil be listening to your music always. It always brings me such joy and good memories. One of my favorite productions is the PBS special you did in 2001 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Boy, that was an awesome show! I picked that up on DVD about 2-3 years ago. When you talk about your faith I can hear genuine words from a genuine man. I wish you and your family well in the months and years ahead. God bless you my friend!
Thank you Glen for the many years of great music. I have enjoyed them for most of my life and thanks to the internet, I can enjoy it in ways not possible in years past. I give you so much credit for going public with your illness, and going on tour to allow your fans a chance to show their appreciation and support. Your music will live on and continue to make a difference in peoples lives. God bless.
I started listening to your music in the 60’s and 70’s as a kid. It sounds just as good as today as it did back then. You are one of the few artist along with Elvis and Elton John whose songs sound great generation to generation. Thanks for all the good music. I continue to listen to your songs everyday. God bless you.
can’t stop listening to ‘Ghost on the Canvas’ definetley one of the best releases of the year..best to you and your family..hope to see you on tour if you come to MA/CT..
I am looking to bring my father Al De Lory to see Glen. My Father produced Glen in the 60’s 70’s. Would love to get them together at one of these shows. Trying to find a management contact to help get tickets e mail me if you have any ideas firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Glen, I saw you last night on Kimmell….I’m hopng your tour will bring you to San Antonio TX because I’ll definitely be there….I got the new album the day it came out….suffice it to say I’ve been listening to it a lot…it’s such a great record….thanks for your time and effort…God bless you and I hope to see you in the Alamo City….Love and Mercy…~Juan Felan~
Just saw Glen on Jimmy Kimmell live, absolutely amazing, such an inspiration.
I love your new cd it should win many awards, thanks GLEN for all the great songs over the years.
My Dad WAS a lineman for the county and he played that 8 – track tape until it wore out. My brother, sisters and I rolled all over the back of our station wagon singing along to Wichita lineman. So when we had the opportunity to take him to see You perform at Renfro Valley (KY) last night, those wonderful memories of my childhood came flooding back and I delighted in watching my father sing along as you played. Thank you Glen for years of share your God-given talent with us. I look forward to following your children’s musical careers-they take after you.
You will be in my prayers.
Ghost on the Canvas is ridiculously good, you can certainly tell its a goodbye record. Its vintage Glen Campbell. Do some research and see what he played on over the years, amazing talent. Peace
MAURICE Hi Glen my DaD got me into country music as a child and my favourite has always been you.Now at 50 years of age i have managed to obtain every one of your albums good taste or what.I will be at your gig in york can:t wait I would love to meet you,take care.
My husband and I enjoyed the concert with Glenn at Forrest City so very much! We loved his family; it was so refreshing to see them helping him celebrate his life now instead of tucking him away somewhere…alzheimer’s was evident until he made a strum on his guitar…then you would never know he had a problem…We loved our evening….it was worth the 4 hour drive! Hope he has many more happy years with his family!!
I have always loved Glen`s music….bought the album Sunflower in 1977…looking forward to his concert in Newcastle, England this October. Best wishes to you glen and your family, and thank you for all the great songs. Richard, Durham City, U.K
Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have so much God given talent with which you have blessed us for so many years; a signature voice, a signature smile, a signature style, and an amazing ability to play the guitar. Follow the doctor’s orders, and pray to the Great Physician. We never know when He will reveal a cure. Keep singing as long as He is willing. By the way, Mr. Campbell, you are not a rhinestone; that is made by man. You are a diamond; one of God’s creations. At least that is how I see it. Thank you for all the wonderful music you gave us. Take care and keep going; giving it your all.
That you are making this tour is great; it shows courage and determination to not give up, as does your signature smile. I just wish you had scheduled a performance in Texas, like in Dallas; I would love to see your show. Keep smiling that smile and singing those songs.
God be with you always.
When I was 8 years old i remember getting the Rhinestone Cowboy record and playing it on our families record player over and over it must have drove my parents crazy. From hearing that record over and over my older brother learned Rhinestone cowboy on the guitar and played it at his talent contest in school. I remember him singing “like a Rhinestone Cowboy a “C” “G”. My prayers go out for you Mr Campbell and your family and I wish you the best!!! Cant wait to see your show in Phoenix!!!
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Glen, so sorry to hear about your health issue. I have loved your music since I was in my teens and am almost 60. How time flies for us all. You’re are a great entertainer and I hope your tour comes close to Jackson Michigan, so one of your greatest fans can see you~ME……Heres’ to FABULOUS YOU….YOU ARE LOVED.
Glen, how about playing in Albuquerque on your farewell tour? It is, after all, where you got your start in music all those years ago playing in your uncle’s band. My folks saw you on a local B&W television show at the time and thought ‘Hey, that kid’s going somewhere!…’ Come back to Albuquerque!
as a little boy i always liked Glen Camp his song Wichita line men is my favorite and I play it over and over again because that song brings good memories when i was a kid I am now 49 years old now and that songs still sounds very good to me> Thank you Mr. Campbell for all of the music you gave to the world and i remember your show that used to come here in Philadelphia on Sundays nights and i believe your show came on CBS around 9.00pm. I am going to say this enjoy your retirement and your grandchildren thank you ever so much for the music you will be greatly missed i just wished that one one your tour would be here in Philadelphia
Glen – wishing you and your family a fabulous time on tour! Hoping you make it back to Iowa. My granddaughter and I want to see you all again. Loved your shows last year. You are a true musical legend. Thanks for all these years of beautiful music. “Hope you have the time of your life!”
I’ve had a crush on you Glen since I can remember. Always have been attracted to older men. (Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Mac Davis, Johnny Cash) just to name a few. You still stir something inside that can’t be replaced. May God bless you and your family. (I’m 49) You have to do math! You have a place in all of our hearts that appreciate good, decent music !
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