Next week Glen Campbell releases a two hour long documentary, titled I'll Be Me, about his career and recent public battle with Alzheimer's disease. Here's the trailer.
I loved Glen Campbell as a child. I still consider "Wichita Lineman" to be my favorite song of all time. I should have gone to see him on his final tour, which is showcased in the documentary, but I just couldn't bring myself to it. A combination of fear in seeing him fail and my own personal dealings with Alzheimer's.
Campbell was more than a pop/country singer and TV star. He played a terrific guitar. He was a member of The Wrecking Crew, the famous session band who played on so many songs in the 1960s. He can be heard on songs by The Monkees, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Bobby Darin, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley and others.
In conjunction with the documentary Campbell also released his final song, poignant down to the title, "I'm Not Going To Miss You".