Person:Glen Campbell (3)

m. 24 Aug 1926
  1. Glen Travis Campbell1936 - 2017
  • HGlen Travis Campbell1936 - 2017
  • W.  Billie Nunley (add)
m. 1959
Facts and Events
Name[1][5][7] Glen Travis Campbell
Alt Name[1][2][4] Glen Campbell
Alt Name[3] Glen T. Campbell
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][5][7] 22 Apr 1936 Delight, Pike, Arkansas, United States
Residence[2] 1940 Saline, Pike, Arkansas, United States
Reference Number[5] Wikidata #Q162667?
Marriage 1959 to Billie Nunley (add)
Occupation[1][7] 1968-1970 movie actor (True Grit and Norwood)
Occupation[1][7] 1969-1972 host, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Occupation[1][7] singer and guitarist
Occupation[1] cotton picker
Divorce Filing 1975 from Billie Nunley (add)
Divorce 1976 from Billie Nunley (add)
Death[1][4][7] 8 Aug 2017 Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Burial[6] Billstown, Pike, Arkansas, United StatesCampbell's Cemetery
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Biographical Summary

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Campbell, Glen, in H. W. Wilson Co. Biography index: a cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. (New York, New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1946-), 1969.

    Current Biography (Bio Ref Bank)Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed October 12, 2017).

    *born the seventh son of a seventh son

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).

    1940 United States Federal Census
    Name: Glen Campbell
    Age: 4
    Estimated birth year: abt 1936
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Marital Status: Single
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Home in 1940: Saline, Pike, Arkansas
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: Bills Delight Road
    Inferred Residence in 1935: R, Pike, Arkansa
    Residence in 1935: Rural, Pike, Arkansas
    Sheet Number: 3B
    Father's Birthplace: Arkansas
    Mother's Birthplace: Arkansas
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: None
    Native Language: English
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Wesley Campbell 36
    Carrie Campbell 34
    Wayne Campbell 17
    Lindel Campbell 16
    Billey Ozelt Campbell 12
    Gerald Campbell 10
    Walace Campbell 8
    Ronald Campbell 7
    Glen Campbell 4
    Raker 48

  3. Glen T Campbell, in U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1. (United States), 1992.

    Name: Glen T Campbell
    Birth Date: 22 Apr 1936
    Phone Number: 553-8434
    Address: 8686 Edwin Dr, Los Angeles, CA, 90046-1046
    [10351 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 300, Los Angeles, CA, 90025-6912 (1992)]

  4. 4.0 4.1 Glen Campbell Dead at 81 Rolling Stone, in Rolling Stone Magazine, article by Patrick Doyle, 8 Aug 2017.

    Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell's record label, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.

    "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," the singer's family said in a statement.

    Campbell was a rare breed in the music business, with various careers as a top-level studio guitarist, chart-topping singer and hit television host. His late-career battle with Alzheimer's - he allowed a documentary crew to film on his final tour for the 2014 award-winning I'll Be Me - made him a public face for the disease, a role President Bill Clinton suggested would one day be remembered even more than his music.

    "He had that beautiful tenor with a crystal-clear guitar sound, playing lines that were so inventive," Tom Petty told Rolling Stone during a 2011 profile of Campbell. "It moved me."

    Campbell was born in 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, the seventh son in a sharecropping family of 12 kids. "We used to watch TV by candlelight," Campbell told Rolling Stone in 2011.

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Glen Campbell, in Wikidata.

    birth name Glen Travis Campbell (English)
    date of birth 22 April 1936
    place of birth Delight

  6. Glen Campbell, in Find A Grave: Campbell's Cemetery, Billstown, Pike County, Arkansas, Bio by Louis du Mort.

    American Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor and Television Host. Born Glen Travis Campbell, his father was a sharecropper and Glen was his seventh son, making him the seventh son of a seventh son. He learned to play music on a five-dollar guitar he received from his father, taking lessons from an uncle. His family moved to Houston when he was an adolescent and from there, he moved to Albuquerque to join his uncle's band, Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys, later forming his own group, the Western Wranglers. In 1960, he moved to Los Angeles, where he drew the attention of record companies with his song 'Turn Around, Look at Me' and quickly started playing recording sessions, where his guitar playing stood out. He first solo hit was 1967's 'Gentle on My Mind' which was a minor success upon its first release. That was followed by 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix', which was a hit, followed by 'I Wanna Live', 'Dreams of the Everyday Housewife' and 'Wichita Lineman'. Campbell would go on to win four Grammys in 1968 in both pop and country categories. Later that year, he was a television star as well, starring in 'The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour' on CBS, which ran for three years. In 1969, he hit the big screen as a co-star in the John Wayne film 'True Grit'. His songs hit the charts regularly, though seldom becoming big hits. He finally had a resurgence in the mid-'70s with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', one of the biggest hits of 1975, and 'Southern Nights', a remake of an Allen Toussaint song. In all, Campbell recorded nearly 60 albums and appeared in several films. In 1994, he wrote his memoir, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' and he became a regular performer in Branson, Missouri, playing his hits. In 2011, he announced he had Alzheimer's Disease and despite the diagnosis, he released an album, 'Ghost on the Canvas' to positive reviews, and followed it with a tour. He earned several awards, including a lifetime honor from the Grammys. Later, he was featured in the documentary, 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me'. A song from the movie, 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You', was nominated for an Oscar.

    GPS Latitude: 33.98909, Longitude: -93.56863

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Glen Campbell (1936-2017), in The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, written by Terry Buckalew, Delta Cultural Center, 28 Sep 2017.

    Glen Travis Campbell was a commercially successful and critically acclaimed entertainer whose career lasted more than fifty years. As a guitarist, Campbell appeared on recordings by a diverse range of artists, including Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. As a singer and solo artist, Campbell sold millions of recordings and earned many awards. He also starred in films and hosted his own television programs. Glen Campbell was born on April 22, 1936, in the Billstown community, near Delight (Pike County). He was one of twelve children born to the farming family of Carrie Dell Stone Campbell and John Wesley Campbell. Many of his relatives were musicians, and young Campbell soon developed an interest in singing and playing. He received his first guitar at age four, performed in public by age six, and made occasional appearances on the local radio station. The Campbell family moved first to Houston, Texas, and then to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where teenaged Campbell began performing in nightclubs. Campbell dropped out of school in the tenth grade to spend more time on music. In 1956, he joined the Sandia Mountain Boys, a local band led by his uncle Dick Bills. Campbell stayed with the group until 1958. In 1958, Campbell formed his own band, Glen Campbell and the Western Wranglers. In 1960, Campbell disbanded the group and moved to Los Angeles, California. He hoped to establish himself as a solo performer but found himself instead to be a sought-after studio musician and guitarist. He worked for a year with the instrumental rock group the Champs (of “Tequila” fame) before recording his first solo record in 1961. “Turn Around, Look at Me,” recorded for Crest, was a minor hit and led to a Capitol Records contract for Campbell in 1962. Campbell’s first single for Capitol, “Too Late to Worry—Too Blue to Cry,” was more successful. Nonetheless, Campbell’s solo career floundered for several years. As a session musician, however, Campbell established himself as one of the premier guitarists of the era. He became associated with the “Wrecking Crew,” as the group of leading Los Angeles studio musicians was known. The group included drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Leon Russell. With or without the Wrecking Crew, Campbell played guitar for sessions by producer Phil Spector, as well as on recordings by leading performers including Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, the Mamas and the Papas, Ricky Nelson, and Bobby Darrin. His guitar playing is featured on Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night,” the Monkees’ “I’m a Believer,” and many other hits. Campbell took a position with the Beach Boys from 1964 through 1965, playing guitar and singing harmonies as a temporary replacement for Brian Wilson. After years backing other artists, Campbell finally realized the individual success he sought. His 1967 recording of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind” entered the Billboard Top 40 and earned Campbell two 1968 Grammy Awards for both Best Country Vocalist and Best Contemporary Vocalist. Campbell’s popularity soared after “Gentle on My Mind,” and he produced a string of hit songs over the next ten years. He won three more Grammys for his 1968 hit “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Hits continued through the 1960s and 1970s with “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and “Southern Nights.” Campbell’s entertainment success was not confined to music. His early groups had made occasional television appearances, but Campbell’s guest spots on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour opened the door to television and film stardom. Campbell filled in as a summer replacement for the canceled Smothers Brothers' show in 1968 and was signed to his own CBS television program in 1969. A variety program, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, ran from 1969 through 1971. Although Campbell had only a few film roles, some were memorable. His appearance in the 1969 John Wayne film True Grit garnered Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Best Newcomer. In 1970, Campbell played the title role in the feature film Norwood. Both films were based on novels by Arkansas author Charles Portis. Campbell continued to enjoy chart success through the late 1970s. Among his more than seventy albums are several gospel albums recorded in the 1990s, one of which—A Glen Campbell Christmas—earned a Dove Award in 2000. Campbell was married four times. He and his first wife, Diane Kirk, were married in 1954; they had one child before divorcing in 1959. On September 20, 1959, Campbell married Billie Jean Nunley; they had three children before divorcing in 1976. Campbell then married Sarah Davis, the ex-wife of country singer Mac Davis, on September 3, 1976; they had one child and divorced in December 1980. During the early 1980s, a public affair with singer Tanya Tucker made Campbell the subject of tabloid headlines. In 1982, Campbell married his fourth wife, Kimberly Woollen; they had three children. In 1994, Campbell published his autobiography, Rhinestone Cowboy. Campbell was a first-year inductee into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in 1996, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2008, Campbell released a new album, Meet Glen Campbell. His final album of original material was Ghost on the Canvas (2011). On June 22, 2011, Campbell made public that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease; he began a farewell tour in 2012. Campbell received a lifetime achievement award from the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year he released See You There, which consisted of re-recordings of his material from the 1960s. Campbell and his family were awarded the inaugural Glen Campbell Courage Award by the Alzheimer's Association in 2014. In March 2014, Campbell's family moved him to a Alzheimer's care facility. A documentary titled Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me was released in 2014, covering his struggles with Alzheimer's. In 2015, Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” from the documentary, which covers his farewell tour; the same song also won Campbell a Grammy. Campbell released his final studio album, Adiós, in June 2017; Rolling Stone described the album as “a loving selection of handpicked songs mostly comprised of personal favorites Campbell has never before had the chance to record.” Glen Campbell died on August 8, 2017. He is buried in the Campbell Cemetery in Billstown.

    For additional information:
    *Brandon, Phyllis D. “Glen Travis Campbell.” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, December 12, 1999, pp. 1D, 10D.
    *Campbell, Glen, with Tom Carter. Rhinestone Cowboy: An Autobiography. New York: Villard, 1995.
    *Cochran, Robert. Our Own Sweet Sounds: A Celebration of Popular Music in Arkansas. 2nd ed. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2005.
    *Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me. Internet Movie Database. (accessed September 28, 2017).
    *Hartman, Kent. The Wrecking Crew. New York: Thomas Dunne, 2012.
    *The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. 3rd ed. New York: Fireside, 2001.*