Glen Campbell wasn't someone I listened to as in played their records. But he was huge with a large section of America and was forever on the radio.
He seemed to market a joy for the past, a fondness for a simpler time. His songs like the one that went "These are the dreams of the every day housewife . . ." By that time, the term being used by a number of Americans was "home maker." (One bad ABC TV show and suddenly everyone thinks it's alright again to use the song.)
He sang of simpler times, he was groomed for simpler times. His hair was short and well tended and this was the age of the hippie. He could have been a Beach Boy.
He was very good looking. He knew that and he dressed for it in tighter clothes than you'd expect for a conservative. (He was a Republican.)
I'm very sorry that he has the illness. In the article, it's noted that you sort of picture him young and going on forever. I would agree with that. Without being an airhead, I think he got across a certain kind of California vibe. Yes, it was conservative but California has its conservative streak. That's how they ended up with Ronald Reagan as a governor.
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