Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell

An avid golfer, when not on a course, he plays gigs at venues around the United States, including at his own theater in Branson, Missouri.

Before finally enjoying success on his own in the late 1960s, he was one of the top studio guitarists on the West Coast for more than a decade. A list of performers he accompanied reads almost like a who's-who of the top names of the era and includes Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Nat 'King' Cole, Frankie Laine, Ricky Nelson, Jan Berry and Dean Torrence (aka Jan and Dean), Judy Garland, Dean Martin, The Kingston Trio (contributing a fourth voice on their 1963 hit "Desert Pete," you can easily hear him on the chorus), The Crickets and The Limeliters.

Briefly dated and lived with Tanya Tucker in 1981.

Children with Kim Campbell (nee Woollen): Cal Campbell (born in 1983); Shannon Campbell (born in 1985); and Ashley Campbell (born in 1988). Cal and Shannon both have their own bands and play locally in L.A. and Phoenix (AZ), and Ashley attends Pepperdine University,in Malibu, CA, as a Theatre major.

Credited with giving country star Alan Jackson his first big break.

Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease [June 2011].

Good friend of Bobby Goldsboro and Jim Stafford.

He has sold 40 million records and has received 12 gold albums.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in HOllywood, California.

His eldest daughter from his first marriage, Debbie Campbell, joined his stage show in 1987 and has toured with him ever since.

His special appearances as co-headliner at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson draws sold-out crowds.

In all, 40 of his albums reached the charts.

In the 1990s, Glen released a series of gospel albums, which opened up new vistas for the star and garnered a prestigious Dove Award.

One of 12 children.

One of twelve children born outside the tiny community of Delight in Pike County, in a town called Billstown, then a community of fewer than one hundred residents.

Phenomenally successful pop/MOR singer and TV personality of the late 1960's and 1970's. His many hits from this period, all on Capitol records, include "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Hey, Little One," "Galveston," "Honey, Come Back," "Try a Little Kindness," and "Rhinestone Cowboy."

Played guitar on the soundtrack of Viva Las Vegas (1964) starring Elvis Presley.

Played rhythm guitar on Shelley Fabares' #1 hit "Johnny Angel" that peaked in April 1962.

Played rhythm guitar on the Frank Sinatra classic "Strangers in the Night".

The 1964 hit "Little Honda" by The Hondells was actually recorded by a group of studio musicians, including Campbell on lead guitar and Hal Blaine on drums. The group known as The Hondells was put together for touring purposes after the song became a hit, but they had nothing to do with the actual recording of the song itself.