Glen Campbell - The Rhinestone Cowboy [6 Music]

Episodes

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Part One20181029 (6M)
20170810 (6M)

In tribute to the late Glen Campbell, another chance to hear the musician share his memories of a lifetime lived in the limelight, with his guitar by his side to illustrate songs that made his career.

Presented by REM's Mike Mills, this documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2005 and was updated to include new material with Glen who, in 2011, revealed his diagnosis with Alzheimer's and announced plans to undertake one last tour before the illness makes such an endeavour impossible.

One of the great crossover artists of the past 50 years, Glen sold over 45 million albums worldwide and some of the songs he recorded have become classics, including Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get To Phoenix, Galveston and Rhinestone Cowboy.

In this series he talks honestly about every aspect of his career, from his poor upbringing to the glistening heights of fame, from his battles with addiction to his re-discovery as an artist in recent years, right up to his diagnosis with Alzheimer's and his farewell album and tour.

In episode one, Campbell talks about his childhood, growing up the son of a sharecropper in rural southern US. He recalls learning guitar, and his first tentative steps as a professional musician. During his tenure as a radio session player and live musician, he met Elvis for the first of many times. He also married the first of his four wives, before heading to California in an attempt to break into the music scene there.

Another chance to hear a 2011 profile of the great Glen Campbell, who has died aged 81.

A profile of the American singer, who sold over 45 million albums worldwide

Part One20170810 (6M)

Another chance to hear a 2011 profile of the great Glen Campbell, who has died aged 81.

A profile of the American singer, who sold over 45 million albums worldwide

Part Two20181030 (6M)
20170811 (6M)

In tribute to the late Glen Campbell, another chance to hear the musician share his memories of a lifetime lived in the limelight, with his guitar by his side to illustrate songs that made his career.

Presented by REM's Mike Mills, this documentary was first broadcast on Radio 2 in 2005 and was updated to include new material with Glen who, in 2011, revealed his diagnosis with Alzheimer's and announced plans to undertake one last tour before the illness makes such an endeavour impossible.

One of the great crossover artists of the past 50 years, Glen sold over 45 million albums worldwide and some of the songs he recorded have become classics, including Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get To Phoenix, Galveston and Rhinestone Cowboy.

In this series he talks honestly about every aspect of his career, from his poor upbringing to the glistening heights of fame, from his battles with addiction to his re-discovery as an artist in recent years, right up to his diagnosis with Alzheimer's and his farewell album and tour.

Glen Campbell continues to share memories of a lifetime lived in the limelight.

A profile of the American singer, who sold over 45 million albums worldwide

Part Two20170811 (6M)

Glen Campbell continues to share memories of a lifetime lived in the limelight.

A profile of the American singer, who sold over 45 million albums worldwide