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Glen Campbell

Country Singer Glen Campbell
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Profession: Country Singer

United States of America

Biography: Campbell was one of the leading figures of country-pop during the 1960s and 1970s.

Having established himself as a commercially successful solo artist by the late '60s he transitioned into acting with his debut on "The Glen Campbell Good Time Hour," making him an international star.

Born: April 22, 1936
Birthplace: Delight, Arkansas, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: August 8, 2017 (aged 81)

Historical Events

  • 1968-03-04 3rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Lynn Anderson win
  • 1968-11-04 "Wichita Lineman" 12th album by Glen Campbell is released (Billboard Album of the Year, 1969)
  • 1968-11-20 2nd Country Music Association Award: Glen Campbell and Tammy Wynette win
  • 1968-12-21 Glen Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" goes to #1 in the US
  • 1969-03-12 11th Grammy Awards: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell wins best record
  • 1969-04-28 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win
  • 1975-05-26 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year, 1975)

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