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Adios Glen Campbell

Discussion in 'mainstream media' started by Snowman, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    Sad to hear that Glen Campbell passed away today at 81. Glen was a fantastic all-around entertainer and one heck of a good guitarist. "Rhinestone Cowboy" was one of the first 45's that I purchase back in 1975. I'm glad he made a solid comeback over the past 10 years or so despite his illness. RIP

    Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer, Dead at 81

  2. ginko23

    ginko23 Supporting Member

    Glen Campbell was one of my Mom’s favorite artists, I also like him but his relationship with Tanya Tucker ruined it for me.

    Tanya Tucker was only 13 when she recorded Delta Dawn but her career fell off as she got older but continues to perform. She started to hook up with Glen Campbell in 1980 when she was 22 and Campbell 44. In my mind she was still a child and Campbell a pedophile. I never really enjoyed his music after that.
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  3. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    What a bizarre comment for anyone to say, but especially from a porn fan where 18 year old "barely legal" girls are the mainstay of the industry. At age 22, Tanya Tucker was a young adult - old enough to graduate college even, and fully capable of deciding who she wanted to date. Calling Glen Campbell a "pedophile" because he dated and collaborated with a fellow recording star of the opposite sex in her 20's is absurd. She was not naive in the slightest, as you pointed out, she and been in the rough and tumble music industry for a full decade. Tanya's career at that time was actually pretty hot and she enjoyed decent sales and chart success. The pinnacle of her career was in the early 90's when she was in her mid 30's. :wacky:

    Tanya Tucker Privately Mourns The Death Of Her ’80s Love, Glen Campbell

    (The link above has a good photo of Glen & Tanya as a couple back in the 80's)

  4. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

  5. ginko23

    ginko23 Supporting Member

    Ouch! and creepy. :unsure:

    The key word was “In my mind”

    Glen Campbells big breakout hit “Gentile on My Mind, 1967 and “Wichita Lineman” was in 1968 my first year in college at the age of 32 years old 14 years older than me.

    Tanya Tucker’s 1972 break out hit “Delta Dawn” was in my senior year in college. She was 13, 8 years younger than me and not legal in any state to my knowledge.

    Both are country stars that have long longevity but if you ask the average music fan what were Tanya biggest hits they probably would be “Delta Dawn” at 13 YO , “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” at 14 YO and “Lizzie and the Rainman" at 16 YO. During this era breakout stars made their rounds of the prime time variety shows of that era. Once you became established your face time on TV dropped off. Tanya’s certainly did although she did have continued success.

    In my mind when I hear Tanya Tucker’s name I flash back to an adolescent with a mature voice beyond her years that probably hadn’t had a period yet. And for the Wichita Lineman a guy considerably older than me. So yeah In My Mind it was creepy and Campbell lost his appeal with me.
  6. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    Soooo, because Tanya Tucker started having hits when she was 13, you can't get over the fact that she grew up and was a young women at the time she dated Glen Campbell? And now you hold it against them? Doesn't make a lot of sense Ginko. Do you get mad that Tiffany and Debbie Gibson are not teen stars anymore also and probably date grown men now?

    She looks pretty grown up to me by 1978 when she was 18.

    Also, I don't think you are very familiar with Tanya Tucker's music career. I counted 54 Top 40 hits on the County music charts between 1972 and 2002. 40 of them hit the Top 10 including 10 #1's and 9 #02's. That's an amazing accomplishment. Her chart success actually exceeds Glen Campbell's. BTW, "Delta Dawn" was a big hit, reaching #06 on the Country charts, but Helen Reddy's version surpassed it hitting #01 around the world including the USA Hot 100 the following year.
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2017 at 11:14 PM
  7. Snowman

    Snowman Your Host

    This clip of "Gentle on My Mind" is from Campbell's last public performance (Napa Valley 2012). He is clearly struggling with Alzheimer's here. It is sad, but also very courageous.


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