RIP Glen Campbell: From Sinatra to Rhinestone Cowboy

first_imgCountry-pop legend Glen Campbell passed away yesterday at the age 81 from Alzheimer’s complications. While those closest to him lost a beloved husband, father, and trusted friend, the world lost a musician who made an indelible mark on the music scene. His battle with the insidious disease and his final concert tour was the subject of the 2014 documentary I’ll Be Me. Campbell’s solo career began in 1961, and over the next five decades, he sold 45 million records, won every conceivable award possible as a country and pop musician (including four Grammys in one night!), and contributed to some of the most famous songs ever recorded. Hell, in 1968, he outsold The Beatles. As part of Phil Spector’s legendary coterie of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew, Campbell helped make parts of hit songs from Frank Sinatra to The Monkees and even The Beach Boys.In a statement released yesterday, his surviving family said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.”In honor of the late Mr. Campbell, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to look at some of his career highlights. We have his chart topping solo work and a few of his most famous session contributions on tap. Check out the videos below for a peek at the amazing range of material he produced over the course of his singularly impressive career below.Glen Campbell, “Witchita Lineman”Though Dean Martin’s version of “Witchita Lineman” was more popular in Europe, in America, the song was always best known as performed by Glen Campbell. As one of his earliest solo chart toppers, it became part of his incredibly popular late-sixties run of classics.The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations” The Wrecking Crew faced one of their biggest challenges when they helped The Beach Boys bring the legendary psychedelic masterpiece Pet Sounds to life. As always, Campbell and his cohorts managed to create unforgettable music without ever overshadowing the sound of the artists they were backing.Glen Campbell, “Rhinestone Cowboy”Campbell experienced a resurgence in popularity in the late seventies and early eighties, which included the insanely catchy “Rhinestone Cowboy.” The popularity of the song led to a nationwide country-music craze that saw mechanical bulls and cowboy hats fill bars across the nation. Frank Sinatra, “Strangers In the Night”Campbell would always refer to providing back-up for Frank Sinatra in the midst of his heyday as one of his greatest career highlights. Campbell’s work on “Strangers In The Night” was like all of his studio work—exactly what was needed, no more, no less.Glen Campbell, “Gentle On My Mind”From 1969 to 1972, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was a hit on the CBS network as part of their “rural” block of programming. Campbell’s cover of John Hartford’s “Gentle On My Mind” served as the theme song throughout the show’s run and was etched into the mind of millions of regular viewers.Bob Dylan, “Mr. Tambourine Man”To help thicken out Bob Dylan’s take on “Mr. Tambourine Man,” Campbell was brought in to get the guitar sound perfected to compliment Dylan’s off-tone vocals. The result became one of pop’s most enduring songs.Glen Campbell, “Southern Nights”Glen Campbell scored one his biggest hits with an unlikely cover of Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights.” The song served as the title track for his 32nd record and helped Campbell score yet another top ten track.The Monkees, “I’m A Believer” As part of The Wrecking Crew, Campbell’s contribution to The Monkees caused a huge controversy when word that the band hadn’t played their own instruments broke. Check out the rock solid guitar work by Campbell on “I’m A Believer.”Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”Glen Campbell’s last single, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” was part of his Academy Award-nominated documentary I’ll Be Me. The track is a poignant final statement from this legendary artist, and though he lost the award, the song lives on forever.The Righteous Brothers, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’”We thought that The Righteous Brothers and their classic hit “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” best summed up how we feel about Mr. Campbell’s passing. The world did indeed lose a little bit of love, but the joy Campbell created will be inspiring a loving feeling for generations to come.last_img read more

Ryanair will fly to Zadar again on July 01

first_img“Ryanair is pleased to announce the re-establishment of 10 routes from / to Zadar, starting on 1 July 2020, as part of the summer flight schedule. We are especially looking forward to reuniting friends and family, and bringing in thousands of tourists to help develop the regional economy and preserve many jobs.She pointed out Olga Pawlonka, sales and marketing manager for Southeast Europe, adding that this is also an opportunity for those passengers whose spring flights have been canceled due to travel restrictions to use their Ryanair vouchers and book their trips. Europeans can now look forward to affordable holidays in Croatia and enjoy the sun and beautiful beaches at their favorite summer destinations, while Croatian travelers can already achieve the much-desired vacation, regardless of at home or abroad, Ryanair points out. “To celebrate the lifting of passenger restrictions and the reintroduction of 10 lines to Zadar, Ryanair has launched a ticket sale of just € 23.99, for trips in July 2020, which must be booked by Thursday, 11.06. at midnight.Pawlonka concluded. Photo: Ryanaircenter_img Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, announced yesterday, as part of the 2020 summer flight schedule, that it is re-establishing 10 routes to / from Zadar starting on July 01st. We look forward to re-establishing Ryanair flights to Zadar, said Josip Klišmanić, Director of Zadar Airport. ”This year, Zadar connects with 10 destinations that will bring our dear guests closer to the natural beauties of Zadar and Croatia. Beautiful nature, healthy food and unforgettable memories is what each of our visitors will find in the Zadar region.” last_img read more

Ridge Expands Services Portfolio with Ocean Maxwell Buy

first_imgNorway-based well engineering and consultancy company Ridge has acquired a Norwegian oil and gas consultancy company Ocean Maxwell, owned fully by founder Cecilie Sælen. With this acquisition, Ridge believes it will further enhance the ability of the company to best serve the needs of new and existing customers in the upstream oil and gas industry.Ridge will deliver engineering and consultancy services within four main O&G disciplines: subsurface, drilling & wells, subsea and facilities.“Ocean Maxwell increases the portfolio of services we can offer to our clients, with their subsea and facilities engineering pool,” says Jarle Veshovde, managing director in Ridge. “Our focus as a company continues to be delivery of engineering excellence and the highest quality solutions and advice, which we have become renowned for.”After the acquisition, Ridge comprises a pool of approximately 80 specialist engineers and consultants, with a projected 2018 turnover exceeding NOK 160 million.last_img read more

Tipp clubs through to Munster Junior Cup

first_imgCashel beat Thomond 38-5; Clanwilliam overcame Abbeyfeale 15-9; Thurles won 18-13 in Newcastle West and last season’s beaten finalists Clonmel got the better of Waterpark on a 24-6 scoreline.However, Carrick-on-Suir and Nenagh Ormond both lost out in their ties against UCC and Old Crescent respectively.last_img