Glen Campbell, who sadly passed away yesterday after a long illness, will be remembered for his beautiful voice and his hit songs – Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman- but in the guitar playing world he is celebrated as a legendary session guitarist!
He has played guitar on many music stars songs from Elvis Presley to the Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra.
Glen was part of a studio session group called The Wrecking Crew who were the music recording industry go to music crew for literally thousands of songs in the 1960’s.
The Wrecking Crew featured on many hits songs.
They also formed an integral part of Phil Spector’s much famed ‘Wall of Sound’ pioneering production techniques.
The Wrecking Crew got their name because they were seen as rock and roll upstarts by the older, established musicians.
So for any of you who just know Glen for the tremendous career that he had in his own right, you might be surprised to learn that he cut his music teeth as a much sought after session guitarist.
Take a look at some of the classic songs which features Glenn’s guitar playing.
Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas
Frank Sinatra – Strangers in The night
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
I get Around – The Beach Boys
Righteous Brothers – Lost that loving feeling