Glen's Wife, Kim Campbell, is Glen's Alzheimer's Disease Interview
Kim Campbell and the director of the 2014 documentary "I Be Me", James Keach are interviewed.
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In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell began an unprecedented tour of the United States. He thought it would last 5 weeks; Instead, it was for 151 spectacular shows sold out for a year and a half triumphant. What made this trip extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. They told him to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife made their diagnosis public and announced that he and his family would go on a "Goodbye Tour." The film documents this extraordinary journey as he and his family try to navigate the unpredictable nature of Glen's progressive illness. Including Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin and Chad Smith much others.
Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American rock and country singer, guitarist, songwriter, television presenter and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and to host a variety show of music and comedy called Goodtime's Hour by Glen Campbell on CBS Television from January 1969 to June 1972.
During its 50 years in the world of the show, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. It has sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album. He has placed a total of 80 different songs on the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100 or Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 reached the top 10 and nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Campbell hits includes his John Hartford recordings "Gentle on My Mind"; Jimmy Webb "By the time I got to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", and "Galveston"; Larry Weiss "Rhinestone Cowboy"; And Allen Toussaint "Southern Nights".
Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four total Grammys, in the country and pop categories.  For "Gentle on My Mind", received two awards in the country and the west, "By the time I arrive in Phoenix" did the same in pop. Three of his first successes later won the Grammy Hall of Fame Awards (2000, 2004, 2008), while Campbell won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. He holds trophies for both the Country Music Association (CMA) Male Vocalist of the Year, And the Country Music Academy (ACM), and took the top prize of the CMA as the 1968 Entertainer of the Year. In 1969, actor John Wayne chose Campbell to play alongside him in the movie True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for the most promising newcomer. Campbell sang the title song that was nominated for an Academy Award.
Diagnosis of Alzheimer's …
In June 2011, Campbell announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. According to his family, the symptoms of the disease had been occurring for years, becoming increasingly evident as the years progressed.
Campbell was in a "Goodbye Tour" finale, with three of his sons joining him in his backup band, his final show was on November 30, 2012 in Napa, California [During tour concerts and rehearsals, Campbell They often forget the songs they were supposed to play, repeating them after finishing a performance. He also often had to remind her that he had the disease, and relied on a teleprompter to remember the lyrics of most songs. The new songs from their last albums had to be discarded completely, since Campbell tried hard to remember the chords and the letters of these. He performed "Rhinestone Cowboy" as a goodbye at the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 12, 2012, his last televised performance on stage.
In April 2014, news reports indicated that Campbell had become a patient in a long-term Alzheimer's care and treatment center. On March 10, 2015, NBC News reported that Campbell could no longer speak for himself and that two of his sons, Debby and Travis, had filed a lawsuit against Kim, Campbell's wife, claiming that he had " Isolated "to singer and prevented from" participating "in Campbell's medical care.
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