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"I hope that my dad's fans feel the love that went into this record..." hmv.com talks to Ashley Campbell
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"I hope that my dad's fans feel the love that went into this record..." hmv.com talks to Ashley Campbell

In a career that has spanned over five decades, Glen Campbell really has done it all. Moving from his home state of Arkansas to Los Angeles in the eary 1960s, Campbell's career began as one of the world's most in-demand session musicians as a member of 'The Wrecking Crew', who provided the backing tracks for everyone from Phil Spector and Frank Sinatra to The Monkees and The Beach Boys, before launching a singing career that has seen him produce hits such as 'Rhinestone Cowboy' and 'The Wichita Lineman', selling over 45 million records in the process.

On top of that, his television career saw him host The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour for more than a decade, while his acting skills earned him parts in films such as Norwood and True Grit. He's won a string of Grammys, has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and even has a couple of nominations at the Oscars and the Golden Globes to his name.

Sadly, in 2011 Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which he responded to by orgainising a farewell tour that featured several of his collaborators and friends, as well as two of his sons and his daughter, Ashley Campbell, an impressive banjo player in her own right.

His 2012 album Ghost on the Canvas was expected to be his last, but Campbell clearly wasn't done and after releasing a further album, See You There, in 2013, this week saw the arrival of his final studio album, Adiós, which finally brings the curtain down on a stellar 50-year career in showbusiness.

With the album landing in stores last Friday (June 9th), we sat down with his daughter Ashley to talk about her father's incredible career, her role in the tour that followed his Alzheimer's diagnosis and why she hopes that Glen's fans will feel the love that went into his final recording.

Watch our interview with Ashley below...

 

Adiós
Adiós Glen Campbell

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