The 1968 hit, "Wichita Lineman," has been one of my favorite songs for decades. Glen campbell has had his ups and downs over the years and now unfortunately he won't be singing this much longer. From USA Today:
The country singer/actor, 75, and his wife, Kim, tell People magazine that Campbell has Alzheimer's disease.No matter what you think of him, this is a terrible thing to happen to anyone. I will always remember the plantive song of the lineman.
They have decided to go public with Campbell's health news diagnosis because he's hoping to say farewell with a final slate of live performances this fall – and they want his fans to be aware of the musician's condition, reports People.
"Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," says Kim. "But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wouldn't want people to think, 'What's the matter with him? Is he drunk?' "