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Glen Campbell Sage Gateshead 2007

Glen Campbell Sage Gateshead 2007
I grew up with the music of Glen Campbell playing around me. Wichita Lineman was on the radio all of the time when I was a teenager, and although it didn’t seem cool at the time, it was actually one of my favourite songs at the time, and still is today. A few years ago I bought a Glen Campbell Greatest Hits lp in a charity shop and began to realise what a great artist he is. Dreams of the Everyday Housewife is also a favourite of mine. I’ve only ever seen him once in concert, when Marie and I went to see him at The Sage in Gateshead around five years ago. We both really enjoyed the experience. Support came from his daughter Debby. Glen looked great. He was wearing a pretty sharp cowboy shirt, jeans and great cowboy boots. And his voice was as clear and beautiful as I hoped it would be. I hadn’t realised the he is also an excellent guitar player, and he treated us to a faultless rendition of Mason Williams’ Classical Gas. From memory, I am pretty sure the set included all the hits: Gentle on My Mind; Galveston; By the Time I Get to Phoenix; True Grit; Wichita Lineman; Rhinestone Cowboy; Southern Nights. Great stuff from a true artist. I sadly missed him on his recent farewell tour, which also called at the Sage. I’d quite fancied going to see him again, but couldn’t make it, which was a disappointment. In recent years, I’ve come to quite like country music, and have been to see quite a few of the old country artists including Kris Kristofferson (he was just great), Willy Nelson (the guy is a legend), and Dolly Parton (good fun show). Guess I must be getting old.