Discussion in 'Bulletin Board' started by John Peachy, Nov 10, 2018.
Great song. Apparently Glen Campbell never really finished it but the record company heard it and insisted it got put out asap. In fact, if you listen to the lyrics they sound half finished or it seems like it's missing a verse.
Apparently, he wrote it as a tribute to his father who was a lineman, repairing telephone lines, I think.
Brilliant song. Always makes me a bit sad at the same time as sending a shiver down my spine.
Jimmy Webb wrote it, but story is true.
A great artiste.I watched the documentary of him while he was suffering from alzheimers and although he was at a late stage of the awful disease as soon as he was on stage he sang and played his guitar like he always did.
Yep, sorry, that's right.
Also is similar to Bowie's Starman as well I always thought - a quick Google shows a few people have made that connection.
Yes, I watched that. Very touching & a bit hard to watch in places. The guy was an incredible guitar player too.
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