Monday, May 20, 2024

Watch Glen Campbell’s “Farewell” Video, Recorded as Alzheimer’s Descends


Taylor Swift’s record company Big Machine has a last video for Glen Campbell, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. Get out a box of Kleenex to watch it. A few years ago I was in green room at the Grammys talking with Glen. As we spoke, Phil Collins walked by. Glen said to him, “Hello Elton!” He was serious. Phil was bewildered and everyone moved on. In retrospect now I see this was at the beginning of Campbell’s illness. I sat with him and his a couple of years ago at a music event and it was clear how well he was being cared for. What a great talent, and what a shame.

If you’re too young to know what a star Glen Campbell, was, here’s something to show you:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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