I'm not old enough to remember Glen Campbell's weekly television show, but I do fondly remember his music. Gentle, thoughtful, and personal. At the age of 75 and living with Alzheimer's, Glen Campbell has just released what he says will be his last studio album, Ghost on the Canvas, and he talked with NPR about the album, his career, and his life.
You can hear sample tracks from his new album via the NPR interview. For an extra special treat, you have to check out the song linked below - an incredibly poignant and tender rendition of Wichita Lineman, performed by Jimmy Webb (who wrote the song), pop singer Billy Joel, and Dobro master Jerry Douglas.