GLEN CAMPBELL

  1. This is personal for me. My first husband's father was Glen's manager and got him True Grit, the Goodtime Hour, and Rhinestone Cowboy.
  2. When Glen had a long stint in Las Vegas, my first husband would travel there with his parents.
    They would fly him to L.A. and back for his Little League games! Can you imagine?
  3. Then bad stuff happened in Glen's life that I know more about than I should.
    And he abandoned my father-in-law.
  4. I met him a couple times, the most notable was in a dumpy casino in Sparks, Nevada. My husband was sad to see him having hit such hard times.
    I also met Paul Schaffer that evening, which was cool.
  5. He had just met his eventual wife, Kim.
    It was clear that Kim meant to help Glen turn his life around. And she did just that.
  6. A Rhinestone Cowboy gold record always hung in the hallway of my father-in-law's home.
  7. I have conflicting emotions about Campbell's death.
    After what my father-in-law helped him accomplish, Glen thought he knew better and turned his back on him. I always suspected the distance was because of shame, but all the people involved are gone now, so it can't be fixed.
  8. Sharing this from a news article because I'm pleased to see Nick's name and his contributions to Glen's career acknowledged. Now, I have to find that TV Guide. @kblaise, look!
    Campbell’s manager, Nick Sevano, arranged for the singer to act in movies including “True Grit” with John Wayne and “Norwood” with Kim Darby and Joe Namath, but Sevano combatted the Presley comparisons. “I don’t think he’s a new Elvis,” Sevano told “TV Guide.” “I think Glen has a broader audience than Elvis.”