Sunday, August 13, 2017

TLC Tribute to Glen Campbell

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Monthly Challenges  Tribute to Glen Campbell

I grew up in the south. Country music was a big thing even though my parents did not listen to it. I had a thing for Glen Campbell even as a little girl. In 1981, I lived in Galveston. So of course I loved the song and he was dating a Texas girl, Tanya Tucker, at the time. I'll never forget driving home over the bridge on I-45 into Galveston, probably coming from eating at Ninfa's, my favorite Mexican restaurant at the time, and the song - Galveston came on the radio.
I was sad to hear of him having Alzheimer's a few years ago. I am really sad that he's gone away from us now.


Tribute to Glen Campbell 
Duration: One Month from start.
Choose as many tasks as you wish. Participation Badge for this challenge.

Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 through June 1972.


1. Read a book published in April or August.

2. Read a book where the main character is a singer, songwriter, musician, television host, or actor. 
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Buried Notes Karolyn James 8/19/17

Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys in the country and pop categories. For "Gentle on My Mind", he received two awards in country and western, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" did the same in pop. He won and was nominated for many different awards in music and acting.

3. Read a book where a character walked away from love OR still thinks about the past.

4. Read a book where a character is very successful in their professional life.
Baby, Don't Go Stephanie Bond 8/16/17

5. Read a book from 1967 in Literature.

"Rhinestone Cowboy" was Campbell's largest-selling single, initially with over 2 million copies sold.
6. Read a book with a cowboy or a Western.
Brokedown Cowboy Maisey Yates 8/20/17

7. Read a book from this list of best-selling books.

8. Read a book that connects to one of Campbell's Top Ten Hits. Tell us what the connection is.
Set in Galveston
Falling for You Julie Ortolon 8/31/17

After Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he continued to work and went on tour with some of his children. He was married 4 times and had 8 children.
9. Read a book where a family works together.

10. Read a book where a character dies due to an illness.
How to Be Single: A Novel Liz Tuccillo 8/24/17

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