Those of us who grew up before MTV enjoyed a lot of different types of music because we were exposed to a lot of different artists. With four television channels and a few pop radio stations, you could listen to James Brown, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, the Beatles and Glen Campbell all in the same day. Campbell was always on somebody’s variety show. He would be cutting it up with Flip Wilson or welcoming the Supremes on his own show. He was a guest on Dionne Warwick’s first television special back in September 1969.
So when I heard that Campbell is suffering from Alzheimer’s, I was so sad for him. He was a great entertainer and seems to be a good guy. CNN will air a special this Sunday on Campbell and his fight with Alzheimer’s. “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me” airs at 9 p.m. ET, June 28 on CNN. Remarkably, even after his diagnosis, he earned a Grammy and was nominated for an Academy Award. I, for one, will be watching, just like I did as a child. He is good people.