Glen CAMPBELL

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Actor, Singer & Musician

AmericanBorn Glen Travis CAMPBELL

American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor

Born on April 22, 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, USA , United States

Died on August 06, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Glen Travis Campbell was born in Billstown on April 22, 1936, a tiny community near Delight in Pike County, Arkansas, to John Wesley (a sharecropper) and Carrie Dell (Stone) Campbell. Campbell was the seventh son of 12 children. The family lived on a farm where they barely got by growing cotton, corn, watermelons and potatoes. "We had no electricity," he said, and money was scarce. "A dollar in those days looked as big as a saddle blanket." To supplement income the family picked cotton for more successful farmers. "I picked cotton for $1.25 a hundred pounds," said Campbell. "If you worked your tail off, you could pick 80 or 90 pounds a day."



Campbell started playing guitar at age four after his uncle Boo gave him a Sears-bought five-dollar guitar as a gift, with his uncle teaching him the basics of how to play. Most of family was musical, he said. "Back home, everybody plays and sings." By the time he was six he was performing on local radio stations.

...   Glen Travis Campbell was born in Billstown on April 22, 1936, a tiny community near Delight in Pike County, Arkansas, to John Wesley (a sharecropper) and Carrie Dell (Stone) Campbell. Campbell was the seventh son of 12 children. The family lived on a farm where they barely got by growing cotton, corn, watermelons and potatoes. "We had no electricity," he said, and money was scarce. "A dollar in those days looked as big as a saddle blanket." To supplement income the family picked cotton for more successful farmers. "I picked cotton for $1.25 a hundred pounds," said Campbell. "If you worked your tail off, you could pick 80 or 90 pounds a day."



Campbell started playing guitar at age four after his uncle Boo gave him a Sears-bought five-dollar guitar as a gift, with his uncle teaching him the basics of how to play. Most of family was musical, he said. "Back home, everybody plays and sings." By the time he was six he was performing on local radio stations.



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