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Glen Campbell, Musical Omnivore

POP, FOLK, JAZZ OR COUNTRY, HE HAD AN UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO BEAUTY, HOWEVER SIMPLE OR ACCESSIBLE ITS EXPRESSION.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — Glen Campbell’s variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” was a fixture on the black-and-white Zenith console TV set in the den of my childhood home in suburban Chicago. It was my father’s show, being much too corny and strait-laced for an emerging adolescent like me to embrace, certainly not when the more subversive likes of

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