Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy

Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

defy anyone to come away from this biography of the first country–pop crossover star not humming. Wichita Lineman does it for me every time. There are cracking titbits — songwriter Jimmy Webb revealing he’d only half-finished the version of Wichita that got recorded — supplied by a wealth of talking heads, plus a wonderful summation of the whole ethos of country: “If you can’t hug a fat woman, don’t go into country music.” It’s followed by a 1977 live concert, An Evening with Glen Campbell.

About this programme

An insight into the life of country music star Glen Campbell, documenting his remarkable journey from an impoverished childhood to worldwide fame and success as a guitarist and singer with records including Wichita Lineman and Rhinestone Cowboy. Featuring contributions by family, friends and colleagues including Jimmy Webb, Micky Dolenz and Bob Harris.

Cast and crew

Cast

Contributor
Jimmy Webb
Contributor
Micky Dolenz
Contributor
Bob Harris
Contributor
Carol Kaye
Contributor
Leon Russell
Contributor
Don Black
Contributor
Robert Oermann

Crew

Director
Steve Freer
Executive Producer
Paul Bullock
Producer
Steve Freer
Categories
Music