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Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me documentary review: music hath power

A harrowing yet also inspiring portrait of the American pop music icon as he copes with the rapid deterioration of Alzheimer’s. I’m “biast” (pro): grew up listening to Campbell’s music

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

If you’re under 40, you’re too young to remember that it was Glen Campbell who made country music cool in the 1970s with melodic and melancholy pop-infused tunes such as “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights.” Previously, in the 60s, he’d been a session musician who can be heard — although he wasn’t always credited — on some of the biggest and best known songs ever from artists including Bobby Darin, The Monkees, Nat King Cole, Phil Spector, and Elvis Presley. He was even a touring member of the Beach Boys in the mid 60s. His impact on American pop music is probably incalculable.

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