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Old 08-09-2017, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Glen Campbell, piper

RIP Glen Campbell, I never knew he was a piper.


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Old 08-09-2017, 06:42 PM   #2
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I pipe for a golf tournament every year out here and Glen Campbell played in it a few times. I lead each fivesome across a bridge after they tee off and get their photos taken. He used to ask if I had any good chanter reeds and I gave him what I had with me.

One year he asked, "You play Amazing Grace in Eb don't you?" I told him I did and he said, "Let's have that one." His group teed off and I fired up. As we marched across the bridge he sang behind me. What a great moment and what a nice man. I was sorry to hear of his troubles with Alzheimers and his passing.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:38 AM   #3
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Chris, thanks for the videos. Nice. He was comfortable with his pipes, something you don't see often with famous people.

Aaron, great stories! (Hope you are well!)

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Old 08-12-2017, 12:38 PM   #4
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He was also a member of the loose-knit group of studio musicians referred to as "The Wrecking Crew".

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