Presented By Peace Train Entertainment
The best of glen campbell
Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots 'Like A Rhinestone Cowboy', delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.
“Glen Campbell has always been an inspiration to me, from a very early age, he was the reason I wanted to be a country singer, in fact my parents have cassette tapes of me singing Rhinestone Cowboy at the age of about 4. I had the honour of touring with Glen on his Australian tour in 1997.” Reflected Darren.
During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. His guitar touched the landmark recordings of his time. That’s his rhythm line on Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night, he played bubble-gum riffs for the Monkees; his guitar rings out on the Viva Las Vegas soundtrack album by Presley and, alongside his voice, his guitar playing grooved on the Beach Boys’ landmark album Pet Sounds.
At the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease, Glen Campbell took his final bow, but the legacy he leaves behind is expansive, songs that the whole world sang along with, now, remarkably re-created live, by Darren Coggan.