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Two ‘in passing’ RIPs

Two passings of guys who did not loom large in MSTory but are worth noting:

Singer-songwriter Glen Campbell died Aug. 8. He was mentioned in a host segment in episode 514- TEENAGE STRANGLER.

And actor Ty Hardin, best known for the ’50s TV series “Bronco,” died Aug, 3. He got about three seconds of screen time early inhis career as a sentry in the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

7 Replies to “Two ‘in passing’ RIPs”

  1. Glad you mentioned them both, Sampo. As an old dude, they were part of my life.

    Glen in particular — and the best song I have ever heard sung in person, in my unfortunately long life was him singing “God Bless the USA”, which brought all of us to our feet. (Sure wish he had recorded it). He was a great, great talent and will be missed.

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  2. SaveFerris says:



    Although I knew OF him, Ty Hardin was never anyone who’s career I followed.


    Glen Campbell on the other hand……..that one really, REALLY hurts (especially given the circumstances of HOW he died (Alzheimer’s-related). NOBODY deserves to go out that way).


    Never was lucky enough to see him in concert, but for me, Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman”, released in October 1968, and written by Jimmy Webb, is one of THE most beautiful pop songs of all time….wherever I am, no matter what I’m doing, whenever that song comes on, without fail, I ALWAYS stop and listen to it until it’s over…….kind of like that movie you LOVE, and just happen to come across while flipping through the channels, and before you know it, you’re sitting down to watch the rest of it, possibly for the HUNDREDTH time, simply because you love it THAT much…….

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  3. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    Am really upset about Campbell, because yeah, I’ll admit it, I had a big crush on him when I was a kid. Watched him on the Smothers Brothers’ show, his own show, bought his albums, went to “True Grit” in the theater to see him, not John Wayne (Campbell later joked his own acting was so terrible that it made Wayne look that much better and helped him win the Oscar), enjoyed his reboot in the late ’70s.

    Agree about him and Jimmy Webb songs. My favorite is his most recent re-recording of “Adios.” You can tell it’s sung by an older man whose voice isn’t as strong, but that makes it all the more poignant. https://youtu.be/dzQQoUx1oOU

    Finally, if you missed the movie “War on Everyone” (horrible title, bombed at the box office) starring Michael Peña and Alexander Skarsgård and don’t mind something that’s violent, offensive, and profane, Glen Campbell’s music is a surprising motif throughout. It’s kind of a spoof of Starsky and Hutch-like shows. I had to be in the right mood for it but it’s really funny.

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  4. Scott Strong says:

    I believe Ty Hardin was also married to Peggy Converse, who was in 805- Thing that Couldn’t Die, and 702- The Brute Man.

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  5. radioman970 says:

    Glen w/ Boston Pops version of Highwayman is better than the Highwaymen’s version. There… I said it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iQdKtustvw

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  6. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves says:

    I was an impressionable 11 years old when his cover of “Rhinestone Cowboy” was a huge hit, and probably one of the very first 45s I bought, so Mr. Campbell is a wonderful part of my childhood memories. I honestly was not aware that he was such an amazingly talented guitarist in addition to being such a phenomenal all-around entertainer. And of course, who can forget him in True Grit?

    Yeti of Great Danger: Campbell later joked his own acting was so terrible that it made Wayne look that much better and helped him win the Oscar

    :) Thanks for this… what a great comment!

    It is indeed heartbreaking that his end was such. Peace and blessings to those close to you, Mr. Campbell. And may angels sing thee, sweet troubadour, to thy rest.

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  7. Ray Dunakin says:

    Glen Campbell also wrote one of my favorite gospel songs, “Less of Me”…

    Let me be a little kinder
    Let me be a little blinder
    To the faults of those about me
    Let me praise a little more
    Let me be when I am weary
    Just a little bit more cheery
    Think a little more of others
    And a little less of me

    Let me be a little braver
    When temptation bids me waver
    Let me strive a little harder
    To be all that I should be
    Let me be a little meeker
    With the brother that is weaker
    Think a little more of others
    And a little less of me

    Let me be when I am weary
    Just a little bit more cheery
    Let me serve a little better
    Those that I am strivin’ for
    Let me be a little meeker
    With the brother that is weaker
    Think a little more of others
    And a little less of me

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