Ah, here it comes -- PBS 7 p.m. Special -- repeat from 2007 – Glen Campbell: Good Times Again. The Love of My Life -- entertainer-wise, I mean. And you should see the line-up of singers/entertainers on the show.
Joy . . . Joy . . . JOY!!! Be still my heart.
And here's Linda -- (Ronstadt, that is) – hair down to her waist! Beautiful. "Carolina in My Mind."
And now it's Ray . . . "Cryin' Time".
And Bobby Gentry? Didn't know he recorded an album with her. And they sing a duet . . . oh, no, it’s "Let it Be Me." That was mine and Jer's song; it was playing in the car on the way home from one of our dates . . . the night we fell in love. . .
And Ricky Nelson. . . and Cher.
And Ann Murray . . . "Ain't No Use" . . .
And Roger . . . "King of the Road."
And then Glen, this time just him doing "By the I get to Phoenix" . . . another heart-wrencher.
And here’s a clip of him meeting John Wayne . . . explaining how he got the role in True Grit. And now he sings it.
And then he explains how "Raindrops," by B. J. Thomas, beat him out for Best Song that year. And then he and B. J. Sing it. "Raindrops," I mean.
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And I listen . . . and my heart swells with emotion and my eyes drip . . . from the beauty of it . . . and with what now seems like the "innocence" of it all . . . what??? innocence???
Well, not really . . . unless it was mine, maybe??? Because of the safety and security of the life I was living at the time. . . being loved and needed by family and friends . . . and thinking that it would always be so. ??
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And here comes Johnny -- no, not Carson. The One, the ONLY -- CASH! And listen to Glen do that guitar and voice solo. AND, then, of course, that signature "arm/guitar movement" of Johnny's as he plays that guitar.
And now it's . . . who ?? I recognize the voice, but the SHORT hair??? OMG -- it's Willie . . . and he and Glen do "Lonely Walls." Had forgotten he ever looked like this.
And now here comes "Gentle On My Mind" . . . with John Hartford . . . and the story behind it of how Glen 'fixed' the beat/timing of it. So awesome, so perfect.
Oh . . . that's it? It's over?" . . . No.
I will never erase this!
Somewhere . . . somehow . . . the music lives on . . . and so do we.
And don't ask me to explain that. I'm just the W.O.W.