(ABOVE: Glen Campbell in the Capitol Records Studio)
“Strangers in the Night” is one of Frank Sinatra‘s most popular songs, off his most commercially successful album. Contributing to that track as a session musician was a young fella named Glen Campbell, on rhythm guitar.
Soon after that session, Glen Campbell became a household name thanks to songs like “Gentle on My Mind” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Those singles would net Campbell Grammy gold in 1968, galvanizing a crossover career that crossed over and back again and again for the decades that followed.
Campbell continued on to have a legendary career. Sadly his very public battle with Alzheimer’s Disease came to an end this week. Glen Campbell was 81.
Here’s Frank Sinatra, singing the song that made Glen famous…