Discussion: Singer Glen Campbell Dies At 81 In Nashville

Apparently he played with the Beach Boys.

From December 1964 to early March 1965, Campbell was a touring member of The Beach Boys, filling in for Brian Wilson. He also played guitar on the band’s Pet Sounds (1966) album, among other recordings. On tour, he played bass guitar and sang falsetto harmonies.

I read Glen Campbell’s memoir a few years ago. My favorite anecdote was that the vocal track for “Gentle on My Mind” was the demo he recorded quickly moments after receiving the song. The breezy informality captured in that quick session gave the song its magic, and the producers had the good sense to keep that version for the final.