Glen Campbell has always felt a divine touch in his life, as if he were given a gift he
didn’t earn, but was allowed to use to make people happy and forget their worries
for a time.
How else do you explain his life, one of the most extraordinary rags to riches stories
in popular music history? The 12th child and seventh son of a dirt poor sharecropper
born in the depths of the depression on April 22, 1936, Campbell drowned when he
was a toddler in the Little Missouri River near his family’s Arkansas home. His lips
were blue when he was pulled from the river and those who rescued him believed he