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date: 02 April 2020

Campbell, Glen (Travis )locked

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(Travis )

(b Billstown, AR, April 22, 1936). American country-pop singer and guitarist. As a member of a large musical family he absorbed the music of rural Arkansas during his childhood and spent his early career performing with western bands in Albuquerque (1955–60). In Los Angeles from 1960 to 1967 he was a successful studio musician and sideman, and a member of the Wrecking Crew, the, in which capacity he was respected for his versatility on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. He also worked in clubs, made several recordings, appeared on television in “Shindig” (1964–5), and performed with the Beach Boys (1965). By 1967 he had become a major artist in his own right; his singles “Gentle on my Mind” (Capitol, 1967) and “By the time I get to Phoenix” (Capitol, 1968) both won gold records and collectively garnered four Grammy Awards. His subsequent recordings “Wichita Lineman” (Capitol, ...

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