Saturday, April 2, 2011

"Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell.

OK, more 70's: Brooklynite Larry Weiss penned this crossover classic in '74 inspired by his childhood hero Hopalong Cassidy. About a veteran performer who has more than paid his dues but is still surviving. When Glen Campbell heard it he deemed it to be quasi-biographic and immediately recorded it. It topped Billboard's Hot 100, Hot Country and Hot Adult Contemporary charts in '75 - a feat not accomplished since '61. Inspired a (bad!) Sylvester Stallone/Dolly Parton movie in '84. Yesterday's answer: "My Prayer". There' s something about that E-F#-Am chord sequence that's magical - so simple yet so beautiful!

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