Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

This is part one of a two-part series saluting the six-decade career of one of the most prolific recording artists in rock, pop, country, and even religious music history.


When his initial 45s failed to click, he became an acclaimed session guitarist for nearly a decade. He played on hundreds of hits, backing countless acts such as Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, the Righteous Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, the Monkees, Jan & Dean, and the Beach Boys. In fact, our featured artist was a touring member of the Beach Boys before he achieved his own superstar status.


He’s ranked with the greatest guitarists of all time, yet he reportedly couldn’t read a note of music.


He’s Glen Campbell. And in this part one this two-part rockumentary, we’ll cover his career from the late 1950’s through the early 1970s, including some extremely rare 45s, along with every hit single he placed on the rock, pop, and country charts.