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Glen Travis Campbell
born 22nd. April 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas

died 8th. August 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee

Sadly, another of my favourites (although I never saw him) dies. Why then one of my favourites? His record "Wichita Lineman" contains the lines that, I consider, are the two greatest:

"And I need you more than want you,
and I want you for all time"

Wow! I want you for all time BUT I NEED you more than that. Wow!. Nearly 50 years ago this struck a chord and I have never changed my opinion that these are the two greatest lines in pop / country. Let me know if there are better (in your opinion). There's been a lot of talk since his death that "Wichita Lineman" was the greatest pop record of all time, I wouldn't go anywhere near that far but it was a great record.

(Jimmy Webb wrote the song , of course, so he must be credited with writing the two greatest lines of all time BUT, without Glen's interpretation the song may have been lost).

Listen to about 1 minute of Wichita Lineman (including the two lines).

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