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BBC4Glen Campbell – The Rhinestone Cowboy
Friday, 21.00, BBC4

You sometimes forget how big country music was in the seventies and eighties, albeit still with the “and western” firmly attached, with not only Wogan tapping a sturdy brogue to the likes of Kenny Rogers every morning but also Sing Country being a regular BBC2 staple for many years, which gains extra Cream points by being recorded at a festival sponsored by Silk Cut. Here’s the story of one of the scene’s major players, than a jaunt to the Royal Festival Hall to se him in concert in 1978.

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