Setlist History: Glen Campbell's Final Show

Glen Campbell, the handsome country guitar player, singer and television star, played his final concert on November 30, 2012 in Napa, California, surrounded by family and friends.

Campbell embarked on The Goodbye Tour soon after he announced he was afflicted by the degenerative brain disease Alzheimer's.

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His wife accompanied him on the road along with his children who made up a good chunk of the band.

His oldest daughter, Debby Campbell-Cloyd, sang harmony; his son Cal sat behind him on drums, Shannon was to his right on guitar, and his daughter Ashley played banjo and keyboards.

Together they kicked off the tour in Toronto, Canada in August 2011, and made 88 appearances around North America and the UK, including stops at two of his familiar haunts: the Grand Ole Opry and the Grammys.

It was quite the bittersweet victory lap for the genial Country Music Hall of Famer who sold over 50 million albums worldwide during his career which included nine #1 singles.

Although his final show was cut short to just eight songs, but he was able to give the audience a taste of some of those hits.

The 76-year-old star began the show with "Gentle On My Mind," the tune that earned him two Grammys from his second album.

Campbell used the John Hartford cover as the theme song for his variety TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour that ran from 1969-1972. The popularity of his version spurned renditions by the likes of Sinatra to Elvis to Aretha.

"Rhinestone Cowboy," a tune he heard on the radio while on tour down under, which he recorded and turned into a massive hit, made the set that night in Napa.

It was Billboard's second biggest hit of 1975, right behind Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" and just above Elton John's "Philadelphia Freedom."

Campbell and his family also played the wholesome "Southern Nights" which Rocket Raccoon was listening to in the violent scene of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel when the bad guys apparently didn't know the wisecracking varmint was a legit Avenger.

Campbell also performed "A Better Place," a new song from his 61st album, Ghost on the Canvas. The album title is from a Paul Westerberg track he covered for the LP.

Thinking back at that final show, his wife Kim admitted how hard that last gig was.

“That was a really difficult day. It was difficult leading up to the show; it was really stressful and difficult,” she said. “That night was really, really, really hard, and we just knew this was it.”

In 2014 the documentary I'll Be Me, produced by CNN, was released about his life and final tour and is currently streaming for free on Tubi.

Campbell was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song for the tune, "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," which he recorded with The Wrecking Crew, the talented group of studio musicians he got his start with.

The star died in 2017 in Nashville.

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