Sir Lucian Grainge leads industry tributes to Glen Campbell

Sir Lucian Grainge leads industry tributes to Glen Campbell

Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, has paid tribute to Glen Campbell, who died on Tuesday (August 8) aged 81. The country crossover star was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.

During a 55-year career, Campbell released more than 60 albums and sold 45 million records.

Adios (Universal Music Classics), his final album, was recorded between 2012 and 2013 and released in June this year. It peaked at No. 3 and has so far sold 61,259 copies. Campbell's biggest hits include Wichita Lineman, All I Have to Do is Dream, Honey Come Back and Rhinestone Cowboy.

“Glen Campbell will forever be an essential part of the fabric of American music,” said Sir Lucian Grainge. “He is not only one of the most versatile and brilliant artists ever to grace us, but he is someone who over the course of a remarkable 50-plus year career, remained as relevant and productive until his final years.”

Dolly Parton also paid tribute to Campbell, describing him as "one of the greatest voices of all time".

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys tweeted that Campbell was "an incredible musician and an even better person.”

See below for a selection of tributes to the star.

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