Official video of Glen Campbell performing Galveston on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
I used to do the Glen Campbell Show on my parents’ coffee table during the actual broadcast on CBS Sunday nights!!!!
There are friends of my folks who can still remember my “performances”!!!!
I used to turn and imitate Glen when he was singing and I thought this song was my “closing” number.
Thanks Glen for being my hero!
Whether this song was about the Spanish-American War or Vietnam, it’s a timeless song. It also highlights the emptiness of our culture today; we’ve been at war for what, ten years, and I can’t think of a single good song that’s been written about a soldier longing for his girl back home.
TOTAL TALENT ! WOW , where has talent like this gone to ?
Fantastic performance, as ever….
WOW these songs take me back to a better time i wish i could go back.
Man those were the days! Great shows like Glen’s Goodtime Hour and Tom Jones television program. I was 14 yrs old coming back to my brother-in – law’s and sister’s farm in Delta,Ohio from a three day fishing trip up in Michigan and watching The Goodtime hour.Listening to Glen on the top 40 Detroit’s Big 8 CKLW going up and back from Michigan’s fishing trips was heaven on Earth.
2:40 video: Official video of Glen Campbell (born April 22, 1936) performing his 1969 hit Galveston on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.
yes, I like Glen Campbell…..
Thanks Glen Campbell for the great songs I got to listen to being a teenager. This song will always have a place in my heart.
Beautiful song, and Campbell had SUCH a voice. I do like Jimmy Webbs version, too. @guarddog22- I didnt know it was about Spanish American war; certainly a lot of Viet Vets adopted it for themselves, at any rate. @samk1101- try it in G (C, D7, Am, Bb are used).
@samk1101 highly underated for sure, i once looked up the chart to do a cover and had no idea it was so complicated! i stuck with my hank and johnny ….maybe someday.
I didn’t know Ovation made a ES335 clone…..interesting.
Great song. Great writing by Webb, greatly done by Campbell. (But NOT about Vietnam as many think. About the 1898 Spanish-American War).
Brings back a whole lot of memories!!!
Notice how great he is with the guitar. He is one of the greatest guitar players ever.
@ginny0707 Thank you for your service Sir…
We had some great country cross-over artists back in the day. Southern accent but no forced twang.
A beautiful song and Jimmy Webb is one of the greats. Al DiLory’s string arrangements on the recording heighten the song’s power and create a moment frozen in time. Campbell’s great, but his live performances of the song never matched that.
Somebody’s read “Dispatches’ by Michaell Herr.
This sure brings back some memories….I was 14 going on 15 living in Galveston when this song was released. I remember the mayor proclaiming Glen Campbell Day the the day this show aired on The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour…I believe it was in March of 1969.
One of Glen’s best and most meaningful songs… as he performed it live on one of the best TV shows of its day, THE GLEN CAMPBELL GOODTIME HOUR … great memories !
A great tribute to Vietnam viets
Lt W L Dunn USMC KADENA SAC ’69
This song is a timeless masterpiece sung by none other than a truly talented musician – no one but Glen could ever sing this song right