Gosh, this was posted in '08 but I am getting caught up but here is what I know about Glen Campbell. He played in a bar located on the SW corner of Coors and Central. might have been The Hitching Post. We used to call it the "Bucket of Blood" because of all the fights that broke out there. Never went in but passed by it all the time on our way to Chicken in the Rough further west on Central for steak fingers and eggs after a night of heavy beer drinking.. He played with Dick Bills and the Sandia Mountain Boys but I honestly don't remember what the show consisted of only that I remember seeing Dick Bills but paid no attention to Glen Campbell or any of the other musicians in that group. I think he started his own band in the late 50's or early 60's. That's about all I know......
Actually "Lights of Albuquerque" was written and recorded by Don Quinton on Christy Records and covered nationally by Billy Mize on Columbia. The song is about a mortally wounded soldier from Albuquerque and his dying wish is to see the "Lights Of Albuquerque"....Don passed away about 2009 in Los Lunas ,NM. Glen Campbell went to Hollywood in 1960 and recorded "Turn Around Look At Me" on the Indy label "Crest Records" He and Jerry Capehart are listed as Co-writers...He came back to Albuquerque for a very short Time and went back to Hollywood were he eventually broke big with "By The Time I Get To Phoenix"...prior to that he charted with Universal Soldier on Capitol records. I played both versions of "Lights of Albuquerque ,on Real Oldies 1600 and I also played three songs by Dick Bill feat Glen Campbell.".You, You , You" (not the same song as the Ames), "I wonder" and "Dreams For Sale" I collect New Mexico garage band 45's from the 50's and 60's..Morticians, Shltons Lindy and the Lavelles, Chessmen etc.
Thanks,Vince, for this information.
So, you did play two versions of "Lights of Albuquerque" on Real Oldies 1600.
O.K., where can I hear the Glen Campbell's version?
I would very much like to learn Glen Campbell's version of "Lights of Albuquerque".