Born near Delight, Arkansas, in 1936, one of a family of 12, Glen Campbell was always a country boy at heart. His father was a sharecropper farmer who worked the land and tilled the soil. His first guitar cost $7 from a Sears catalogue and he taught himself to play.

“We didn’t have power in the house, but we did have an old battery radio. And whenever I heard a new song, usually on a local country station, I’d learn it,” he said in an interview some years ago.