10:44 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/13/2012 04:00PM
The Grammys would have been (and were) a showcase for the glory that is Adele, but Whitney Houston's death 24 hours before the event turned the CBS special into a night of mourning and celebration cresting on big, pure emotions. That's what brought in an estimated 39 million viewers, the highest number for the broadcast since 1984 and the second highest ever.
LL Cool J, who handled the hosting duties without any perceptible wrinkling in his uncanny smoothness, opened with a simple prayer for Houston, "a woman who we loved … our fallen sister." This set up a clip of the six-time Grammy winner belting her signature hit "I Will Always Love You."
Originally posted 08/24/2011 12:40PM
Two months after his announcement to PEOPLE that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, country legend Glen Campbell has given his first TV interview – coming across as forgetful and strongly dependent upon his wife to fill in many of the answers.
"What was I saying?" Campbell, in the course of his conversation with ABC's Terry Moran for Tuesday's World News with Diane Sawyer, asked in the middle of answering a question about his career.
"I'm going to be right in the middle of a sentence, man – and it just goes, pew," he said.
Originally posted 06/22/2011 09:00AM
In his new song, "A Better Place," Glen Campbell sings, "I need the ones I love Lord/More and more each day."
The lyric is more personal than the world knows: In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Campbell, 75, and his wife, Kim, reveal that the singer has Alzheimer's disease.
The couple have decided to go public with Glen’s diagnosis because he's hoping to say farewell with a final slate of live performances this fall – and they want his fans to be aware of the musician's condition.
"Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer," says Kim. "But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused on stage, I wouldn’t want people to think, 'What's the matter with him? Is he drunk?' "
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