Netflix is all about video. But, in these three instances, the videos are all about music and three great American vocalists.
One of John Denver’s many successful albums
On the streaming service are the video biographies:
- “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”
- “John Denver: Country Boy”
- “Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends”
These three men account for hundreds of musical memories, each with their own distinctive sound. Combined, this impressive trio has sold more than 128 million records.
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me explains the life of master session player, singer, TV show host and actor. As part of the Wrecking Crew, the musicians who played on albums of everyone from Merle Haggard to The Monkees, Campbell established himself on the Los Angeles music scene. After playing in several bands, he started the solo career that would make him a chart-topper and household name. He released 63 albums and toured frequently before being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011.
John Denver: Country Boy delves into the career and life of this iconic singer who used his musical success to become an advocate for humanitarian causes. Like Campbell, Denver managed to also have success on TV and in the movies, playing opposite an aged George Burns in the 1977 smash, “Oh, God!” Denver died in 1997 when the small plane he was piloting crashed in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends showcases the life of a man who has had essentially two musical careers. His first peaked in 1962 with the success of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” After the rock era of the 1960s and ‘70s, Bennett made a comeback that continues today singing the American standards of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg. Bennett also has become known for his work as a painter.