MASTERTAPES SERIES 7 - 5. JIMMY WEBB (THE A-SIDE) (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 11th December 2017
The legendary JIMMY WEBB talks to John Wilson about a career of song-writing that began in High School and went on to include platinum selling hits for Donna Summer, Frank Sinatra, R.E.M., Barbara Streisand and, of course, Glen Campbell.
The youngest person ever to have been inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame and the only artist to have won Grammy Awards in music, lyrics and orchestration, Jimmy Webb's compositions include 'MacArthur Park', 'Wichita Lineman', 'Up, Up And Away', 'Galvaston' and the third most performed song in the fifty years between 1940 & 1990 - 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix'.
Series Producer: Paul Kobrak.