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Songwriter Jimmy Webb on MacArthur Park

The Story

Hit songwriter Jimmy Webb is best known for the enigmatic lyrics of the Richard Harris hit, MacArthur Park.  He talks to 90 Minutes Live host Peter Gzowski about that song, writing for Glen Campbell’s recent wedding, and what he’s working on now.

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: 90 Minutes Live
Broadcast Date: Jan. 7, 1977
Host: Peter Gzowski
Guest: Jimmy Webb

Did You know?

• Jimmy Webb was born Aug. 15, 1946 in Elk City, Oklahoma.  

• Webb is the writer of 4 well-known hits for Glen Campbell -- Wichita Lineman, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Galveston and Where's the Playground Susie.  In the interview seen here, Glen Campbell talks about some of the songs he's recorded, including Witchita Lineman, which won writer Jimmy Webb song of the year from Country & Western Music Academy.



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