James Layne "Jimmy" Webb (born August 15, 1946) is an American songwriter, composer, and singer. He has written numerous platinum-selling songs, including "Up, Up and Away", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "The Worst That Could Happen", "All I Know", and "MacArthur Park". He has had successful collaborations with The 5th Dimension, Glen Campbell, Richard Harris, and Art Garfunkel. In addition, his compositions have been performed by many popular contemporary artists, including Linda Ronstadt, The Supremes, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Rod McKuen, Frank Sinatra, Thelma Houston, The Temptations, Barbra Streisand, Joe Cocker, Judy Collins, Donna Summer, America, Amy Grant, Dionne Warwick, John Denver, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Tom Jones, Michael Feinstein, Rosemary Clooney, R.E.M., Cassandra Wilson, and Carly Simon.
- Clips (5)Latest ClipJimmy Webb and Carol Kaye describe the origin of Glen Campbell's hit 'Wichita Lineman'
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- Jimmy Webb and Carol Kaye describe the origin of Glen Campbell's hit 'Wichita Lineman'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p013qrhq.jpg2013-01-11T17:17:00ZJimmy Webb and Carol Kaye reveal how 'Wichita Lineman' came to life.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/04e296d1-ab98-46e9-ba88-a42b5024e518?clipfocus=p013nf55Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Jimmy Webb and Carol Kaye describe the origin of Glen Campbell's hit 'Wichita Lineman'
- Songwriter and musician Jimmy Webbhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02ch0zm.jpg2012-05-21T23:00:25ZSongwriter and musician Jimmy Webb chats to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/04e296d1-ab98-46e9-ba88-a42b5024e518?clipfocus=p00sz73qSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Songwriter and musician Jimmy Webb
- Jimmy Webb chats to Jools Hollandhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgzgf.jpg2012-05-18T23:00:00ZJimmy Webb talks about his songwriting career on Later... with Jools Holland.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/04e296d1-ab98-46e9-ba88-a42b5024e518?clipfocus=p00sslcwSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 6 mins
Jimmy Webb chats to Jools Holland
- Rumer & Jimmy Webb chat to Jools Holland.http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgys2.jpg2012-05-16T23:00:22ZRumer & Jimmy Webb talk about their collaboration on Later... with Jools Holland.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/04e296d1-ab98-46e9-ba88-a42b5024e518?clipfocus=p00spmwsSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Rumer & Jimmy Webb chat to Jools Holland.
- Glen Campbell tribute - CMA Awards 2011http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cd17t.jpg2011-11-11T22:00:00ZKeith Urban, Vince Gill & Brad Paisley pay tribute to Glen Campbell at the 45th Annual CMA Awards.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/04e296d1-ab98-46e9-ba88-a42b5024e518?clipfocus=p00ltsxhSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Glen Campbell tribute - CMA Awards 2011
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