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In the second of two programmes, we learn the stories behind such classics as MacArthur Park and Wichita Lineman, with the songwriter Jimmy Webb at the keys.

In the second of 2 one hour programmes, Jimmy Webb tells us how he turned down a lucrative deal to star in Las Vegas and opted for the rock and roll roots of the Monterey Pop Festival playing with the notorious Wrecking Crew. He talks about coming to England and meeting The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. His lyrics continued to mesmerise with songs like "Didn't We" and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix". Johnnie Walker sits beside him as he plays his songs and tells their stories at his beloved keyboard.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Richard Harris

    MacArthur Park

    • Radio 2 - More Songs of the Century (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
    • 9.
  • Donna Summer

    MacArthur Park

    • The Dance Collection.
    • Casablanca.
    • 4.
  • Glen Campbell

    Wichita Lineman

    • Country Moods (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.