The songwriting scuttlebutt is that he wrote his first top 10 click, “Didn’t We?” when he was 17 or 19 or 20. However old he was, he has had the chops to turn out idiosyncratic hits maybe since the cradle: After all, he’s the guy composed “Wichita Lineman” and then turned around towrite “MacArthur Park.” And though Richard Harris might have sung the latter up to the top of the charts and Glen Campbell might have taken the former to the same peak, Jimmy Webb remains the best Jimmy Webb interpreter going.
Fri., June 28, 8 p.m., 2013
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