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Jimmy Webb

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Born on this day (15 August) in 1946, ┬áJimmy Webb American singer, songwriter who wrote the 1968 hit for Richard Harris ‘MacArthur Park’, plus ‘Galveston’, for Glen Campbell (and other hits for Campbell), and ‘Up Up and Away’, a hit for 5th Dimension.

According to BMI, his song ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ was the third most performed song in the fifty years between 1940 and 1990.

Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.

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