Jimmy Webb

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Birthday
15, 1946
Birthplace
Elk City, OK
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1946 (age 72)
Birthplace
Elk City, OK

About

Popular songwriter known for such hits as "Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park," and "All I Know." Many of his hits achieved platinum status.

Before Fame

His first song to be commercially recorded was "My Christmas Tree" and was performed by The Supremes on "Merry Christmas," their album from 1965.

Trivia

He worked with some of history's most popular singers, including Glen Campbell, Thelma Houston, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Art Garfunkel, Amy Grant, Donna Summer, Carly Simon, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Family Life

His parents were musical, but also religiously conservative and greatly restricted his musical intake. His mother died in 1965 shortly after the family moved to Southern California. His father decided to return to Oklahoma, but he stayed to pursue his musical aspirations.

Associated With

He collaborated with actor Richard Harris on two albums, "A Tramp Shining" and "The Yard Went On Forever," both of which were highly acclaimed.