Naked Soul: Jimmy Webb
New York, NY
Friday May 11, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011
The critical acclaim composer ASCAP Board Member Jimmy Webb has received during his more than forty years of success is as remarkable as the accomplishments they honor: Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, he is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and his “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” has been the third most performed song in the last fifty years, with “Up, Up and Away” on the same list in the top thirty.
Webb's “Wichita Lineman” has been listed in Mojo Magazine’s worldwide survey of the best one hundred singles of all time in the top fifty, and was singled out in Blender as “The Greatest Song Ever." Though best known for the instant classics he provided for such artists as Glen Campbell (“By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Where’s The Playground, Susie”), Richard Harris (“MacArthur Park,” “Didn’t We”), the Fifth Dimension (“Up, Up and Away,” “This Is Your Life”), The Brooklyn Bridge (“Worst That Could Happen”), Art Garfunkel (“All I Know”), Linda Ronstadt (“Easy For You To Say”), Joe Cocker (“The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress”) and so on, Jimmy Webb continues to write songs that are as carefully crafted and magical as the earlier ones.
$40.00 in advance / $45.00 day-of / Member Price: $36.00
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