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Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Webb!

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Jimmy Webb turns 65 today (meaning those AARP benefits are gonna start rolling in) and before you say Jimmy Who-whaa?, let me rattle off a few song titles for you: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Galveston," "MacArthur Park," "Highwayman." Webb wrote all of these, and the list goes on and on. Sure, a lot of Webb's material falls into the easy listening end of the spectrum (and Richard Harris' rendition of "MacArthur Park" is still fascinatingly, unrelentingly awful), but any person who wrote this song deserves a little recognition on his big day:

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