Webb snapped: a song­smith’s scrap­book.

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1 High School, mu­si­cal. Jimmy Webb, Pa­cific Pal­isades, Los Angeles, CA, 1964: “I got a very bad beat­ing in class.”

2 With MacArthur Park in­ter­preter and ex­pert hell­raiser Richard Har­ris in 1968: “Richard and I had a real train­wreck,” says Jimmy of their Roller derby.

3 I still hear your sea­winds blow­ing: off­shore with part­ner-in-PCP Harry Nils­son, 1973.

4 Up, Up And Away! Again!: Jimmy jumps for joy in May 1970 as The 5th Di­men­sion cel­e­brate win­ning a Grammy for Age Of Aquar­ius.

5 Here comes trou­ble: one man and his Shelby Co­bra 427 Su­per Snake, 1969: “It was a world of op­u­lence,” ad­mits Webb.

6 The singer and the song: es­say­ing By The Time I Get To Phoenix, his mega-hit for Glen Camp­bell, on the Old Grey Whis­tle Test, June 1971.

7 Still on the line: Webb and Camp­bell at the ASCAP Coun­try Mu­sic Awards, 2006.

8 What’s the worst that could hap­pen? The Young Prince sur­veys his king­dom, 1968. “I was pretty cocky.”

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