Me and Glen: Song­writer Jimmy Webb

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Glen Camp­bell, crooner of the ru­ral work­ing­man, had a string of hits in the late 1960s and 1970s — “Wi­chita Line­man,” “Galve­ston,” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” just to name a few. Charis­matic and hand­some as he was in his hey­day, Camp­bell owes much of his fame to the skills of Jimmy Webb, the be­hind-the-scenes tal­ent writ­ing the songs that made the girls swoon. Webb was in­ducted into the Song­writ­ers Hall of Fame in 1986 and is the only artist ever to re­ceive Grammy Awards for mu­sic, lyrics, and or­ches­tra­tion. On Satur­day, March 4, at 7:30 p.m., the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter presents Jimmy Webb: The Glen Camp­bell Years, in which Webb plays the songs he pro­duced with Camp­bell and rem­i­nisces about his old friend, who now suf­fers from ad­vanced Alzheimer’s dis­ease. The Len­sic is lo­cated at 211 W. San Fran­cisco St. Tick­ets, $20-$55, are avail­able by call­ing 505-988-1234 or vis­it­ing www.tick­ — Jen­nifer Levin

Glen Camp­bell and Jimmy Webb

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