AirTalk for May 14, 2010

Grammy-winning artist Jimmy Webb revisits MacArthur Park

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Musician Jimmy Webb onstage at the ASCAP Tribeca Music Lounge held at the Canal Room during the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival on May 1, 2007 in New York City.

Jimmy Webb's songs are some of the most performed and beloved in popular music. In a career of over 40 years, a range of artists made his tunes such as "Wichita Lineman," "Up, Up, and Away," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," and "MacArthur Park" into chart-topping hits. He's also the only person ever to receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration. This month Jimmy Webb and singer Thelma Houston will perform at an event to benefit the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park- the same place that inspired Webb's famous song. Larry talks with Jimmy Webb about his influential work.

Jimmy Webb and Thelma Houston will perform at the Grammy Museum on May 21st for a fundraiser to benefit the Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park.

Guest:

Jimmy Webb, songwriter and musician


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