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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby Dee » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:47 am

Jimmy Webb talks music, drugs, his new book, and 'MacArthur Park'
San Diego Union-Tribune
By George Varga
July 16, 2017


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This is a good interview if you haven't read Jimmy's memoir (I haven't done so yet although I was gifted a copy which I much appreciate) about the dark side of his life in the sixties.
It includes an explanation about why he had stopped writing pop music ("Up Up and Away") and "geographical" and other songs specifically for Glen Campbell. (I had always wondered why their collaborations had discontinued, even though Jimmy continued to write songs that Glen obviously loved and recorded.) Jimmy explains he wanted to escape his reputation as a middle-of-the-road pop songwriter and therefore decided to change-up his career. From the article:
Just how middle-of-the road Webb was considered is perhaps best documented in 1970’s “The Revolution Will Not be Televised,” a searing, proto-rap anthem by Gil Scott-Heron.

It includes the line: The (revolution’s) theme song will not be written by Jim Webb, Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell.

“Being considered part of the right-wing establishment was a characterization that I reacted to very vehemently,” Webb recalled. “I was not that. Those were not my politics.

“My whole life then was reflexive: ‘Don’t turn me into Donnie Osmond.’ I was a famous guy, for a songwriter. So don’t say that I’m not going to write the theme song for the revolution — I am going to write the theme song for the revolution! --Jimmy Webb

Question for the "Webbheads" who read this JW topic on the forums here: Did Jimmy eventually write the theme song for the political revolution in America that started in the sixties? If so, which of his penned songs is considered as such?

You can read the full article here:
:arrow: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ent ... story.html

If you would like to listen to the official version of Scott-Heron's anthem of revolution, “The Revolution Will Not be Televised”, jump over to YT using this link: https://youtu.be/vwSRqaZGsPw.
It is probably safe to assume the rapper was not a fan of The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour. lol

BTW, the thumb print image above is shared from this article (and other recent sources that published it). It was taken by Henry Diltz, the famous rock and roll photographer.

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby Dee » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:22 am

Behind the cake and the rain: the life of Jimmy Webb - AUDIO INTERVIEW conducted in Brisbane, Australia
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Here's an almost hour-long radio interview with Jimmy.
If you don't have time to listen to it now, you can download the ((podcast)) to listen to later.

:arrow: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/co ... bb/8626830
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby Dee » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:02 pm

Welcome to Glen Campbell Forums, James!
Thank you for posting photos of your signed Bluebird guitar and sharing when and where you met both Glen and Jimmy. What a thrill for you!
I think it must be very rare to have both of their signatures on a guitar, especially a Bluebird and particularly on both the front and back of it.
Congrats!
(I'll bet Jimmy felt honored to sign this guitar for you.)
I have long wondered why the Bluebirds are so special?
Was this guitar designed for Glen? He still owns at least one, I believe. I saw it three years ago on display in a special exhibition in Nashville.
We would love to know how you, obviously a big fan in Australia (a long way from Delight, Arkansas!) came to find this special Glen Campbell guitar?
Thanks again.
Dee

P.S. This is Jimmy Webb's set list from his recent concert in Melbourne (posted online by noise11.com). I imagine it is the same or similar set from the concert you attended in Brisbane?

Part 1
Highwayman (from Glen Campbell’s Highwayman, 1979 and The Highwaymen, 1984)
Galveston (from Glen Campbell’s ‘Galveston, 1967)
All I Know (from Art Garfunkel’s Angel Clare, 1972)
Do What You Gotta Do (from Johnny Rivers, Rewind, 1967, Nina Simone, ‘Nuff Said, 1968)
Up Up and Away (from The 5th Dimension, Up Yup & Away, 1967)

Part 2
By The Time I Get To Phoenix (from Glen Campbell’s ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix, 1967)
The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress (from Joe Cocker, I Can Stand A Little Rain, 1974 and Glen Campbell, Reunion, 1974)
Just Like Always (from Glen Campbell Adios, 2017)
Wichita Lineman (from Glen Campbell’s Wichita Lineman, 1968)
Macarthur Park (from Richard Harris, A Tramp Shining, 1968)

Encore
Adios (from Glen Campbell Adios, 2017)
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby jay » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:59 am

Hey James!

Thanks for posting in the forums...I saw your Bluebird on the FB Ovation site. What a beautiful guitar and to have it autographed by two legends that are directly and indirectly related to it is incredible. I hate to trouble you, but I would love for you to attach a picture or two and tell about your Bluebirds history and how you came about owning it. You might even share with the readers about how and why Charlie produced the Bluebirds and why they are so special. These stories about Glen do not need to be lost in time and truly are a part of his legacy. Thanks again for taking the time to share your experiences with Glen and Jimmy in the forum.
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby JamesW » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:21 am

I saw Glen in 2009 on his last visit to Australia.
I was lucky enough to meet him at Jupiters on the Gold Coast before the show.
He was very gracious and kindly autographed my Ovation Bluebird guitar.
On Saturday last I went to see Jimmy Webb here in Brisbane and had the pleasure to meet him also
Just a fantastic show.
My Bluebird now has both Glen and Jimmy's signature.
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby Dee » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Jimmy Webb is touring Australia currently.
Check out his guest appearance on Studio 10, an Australian morning news program.

Jimmy's tour schedule is available on his official website at: https://www.jimmywebb.com/shows/

Studio 10 speaks to Jimmy Webb: Talks songwriting, overdose and Glen Campbell

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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby Mike Joyce » Wed May 17, 2017 3:43 pm

Good job Erik and Dee. Love the pictures. Great to see Jimmy being given recognition for his body of work.
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb - currently 45 pages here

Postby Cowpoke » Wed May 17, 2017 5:06 am

Wow, thanks so much Erik for all this information on the setlist and the pictures. Really appreciate it!
And thanks Dee for posting!
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Re: Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb

Postby Dee » Tue May 16, 2017 8:25 pm

"Erik the Dane", member and friend of Glen Campbell Forums (as well as a dear friend of mine) flew in from Denmark to New York City to attend Jimmy Webb's The Cake and The Rain Concert at Carnegie Hall.
As some of you know, Jimmy Webb considers Erik, a long-time JW fan and JW concert planner in Denmark, as one of his dedicated documentarians.
Erik did a great "job" of documenting the Carnegie event and was super thoughtful to send us the set list, insider observations, and rockin' photos!

THE SET LIST

”Oklahoma Nights”, acapella, 1-2 vers (group Hanson) - Michael Douglas talk - ”Moon Is A Harsh Mistress” (Judy Collins), ”Up, Up And Away” (Marilyn McCoo / Billy Davis, Jr. - Fifth Dimension), “The Worst That Could Happen” (Marilyn McCoo / Billy Davis, Jr.), “Do What You Gotta Do” (B.J. Thomas), “Still Within The Sound Of My Voice” (Liz Callaway), “Highwayman” (group Hanson), “Shattered” (Shelèa), “Phoenix” (Johnny Rivers), “Galveston” (Jimmy Webb), “If These Walls Could Speak” (Graham Nash / J.W. sings together), “All I Know”, (Art Garfunkel / J.W. piano), “Wichita Lineman” (Dwight Yoakam) - Michael Douglas talk - “You Might As Well Smile” (Ashley Campbell) - Michael Douglas talk - “Didn`t We” (Catherine Zeta-Jones), “Only One Life” (Michael Feinstein), “MacArthur Park” (Toby Keith / J.W. play middle piece on piano), “Adios” (Amy Grant / J.W. sings for), LAST “Up, Up And Away” (All contributors sing with Jimmy).

At the rehearsal, Erik had a "short talk" with the wife of Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones. He shared with me: "what A GREAT VOICE, she have!"
If you saw the video of Catherine singing "Didn't We" on YouTube, yes, she has an amazing voice. (She is a 2017 Tony Awards Nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for "A Little Night Music".)
(Photos and video filming during the concert were not permitted.)

At the after party, Erik spoke briefly with Johnny Rivers, Michael Feinstein, Dwight Yoakam and Toby Keith.
And had a `small talk`with Amy Grant, describing her as a very down to earth lady.
Highlights for Erik: “Didn`t We” (sung by Catherine Zeta-Jones) and “MacArthur Park” (performed by Toby Keith / J.W. play middle piece on piano).

Other special guests whom he met (some not for the first time) at the after party are pictured below in photos he is sharing with Glen Campbell Forums with permission to post.
Very kind of Erik. He knows I have not been well; otherwise, I would have been the girl popping out of the cake at the after party! Sorry you had to miss that spectacle, Jimmy Webb! lol

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CARNEGIE HALL: INTERIOR, EXTERIOR, & EVENT PROGRAM:

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THE CONCERT'S GRAND FINALE WHEN ALL THE PERFORMERS JOINED JIMMY WEBB ON STAGE TO SING "UP, UP AND AWAY":

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THE AFTER PARTY!

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KIM CAMPBELL AND STAN SCHNEIDER WITH ASHLEY CAMPBELL POPPING IN THE SHOT:

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KIM CAMPBELL AND ERIK THE DANE:

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Thank you again, Erik, for your wonderful recap and thoughtful shares!
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