Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb
Songwriter

Jimmy Webb

August 15, 1946, Elk City, OK

Jimmy Webb is that rarity in rock music, a professional songwriter who achieved stardom in that capacity. Rock music has its share of great songwriters, but most of them - Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Gene Clark, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend - became best known for their own recordings of their best work. […] Webb, in fact, may well have kept the craft of the songwriter in popular music alive and kicking in a new generation of popular music, saving the songwriting profession from being ghettoized onto the Broadway stage and the world of the commercial jingle. Along with his personal idol Burt Bacharach, Webb is one of the few non-performing artists of the '60s to achieve public stardom as well as professional acclaim, which has endured across decades and dozens of stylistic trends in popular music. With his success - marked by gold and platinum records - as a composer, arranger, and producer, and his periodic recordings of his own, Webb is possibly the closest figure that the post-pop music generation has produced to approximate Hoagy Carmichael. ~ Allmusic: Jimmy Webb ~ retrieved August 14, 2013 © Allmusic

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August 15, 1998 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (2) Shania Twain, You're Still The One ~ #2 (2) Usher, My Way ~ #1 (1) Brandy & Monica, The Boy Is Mine

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Jimmy Webb ~ Awarded a Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2003 Johnny Mercer Award.

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