A Chat with Jimmy Webb, the Legendary Oklahoma-Born Songwriter (Encore Presentation)
The latest batch of historic recordings to be annually inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress was announced last month. Among them was the 1968 single, "Wichita Lineman," which was a big hit for Glen Campbell. That song was written by Jimmy Webb, the Oklahoma native who's widely seen as one of America's finest pop songwriters -- and who had a remarkable run of hit songs in the 1960s and early 1970s. On this edition of ST, we listen back to our 2017 conversation with Webb, which happened just after his memoir, "The Cake and the Rain," had been published.