The critical acclaim composer Jimmy Webb has received during his almost thirty years of success is as remarkable as the accomplishments they honour: Webb is the only artist to ever receive Grammy awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration.
Also a recipient of The National Academy of Songwriters’ Lifetime Achievement Award, Webb is best known for the instant classics he provided for such artists as Glen Campbell (By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Galveston), Richard Harris ( MacArthur Park), the Fifth Dimension (Up, Up and Away, This Is Your Life), Art Garfunkel (All I Know), Linda Ronstadt (Easy For You To Say), Joe Cocker (The Moon's A Harsh Mistress) and so on.
Over the course of his career – which spans more than half a century – Webb has also added his inimitable genius to a number of film and television projects as well as video games. He has written songs and themes for works such as Doc (1971), Naked Ape (1973) or Voices (1979). His solo effort, Christmas Will Return, was included in Disney's 1994 smash hit, The Santa Clause. Webb has provided the theme songs and music for Rolling Stone Magazine's Tenth Anniversary Special and has also scored Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and well as MGM Television's Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. In 2013, he provided music for breakthrough video game, Grand Theft Auto V.
Jimmy Webb's accomplishments as a composer, arranger, and producer demonstrate beyond question that he remains as important and vital a cultural figure today as he was over three decades ago.