Jimmy Lane Webb (b. 15 August 1946, Elk City, Oklahoma) is an American songwriter. He was raised into a tradition of church music and later moved to Hollywood, where he took a position transcribing songs for singers in a recording studio. He also worked for Motown’s publishing division. He wrote several songs for Johnny Rivers, including By the Time I Get to Phoenix, which later gained fame in a recording by Glen Campbell.
Webb organized his own band, Strawberry Children, but found his greatest fame as a songwriter. He arranged and conducted the first two albums recorded by the Fifth Dimension and later worked with the Supremes and Art Garfunkel.
Works for Winds
- By the Time I Get to Phoenix
- Didn't We Almost Have It All
- MacArthur Park (arr. Holcombe) (1967/1973)
- MacArthur Park (arr. Sheehan) (1967/)
- MacArthur Park (arr. Sparke) (1968/)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Jimmy Webb." Accessed 30 November 2014.